@NasherMuseum / no. 046 / May 14, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Eat Cake
ingstagram facebook twitter blog
I like art museums because...
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.
Sketching in the Galleries
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 Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., 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 nashermembership@duke.edu. Photo by J Caldwell
Summer Days Nasher Nights
SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: WINE TASTING  / Thursday May 23, 6 PM / Summer is a great season for spending time at the Nasher Museum, whether exploring the galleries, relaxing on the café patio or enjoying the view from the cool comfort of our Great Hall. The 2013 season kicks off with one of our new events, a monthly Wine Tasting. Relax in the shade on the Rollins Terrace, sip cool white wines, enjoy great art. Tasting pass ($5) available for purchase on site. 
BLOG                          SHOP
Learn     shop

FROM OUR BLOG / As part of Wangechi Mutu’s mid-career review at the Nasher Museum – A Fantastic Journey – the artist discusses her career trajectory and the importance of collage in contemporary art with Nasher Museum curator Trevor Schoonmaker. In this podcast, Wangechi  talks about her diptych, Yo Mama, that she created 10 years ago. 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, Eat Cake (still), 2012. Video installation (black-and-white, sound), 12:51 minute loop. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Gladstone Gallery and Victoria Miro Gallery. © Wangechi Mutu.
Lower 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.
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: Wangechi Mutu, Yo Mama (detail), 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.
© 2000-2013 Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
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
TH (5/23) 6 PM Wine Tasting
We are very close to launching our new and improved website! What feature would you most like to see implemented on the new nasher.duke.edu? (click to answer)
Last week's quiz: Andy Warhol, whose work was part of Light Sensitive, won the prestigious Art Director’s Club Medal for creating an advertisement for a shoe! (more)
Join, renew, upgrade or give the gift of membership online or by calling 919-684-3411.
Become a supporter. Individuals, corporations and foundations can call 919-668-3527 for further information.
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC, 27705.
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10 AM to 5 PM
Thu - 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun - Noon to 5 PM
Mon - closed

General admission to the Nasher Museum is $5 ($4 for Seniors). Admission is FREE for Nasher Museum members, children 15 and under, Duke students, faculty and staff with Duke I.D. and Duke Alumni Association Members with Alumni Membership Card. Thursday, 5-9 PM admission is free for all.

Admission is also FREE to all active duty military personnel and up to five family members, with military ID: Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.