@NasherMuseum / no. 045 / May 07, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
ART MUSEUM DAY / Saturday May 18 / We want to hear from you! This visitor conversation is in celebration of the upcoming Art Museum Day, with FREE admission to the Nasher Museum on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) presents Art Museum Day to coincide with International Museum Day on that Saturday. The Nasher Museum is taking part along with more than 120 other AAMD member museums across North America.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE LIGHT SENSITIVE / Sunday May 12 / This is the final week to see Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections. Light Sensitive includes over 100 works, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from twelve public and private North Carolina collections.
SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES / Saturday, May 18, 10 AM / After a quick drawing warm-up activity, visitors can practice sketching works of art around the museum. Paper and drawing utensils will be supplied. Pens and wet media are not permitted in the Nasher Museum galleries. Free and open to the public. Photo by J Caldwell
ART WITH THE EXPERTS / Monday May 20, 7 PM / Nasher Museum Education Curator Juline Chevalier presents a slide lecture on Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey at the southwest branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham. Free and open to the public.
SUPPORTING MEMBER EVENT / Tuesday May 21, 7 PM / Experience Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey with curator Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum. All Supporting Members are invited to attend (members at the Young Friend $90, Sponsor $100 and above). RSVP: call 919-684-3411 or email email@example.com. Photo by J Caldwell
IMAGE GALLERIES / We have some delightful photos to share from two recent events: First Thursday Gallery Talk with Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, on Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey and Free Family Day. Photos by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Katie Hardiman writes, "I came upon Thomas Struth’s photograph, Museo del Prado 5, Madrid (2005). Struth is a well-known German photographer, and this piece is part of his acclaimed Museum series, which depicts individuals as they view various works of art. This photograph shows a group of uniformed students standing in front of Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas (1565) and not a single one of these adolescents looks at the painting." 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: Anthony Goicolea, Guardian, 2008. Chromogenic print face mounted on Plexiglas, 40 x 93 inches (101.6 x 236.2 cm). Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr. ©Anthony Goicolea. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY.
Image for VIEW: Andreas Gefeller, Untitled (Parking Site), Düsseldorf from the series Supervisions, 2007. Chromogenic print, 67 x 88 inches (170.2 x 223.5 cm). Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr. ©Andreas Gefeller. Courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler, New York, NY.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Jack Mitchell, Andy Warhol, 1973. Gelatin Silver Print. 10.9 x 13.8 inches (27.7 cm x 35 cm). Use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws via wikipedia.org.
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 LEARN: Wangechi Mutu, People in Glass Towers Should Not Imagine Us, 2003. Mixed-media collage on paper, overall: 70 x 102 inches (177.8 x 259.1 cm). Collection of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn, New York. Image courtesy of Salon 94, New York. © Wangechi Mutu.
Image for TOUR: Gallery portrait of artist Wangechi Mutu with curator Trevor Schoonmaker. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for BLOG: Thomas Struth, Museo del Prado 5, Madrid, 2005. Chromogenic print, 65 1/2 x 82 inches (166.2 x 208 cm). Collection of Dr. Carlos Garcia-Velez. ©Thomas Struth. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY.
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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SU (5/12) Noon Final day of Light Sensitive
SA (5/18) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
MO (5/20) 7 PM Art with the Experts
TU (5/21) 7 PM Supporting Member Private Tour
Andy Warhol, whose work is part of Light Sensitive, won the prestigious Art Director’s Club Medal for creating an advertisement for which item?
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Last week's quiz: American artist Robert Rauschenberg is perhaps best known for his use of non-traditional materials and objects he calls combines.
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