@NasherMuseum / no. 051 / June 18, 2013
The Human Position
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The Human Position
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Mark Haim - This Land is Your Land

MARK HAIM: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 7 & 9 PM / The American Dance Festival and Nasher Museum co-present This Land Is Your Land by Seattle choreographer and distinguished ADF faculty member Mark Haim for 14 performers in the minimalist tradition. The acclaimed work debuted in Paris in January and is special to North Carolina audiences this summer. Set to a dynamic country music score, This Land is Your Land is based on a simple, continuously mutating walking pattern. Haim uses culturally-identifiable props, from Starbucks cups to cell phones, to explore contemporary hot-button issues such as consumerism, environmental abuse and body image. Contains adult themes and nudity. Seating will be provided; personal chairs are not permitted.

Advance tickets are avaible: $15. Purchase tickets at Duke University Box Office online at tickets.duke.edu or by phone: 919-684-4444. There will be limited chair seating available on a first come, first served basis. Additional seating will be available on the floor, and audience members will also have the option of standing. Performances are 50 minutes. More information: americandance festival.org. Photo by Tim Summers

The Human Position

THE HUMAN POSITION: OLD MASTER WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OPENS / Thursday, June 20, 10 AM / More than 70 works of European art spanning six centuries are featured in The Human Position: Old Master Works from the Collection. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the 14th through the 19th centuries, all from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection and rarely on view. The exhibition features European Old Masters, including Italian Renaissance and Baroque painters such as Titian’s contemporary Bonifacio de’Pitati, Spanish Court painters Vicente Carducho and Francisco Rizi, French Neo-Classical artists Francois Gerard and Merry-Joseph Blondel, master printmakers Durer, Callot and Rembrandt, and many more. Read more. The Human Position is on view through August 26, 2013.

One Day I Will Write About This Place
SUMMER BOOK DISCUSSION / Wednesday, June 19, 11 AM and Sunday, June 23, 2 PM / Our book discussion series starts June 19 with One Day I will Write About this Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina, chosen to complement Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The novel is available in the Nasher Museum Store. Museum members receive a store discount. Full summer book discussion schedule.
SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: GUEST CHEF ROBERT CASPER / Thursday, June 20, 5 PM / Guest chef Robert Casper of Kipos in Chapel Hill will a create a menu (PDF) inspired by a basket of gourmet ingredients provided by Parker and Otis. Last seating 8 PM. Reservations are strongly encouraged, online or by calling 919-684-6032. General admission is always free on Thursdays, 5-9 PM. View all Summer Days Nasher Nights eventsPhoto by J Caldwell
SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: LIVE AND LOCAL / Sunday, June 23, Noon / Enjoy live folk music from the British Isles with Bob Vasile; free for café patrons. A brunch menu featuring local ingredients will be available. Reservations online or call 919-684-6032. View all Summer Days Nasher Nights eventsPhoto by J Caldwell
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FROM OUR BLOG / Two eyeballs in a bowl. A piece of human liver in an eagle's beak. A cat's yawning mouth of hell. The excitement is in the details of 75 works of European art spanning six centuries in The Human Position: Old Master Works from the Permanent Collection, opening Thursday, June 20. 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: German, Three Standing Female Saints: Clare, the Virgin Mary and Barbara (detail), 1470 - 1480. Oil, tempera and gold leaf on panel, 46 x 39 1/4 inches (116.8 x 99.7 cm). Gift in honor of Marilyn M. Segal by Her Children. 1998.22.11. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for VIEW: Francois Gerard, Clytemnestra Receiving the News of Iphigenia's Impending Sacrifice, 1787. Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches (77.5 x 97.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Museum purchase, 2002.31.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
Image for READ: Wangechi Mutu, My Strength Lies (detail), 2006. Ink, acrylic, photo collage, contact paper, on Mylar, 228.6 x 137.2 cm. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London. © Wangechi Mutu, 2006.
Images for INSPIRE, SUPPORT, BLOG AND STORE: Photo by J Caldwell.
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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TU (6/18) 10 AM Summer Make and Take
WE (6/19) 11 AM Book Discussion
TH (6/20) 10 AM The Human Position opens
TH (6/20) 5 PM Summer Make and Take
TH (6/20) 5 PM Guest Chef Robert Casper
SU (6/23) Noon Live and Local
SU (6/23) 2 PM Book Discussion
TU (6/25) 10 AM Summer Make and Take
TU (6/25) 7 & 9 AM This Land Is Your Land
WE (6/26) 7 & 9 AM This Land Is Your Land
TH (6/27) 5 PM Summer Make and Take
TH (6/27) 5 PM Dinner and a Movie
TU (7/2) 10 AM Summer Make and Take
Mutu at Motorco
Thank you to everyone who made last Saturday's event at Motorco with Wangechi Mutu such a huge success. View a slideshow from the evening and buy the richly illustrated catalogue, available at the Nasher Museum Store and online.
Summer Make and Takes
Summer Make and Take Series
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