@NasherMuseum / no. 034 February 19, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Winter in America
THANK YOU / Dear Nasher Museum members, friends, and visitors. We are excited and humbled by your incredible response to Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. The exhibition was an outstanding success, with more than 50,000 visitors, including 5,340 K-12 school children! Read More
ANNUAL SEMANS LECTURE / Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7 PM / One of America’s most highly regarded photographers, Burk Uzzle, will give the annual Semans Lecture. His work is part of Light Sensitive and also the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. Free and open to the public. Lecture Hall opens for seating at 6:30 PM. Reception with cash bar to follow.
LIGHT SENSITIVE NOW OPEN / View a slideshow of the preview and opening for the exhibition, which includes over 100 works from domestic and international artists, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from 12 public and private North Carolina collections. Light Sensitive is co-organized by guest curator Patricia Leighten, Professor of Art History & Visual Studies at Duke, and Sarah Schroth, Nasher Museum’s Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator. nasher.duke.edu/lightsensitive Photos by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher student intern Elizabeth Turner writes, "As I step foot into the Recent Acquisitions gallery in the Nasher Museum, I momentarily wonder if I am in the right room. Yes, I know the Nasher Museum has had some funky pieces in the Permanent Collection pavilion before, but as I entered the space this morning I was particularly struck by the enormous 8-foot tall gold chain necklace mounted on the wall. Read more. Photo by J Caldwell
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Top banner image. Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, Winter in America (still; detail), 2006. Video (color, sound), 4:05 minute loop. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by William and Ruth True, 2009.2.1. Image courtesy of the artists and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY. ©Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Barkley L. Hendricks, Wonder Woman, 1978 (printed 2010). Digital chromogenic print on Kodak Endura Matte paper, 20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Museum purchase, 2010.16.2. ©Barkley L. Hendricks.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Anonymous, Horloge, Rouen, c. 1860s-70s. Albumen print, 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm). Collection of Jim and Jane Finch.
Image for LISTEN: Burk Uzzle, Jesus with Bat Under Glass, Florida, 2006. Color carbon print, 35 x 40 inches (88.9 x 101.6 cm). Collection of Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass.
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 Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.
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Wonder Woman, a photograph taken by American artist Barkley Hendricks, is part of Exposing the Gaze. Where in North Carolina did Hendricks capture this image? (click to answer)
Last week's quiz: The albumen silver print was invented in 1850 by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard. Most everyone knew the "secret ingredient" in albumen, egg whites. Nice job!
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