@NasherMuseum / no. 040 / April 2, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The End of eating Everything
ART WITH THE EXPERTS / Tuesday, April 2, 7 PM / Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, will present a slide lecture on Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections at the southwest branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham.
FIRST THURSDAY / Thursday, April 4, 5:30 PM / The Nasher Museum's education department invites visitors of all ages to make collages inspired by Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The event is free and open to the public. 5:30 - 7:30 PM with cash bar. Photo by J Caldwell
ART FOR ALL / Sunday, April 7, 2 PM / Join the Nasher Student Advisory Board in celebrating Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey and the 50th anniversary of the first black students enrolled at Duke. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is part of the Nasher Museum’s ongoing focus on African, African American and African Diaspora artists. The event is free and open to the public.
SUPPORTING MEMBER EVENT / Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM / See Light Sensitive through the eyes of photographer MJ Sharp and interim director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator Sarah Schroth. All Supporting Members are invited to attend (members at the Young Friend $90, Sponsor $100 and above). RSVP: call 919-684-3411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo by J Caldwell
WANGECHI MUTU RESIDENCY / Artist Wangechi Mutu visited the Nasher Museum for several days to celebrate the opening of her first survey in the United States, A Fantastic Journey. During the opening preview event Mutu discussed her career trajectory with curator and organizer Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum. In the days following the opening event, Mutu spoke with K-12 educators, the Nasher Student Advisory Board and students from Art History Professor Richard J. Powell's "The Black Atlantic" class. View slideshow. Photo by J Caldwell
BREW AND GLUE! / Wednesday, April 17, 6 PM / Create your own one-of-a-kind collage while enjoying your favorite Fullsteam brew. The Nasher Museum will provide all the materials. No experience necessary. Free and open to all at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC, 27701. This activity celebrates the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, on view at the Nasher Museum through July 21, 2013. Photo by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Alice Kim writes, "In a process rife with self-reflection and self-awareness, Wangechi Mutu gives particular thought to traditional 'clear-cut' categories like African/European, white/black, male/female, archaic/modern and religious/pornographic. She seems preoccupied with the binary, but instead of opting for one over the other, she splices together her own mutated view to create a 'post-human' chimera." Read more.
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Top banner image: Wangechi Mutu, The End of eating Everything (still detail), 2013. Animated video (color, sound), 8:00 minute loop, edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Image for EDUCATE: Richard Misrach, Submerged Gazebo, Salton Sea, California, 1984 (printed 1997). Chromogenic print, edition 5/10, 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Collection of the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ackland Fund, 2003.24. ©Richard Misrach. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Upper Image for QUIZ and for BLOG: Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree, 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T'57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T'86, B'90, P'15). Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Wangechi Mutu, Root of All Eves, 2010. Mixed-media ink, paint, and collage on Mylar; 96 3/4 x 58 inches (245.7 x 147.3 cm). Collection of George Hartman and Arlene Goldman, Toronto, Canada. © Wangechi Mutu.
Image for CELEBRATE: Wancechi Mutu, Yo Mama, 2003. Ink, mica flakes, pressure-sensitive synthetic polymer sheeting, cut-and-pasted printed paper, painted paper, and synthetic polymer paint on paper; overall: 59 1/8 x 85 inches (150.2 x 215.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift, 2511.2005.a-b. © Wangechi Mutu. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. Photo by David Allison.
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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In Family Tree, Wangechi Mutu depicts a philosopher resting a hand on a skull. This action is a well-known symbol of which Latin phrase? (click to answer)
-Deus ex machina
-In vino veritas
-Cogito ergo sum
We were worried that last week's quiz was too difficult, but the vast majority of answers were correct. Cellophane was the first thermoplastic. Great job!
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