@NasherMuseum / no. 044 / April 30, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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. Following the talk is a screening of The Triptych, a short-film series (Director Terence Nance, Director of Photography Shawn Peters, Co-Director Barron Claiborne), a documentary by Afropunk that highlights the work of artists Wangechi Mutu, Sanford Biggers and 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 exhibitions with a gallery hunt, collage activity, sun prints and a camera obscura activity. 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, Mindy and Guy Solie, and the SunTrust Foundation. In-kind support is provided by The Container Store®. Photo by J Caldwell
INTERVIEW WITH WANGECHI MUTU / The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University presents a video interview with artist Wangechi Mutu from her residency at Duke for Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The artist will visit again June 15. Watch on YouTube. Video by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Kristie Landing writes, "The Nasher Museum recently welcomed MJ Sharp for a lecture and we got to learn a little about her love of the South, her nighttime photography techniques, and everything else…including her kitchen sink." Read more.
IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the store and 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 banner image: Wangechi Mutu, Suspended Playtime, 2008/2013. Packing blankets, twine, garbage bags, and gold string; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Image courtesy of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Photo by J Caldwell.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1984. Screenprint with fabric and photo collage on hand-cut paper, 31 7/8 x 26 3/8 inches (81 x 67 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Gift of Blake Byrne, T'57, Susan and David Gersh, Bea Gersh, and Carol and David Appel; 2006.9.1. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
Lower 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.
Image for BLOG: MJ Sharp, Outside Amarillo, 2006 (printed 2012). Chromogenic print, 50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Gift of Frank Konhaus, Ellen Cassilly and the Cassilhaus Collection; 2012.19.1. Image courtesy of the artist. © MJ Sharp.
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
SU (5/12) Noon Final day of Light Sensitive
American artist Robert Rauschenberg is perhaps best known for his use of non-traditional materials and objects. Rauschenberg called them ______?
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Last week's quiz: Like Wangechi Mutu, Mikalene Thomas is known for her use of embellishments like sequins, rhinestones and glitter.
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