@NasherMuseum / no. 043 / April 23, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
A Shady Promise
GALLERY TALK AND FILM SCREENING / Thursday, May 2, 5:30 PM/ Join us on First Thursday for a Gallery Talk on Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey with Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. A screening of The Triptych, will follow Stiles' talk. The Triptych is a short-film series that highlights the work of artists Sanford Biggers, Wangechi Mutu, and Barron Claiborne (Director Terence Nance, Director of Photography Shawn Peters, Co-Director Barron Claiborne). 5:30 PM Cash Bar, 7 PM Film.
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday May 5, Noon to 4 PM / Celebrate the Nasher Museum's current exhibitions. Hands-on activities include a gallery hunt, collage activity, sun prints and a camera obscura for families to use. Also enjoy a photo booth and music by accordion player David Digiuseppe. Family Days are supported by the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, Fox Family Foundation, Nordstrom, Mindy and Guy Solie, and the SunTrust Foundation. In-kind support is provided by The Container Store®. Photo by J Caldwell
EXHIBITION, TALK, BOOK SIGNING / Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies / 1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham (map) / Thursday, April 25, 6 PM / The Nasher Museum congratulates Tom Rankin, director of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, on his new book and 15 years of outstanding leadership at CDS. This event reflects the culmination of a long term book project at CDS, nearly a decade in the making: Tom Rankin edited One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia, with Paul Kwilecki, who died in 2009. An exhibition of the same name, curated by Courtney Reid-Eaton, is on view. Reception at 6 PM; talk by Rankin at 7 PM, followed by a book signing. Read more. Photo by Paul Kwilecki
BREW AND GLUE! / Thank you to everyone who attended our collage-making activity – Brew and Glue! – at Fullsteam. The event celebrated the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, on view at the Nasher Museum through July 21, 2013. View a slideshow. Photo by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Kristie Landing writes, "Anthony Goicolea’s black and white digital combination print, Low Tide, 2007, shows an ocean bay besmirched by the hands of progress. Surrounded by natural rock formations, the once idyllic cove has been invaded by alien machinery." Read more.
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Top banner image: Wangechi Mutu, A Shady Promise (detail), 2006. Mixed-media collage on Mylar, overall: 87.5 x 108.75 inches (222.25 x 276.23 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York. © Wangechi Mutu.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Wangechi Mutu, The Bride Who Married a Camel's Head, 2009. Mixed-media collage on Mylar, 42 x 30 inches (106.68 x 76.20 cm). Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Mathias Schormann.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Photo by J Caldwell
Image for BLOG: Anthony Goicolea, Low Tide, 2007. Chromogenic print face mounted on Plexiglass. 60 x 85 inches (152.4 x 215.9 cm). Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr., Wilson, North Carolina.
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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TH (5/2) 5:30 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
TH (5/2) 7 PM Film Screening: The Triptych
SU (5/5) Noon Free Family Day
Like Wangechi Mutu, which Recent Acquisitions artist is known for their use of embellishments like sequins, rhinestones and glitter? (click to answer)
-Stacy Lynn Waddell
-Henry Clay Anderson
Last week's quiz: Kenyan-born contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu identifies closely with fellow collage artist Romare Bearden.
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