@NasherMuseum / no. 010    September 18, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Who owns the past?
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CROSS-CULTURAL ROUNDTABLE: WHO OWNS THE PAST? / Thursday, September 20, 5 PM / The issue of cultural repatriation has become a prominent issue in recent years. Who Owns The Past? will be a roundtable discussion with panelists Professor Deborah A. DeMott, Professor Carla M. Antonaccio, Professor Vincas P. Steponaitis and Nasher Museum Director Kimerly Rorschach covering contemporary issues of antiquities acquisition, ownership, repatriation for American museums and more.  The Graduate Student Association of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University will present this event in conjunction with the exhibition Eat, Pray, Weave: Ancient Peruvian Art from the Nasher Collection. Reception to follow.


FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, September 23, Noon / Join us for a gallery scavenger hunt, make-and-take crafts, live entertainment. Additional support for the Nasher Museum’s education programs is provided by the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, Fox Family Foundation, Nordstrom, and SunTrust Foundation. In-kind support is provided by The Container Store®. Photo by J Caldwell

80s TO THE M-M-M-MAX: FREE FILM SERIES / Thursday, September 20, 7 PM / Free film series (see complete listing) on art and life in gritty New York, in conjunction with Time Capsule. This week we present Downtown Calling (2009, Shan Nicholson, 75 min). For an early dinner and reserved seating for the film, make cafe reservations online or by phone (919-684-6032).

ARTIST LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE / We look forward to the upcoming solo exhibition of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, one of our favorite painters, at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. All Manner of Needs, on view through October 13, is her second solo show at the gallery. Lynette is a British artist of Ghanaian ancestry whose lush portraits are based upon fictional characters. The painting (above) was featured in our 2011 exhibition, Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions. IMAGE: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tambourine, 2010. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with funds provided by Marjorie and Michael Levine (T '84, P '16). Photo by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG / Congratulations to Nasher Museum Summer intern Danya Devine. Her watercolor Parakeets was recently selected for the 2012 Duke Children’s Hospital All-Occasion Cards! The press conference with the honorary chair, Duke Men's Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski, is November 7 at 10 AM at Duke Children’s Hospital. Danya is a senior at Jordan High School and Parakeets was her first final project that she did with watercolor. Read more

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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: The front cover of Blondie 1978 7" single Hanging On The Telephone, copyright Chrysalis Records (UK). Use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws via wikipedia.org.
Lower image for VOTE: Nazca, Plate, 100-300. Ceramic, polychrome, 1 3/8 x 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 inches (3.5 x 14.7 x 14.7 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. The Paul A. and Virginia Clifford Collection, 1973.1.448.
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 (9/20) / 5 PM Who owns the past?
TH (9/20) / 7 PM 80s to the M-M-M-Max
SU (9/23) / Noon Free Family Day

This week we present Downtown Calling, part of the free Time Capsule film series.The documentary is narrated by Debbie Harry, lead singer of new wave '80s band Blondie. What was the name of Blondie's debut album? (Click to answer)

-Parallel Lines
-Plastic Letters
-Eat to the Beat
Last week's survey: We asked what is the art historical terms for circular works of art? While mandalas and tondos are round, the catchall term is rondel. Tricky!
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