@NasherMuseum / no. 049 / June 4, 2013
Amazing Grace by Wangechi Mutu
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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Gallery Talk
FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY TALK: STACY LYNN WADDELL ON WANGECHI MUTU: A FANTASTIC JOURNEY / Thursday June 6, 5:30 PM / Gallery talk by artist Stacy Lynn Waddell on Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Waddell’s work is also on view at the Nasher Museum as part of Recent Acquisitions. Cash bar, 5:30 PM. Gallery talk, 6 PM.
Summer Days Nasher Nights - Nasher Night Out
SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: NASHER NIGHT OUT / Thursday June 6, any time after 5 PM starting in the Nasher Museum Café/ Celebrate Durham’s trendiest eateries and bars at a progressive party that starts with a first course at the Nasher Museum Café, where you will be given your NNO party plan and ID bracelet needed for exclusive specials and discounts around town. Café reservations encouraged, online or call 919-684-6032. Museum admission is free on Thursdays, 5-9 PM.

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Live and Local
SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: LIVE AND LOCAL / Sunday, June 9, Noon / Enjoy live music in the café by area musicians and a brunch menu featuring local ingredients. Free for café patrons. Reservations online or call 919-684-6032. View the complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule. Photo by J Caldwell
Wangechi Mutu Catalogue Signing
MEET THE ARTIST: WANGECHI MUTU AT MOTORCO / Saturday, June 15, 7 PM / Artist talk and dance party at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave Durham. 919-901-0875. Free. Artist Wangechi Mutu will host a book release and signing party at Motorco for the richly illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Nasher Museum, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Join the artist at Motorco for a lively discussion with Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, critic and musician Greg Tate and Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal.  The conversation will focus on Wangechi’s work in relationship to like-minded musicians, including her recent video collaboration with recording artist Santigold. The talk will be followed by a book signing at 9 PM and a dance party with 9th Wonder, Harrison Haynes (of Les Savy Fav), and DJ Strider. This 176-page book includes many images that highlight the most important and iconic works Mutu has created since the mid-1990s, as well as portraying the installation at the Nasher Museum, including new collages, a monumental wall drawing, videos and selections from the artist’s sketchbooks. The catalogue includes scholarly essays by the exhibition’s curator, Trevor Schoonmaker, art historian Kristine Stiles and Greg Tate, paired with an illustrated chronology of Mutu’s work. Signed catalogues will be available for purchase at Motorco.  Receive a free Nasher Museum tote bag with the purchase of a catalogue and museum membership. Attendees will receive a free ticket voucher to see the exhibition, on view at the Nasher Museum through July 21.
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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Dwayna Clark writes "What should one think about a photograph of two black males, wearing makeup and jewelry, fully nude, and sharing an intimate kiss? The tenderness of the kiss is marred once you notice that one of the men have a gun up to the other's chest. Brotherhood, Crossroads & Etc #2 by Lyle Ashton Harris is part of Exposing the Gaze, a student-curated exhibition that closes June 16, 2013." Read more.

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Top banner image: Detail of blanket used in installation of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
Image for LEARN: Photo by Julia Lynn.
Image for MEET: Wangechi Mutu, Funkalicious fruit field, 2007 (detail). Ink, paint, mixed media, plastic pearls, and collage on Mylar; overall: 92 x 106 inches (233.7 x 269.24 cm). Collection of Glenn Scott Wright, London. Image courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery, London. © Wangechi Mutu.
Image for BLOG: Lyle Ashton Harris, Brotherhood, Crossroads & Etc. #2, 1994. Unique Polaroid. Promised gift of Blake Byrne, T’57.
Image for QUIZ: Mark Bradford, Untitled, 2012. Etching, photogravure and chine-collé on paper; 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Museum purchase in honor of Kimerly Rorschach P’11, P’13, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director, with funds provided by Marilyn M. Arthur, Trent Carmichael, Margaret and Jack Neely, Virginia Rorschach, Paula Cooper, Paula and James Crown, Thomas S. Kenan III, Patricia and Thruston Morton, Christen and Derek Wilson, Deborah DeMott, Jason Rubell and Michelle Simkins-Rubell, C.T. Woods-Powell and Richard Powell, Peg Palmer, Trevor Schoonmaker and Teka Selman, Victor and Lenore Behar, Cynthia and Mark Kuhn, Katharine and Bryan Reid, Mindy and Guy Solie, Pepper and Donald Fluke, Ruth and Sidney Cox, Ann and Rhodes Craver, Trena and Richard Hawkins, Ginger and John Jernigan, Patricia and Bill Joklik, Peggy and John Murray, Mary and James Siedow, Eunice and Herman Grossman, Anna Ho and Bob Whalen, Sarah Schroth, Kristine Stiles, Barbara and Joel Smith, Jo and Peter Baer, Diana Evia-Lanevi and Ingemar Lanevi, Sandra Harris, Laura and James Ladd, Sue and Ralph McCaughan, N. Alison Haltom and David McClay, Carol O’Brien, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Ruth Glesby Wagner, Maureen Berry, Arienne Cheek, Juline Chevalier, Pierce and Kathryn Freelon, Kristen L. Greenaway and Lori S. Ramsey, Angela and Aaron Greenwald, Reneé Cagnina Haynes and Morgan Haynes, Angela O. Terry and A. Daphne Terry, Marianne Wardle, Anne Williams and John Burness, Katharine A. Adkins, J Caldwell, Jamie Dupré, Heather B. Griswold, Brad Johnson, Wendy Hower Livingston, Catherine Morris, Kathleen Wright, Molly and Enrico Boarati, Kenneth Dodson, David Eck, Charles J. Carroll, Rachel Goodwin and Benjamin Riseling, Jimmy Jones, Lee Nisbet, Nikki Reeb, and Amy Weaver; 2012.18.6. ©Mark Bradford. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
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 (6/6) 5 PM Nasher Night Out
TH (6/6) 5:30 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
SU (6/9) Noon Live and Local
TH (6/13) 6 PM Wine Tasting
SA (6/15) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SA (6/15) 7 PM Mutu Catalogue at Motorco
SU (6/16) 5 PM Exposing the Gaze Closes
TU (6/18) 10 AM Summer Make and Takes
Mark Bradford
Six new untitled works on paper by Mark Bradford are now on view as part of Recent Acquisitions. Which art award/prize has Bradford not received? (click to answer)

-Bucksbaum Award
-Marcel Duchamp Prize
-MacArthur Genius Award
-Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
-Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
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