@NasherMuseum / no. 007    August 28, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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FREE TIME CAPSULE TALK / Wednesday, September 5, 7 PM / Meet curator and collector Jason Rubell, T’91, who organized Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell. One of today’s most noted collectors, Rubell organized Time Capsule in 1991 when he was a Duke senior. "This dynamic exhibition proves that Jason Rubell has a terrific eye for identifying artists before they became famous," said Nasher Museum Director Kim Rorschach. "Though most of these works are from the ‘80s, the ideas expressed are still relevant and fresh as ever." Doors open at 6:30 PM. Reception with cash bar to follow. Free and open to all. IMAGE: Rubell in front of Keith Haring's nine-panel series exploring the burgeoning AIDS epidemic. Photo courtesy of Jason Rubell.


FIRST YEAR STUDENT PARTY / Nearly 1,600 first year Duke students visited the Nasher Museum for the first time on August 25. They engaged with Olafur Eliasson’s The uncertain museum, saw the Jason Rubell-curated Time Capsule exhibition and browsed works by Mark Bradford, Romare Bearden and others in the permanent collection. A DJ had students dancing through the night. Photo by J Caldwell. View a slideshow of the evening.


CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS / Saturday, November 3, 7 PM / Join us for an exclusive black-tie, sit-down dinner at Salon d'Automne, the Nasher Museum's Annual Benefit Gala. The evening will also serve as a farewell to the Nasher Museum's founding director, Kimerly Rorschach. Last few seats remaining. We recommend reserving your seats as soon as possible.


SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS / Art Scrabble Thursday, August 30, 5-9 PM / Join us in the Nasher Museum cafe for Art Scrabble. This month's word list highlights the thematic installation, State of Wonder (see SHARE). For cafe reservations visit us online or call 919-684-6032.

Many thanks to First Citizens Bank for sponsoring our 2012 Summer Days Nasher Nights series.

FIRST YEAR READING BOOK INSPIRES ART EXHIBITION / Academic program assistant Molly Borati talks about a new installation in the education corridor gallery that takes inspiration from Duke's first year reading assignment, State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett. Video still from Duke News and Communications.


ARTIST DAVID MCCONNELL / Congratulations to Raleigh-based artist David McConnelll, who has won a 2012-2013 N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award. He is one of 18 artists living and working in North Carolina to receive the $10,000 fellowship to support the creation of new work. McConnell's sound art installation is part of The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. The Record originated at the Nasher Museum in 2010 and is now on view through October 7 at Seattle's Henry Art Gallery. IMAGE: David McConnell, Phonosymphonic Sun, 2008-09. Acrylic on phonographs with 6-channel sound, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by J Caldwell.

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FROM OUR BLOG / For two years, The Record has spun the Nasher Museum right around. The exhibition is currently winding down at its final venue, the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, where it's on view through October 6. We are enjoying every last revolution on the turntable, including a new review of the catalogue edited by curator Trevor Schoonmaker, in Scratched Vinyl. Read more.

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.

Top image: Mark Bradford, Potable Water (detail), 2005. Mixed media collage with billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, and additional mixed media; 130 x 196 inches (330.2 x 497.8 cm). Collection of Hunter Gray. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. © Mark Bradford. Photo by J Caldwell.
Upper image for VOTE: Jenny Holzer, Truisms Footstool, 1988. Baltic brown granite, Ed. 27/40. 15 x 23 x 15 3/4 in. (38.1 x 58.4 x 40 cm). Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Photo by J Caldwell.
Lower image for VOTE: Katharina Fritsch, Gehirn (Brain), 1987/1989. Plaster of Paris and paint, Ed. open. 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (11.5 x 15 x 13 cm). Rubell Family Collection, Miami. 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 Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 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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TH (8/30) / 5-9 PM Art Scrabble
WE (9/5) / 7PM Curator Convo: Jason Rubell
Jenny Holzer is perhaps best known for her public space broadsheet Truisms (1977-9). She later adapted the work to other media like Truism Footstool, which is part of our current exhibition Time Capsule. We also enjoyed her work last fall in The Deconstructive Impulse. Which of the following was not one of her adaptations? (Click to answer)
-LED Signs
-Le Mans race car
-None of the above
Last week's survey: We asked which of five works of art by German contemporary artist and sculptor Katharina Fritsch is not included in Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell. Most correctly chose double bunny.
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