@NasherMuseum / no. 002    July 24, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Get Inspired at the Nasher Museum this Summer!
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OLAFUR ELIASSON AND AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL / TH, July 26 at 6:45, 7:15 and 7:45 PM / The Nasher Museum welcomes New York dancer and choreographer Gwen Welliver, faculty member of American Dance Festival. She and her composition lab students will present three informal showings of work inspired by Olafur Eliasson's large-scale interactive installation, The uncertain museum. Eliasson's work explores the relationship between spectator and object. The dancers will move inside The uncertain museum, and interact with patterns of projected light and shadow that visitors will see from outside the space. In between dances, visitors will have the chance to step inside the installation. Photo by J Caldwell | View slideshow
SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS /  TH, July 26, 5-9 PM (last seating 8:15 PM) / Guest Chef Robert Casper of City Kitchen in Chapel Hill joins the Nasher Museum Cafe. These events often sell out, and reservations are strongly recommended. Last seating 8:15 PM; museum and cafe close at 9 PM. For cafe reservations visit us online or call 919-684-6032. Details and a complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Next Thursday: Art Scrabble 5-9 PM

Summer Days Nasher Nights is sponsored by

ARTIST XAVIERA SIMMONS / New York artist Xaviera Simmons created photographs of the North Carolina landscape and solicited musical responses from musicians for her installation in The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. The Record exhibition originated at the Nasher Museum in 2010 and has since traveled to Miami and is now on view through October 7 in Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery.  She was an artist in residence this past year at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where her beautiful work remains on view through October 21. IMAGES: Xaviera Simmons, Index Three Composition Two and Index Three Composition Three, 2012. Color Photographs, 40 by 55 inches. Courtesy of the artist and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
FROM THE DIRECTOR / "I am extremely proud to have been part of the Nasher Museum’s exciting beginnings." Read more. Photo by Duke Photography

SUMMER MAKE AND TAKE / TU, July 24, 10 AM-12 PM, & TH, July 26, 5-7 PM / Explore the museum with your hands. Make a Nasher Museum memory book by compiling images of artwork seen at the Nasher Museum and creating some of your own. Free and open to all ages. No reservation necessary. Tuesday, July 24 from 10 AM-12 PM, and Thursday, July 26 from 5-7 PM. Photo by J Caldwell

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF OUR UPCOMING BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBITION / Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7 PM /  Join us for Salon d'Automne, the Nasher Museum's annual 2012 benefit gala. This year we celebrate the exclusive preview opening of the Nasher Museum's upcoming blockbuster, Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore with a superb black-tie, sit-down dinner. Purchase a table or a seat to join the festivities. Tickets for this year's gala are limited, thus we recommend you purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

SUMMER DAYS AND SUNDAY BRUNCH / Sunday, July 29, 12-2 PM /  Enjoy Sunday brunch at the Nasher Museum Cafe, with live music on the next two Sundays: July 29 and August 5, from 12-2 PM. This Sunday, Frankie Alexander returns to the cafe to sing jazz standards. Make your cafe reservations online or by calling 919-684-6032. Photo by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG / We were not sure what to expect when we invited New York dancer and choreographer Gwen Welliver and her students to visit our Olafur Eliasson installation, The uncertain museum. More Photo by J Caldwell

IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Store and Nasher Museum Cafe, and receive free, unlimited admission and special invitations and subscriptions to our full-color calendar and post card mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk. Photo by J Caldwell


Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University, and the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art.

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TU (7/24) / 10 AM-12 PM Summer Make & Take
TH (7/26) / 5-7 PM Summer Make & Take
TH (7/26) / 5-7 PM Guest Chef: Robert Casper
TH (7/26) / 5-7 PM Eliasson and ADF
SU (7/29) / 12-2 PM Sunday Brunch

Which two rules did we give the ADF dancers that visited and interacted with Olafur Eliasson's The uncertain museum?(Click to answer)
Photo by J Caldwell
previous survey
Photo by Sarah Silver
Last week's survey: We are really impressed; not only do you all know a lot about art, but you also know a lot about dance. Most correctly identified that it is Martha Graham who is generally credited as the founding mother of modern dance.
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