@NasherMuseum / no. 058 / August 6, 2013  --  (Archive)
The Harrowing of Hell
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The Harrowing of Hell
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SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: WINE TASTING / Thursday, August 8, 6 PM / Cool off with a $5 pass for tastings of four wines (must be legal drinking age with proper ID). Purchase pass in advance at the Nasher Museum Café (cash or credit) or at the event (cash only).

Summer Days Nasher Nights is presented by Parker and Otis.

Live and Local

SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: LIVE AND LOCAL / Sunday, August 11 and Sunday, August 18, Noon / Enjoy live Americana and folk with Jordan and Rob Nance on Sunday, August 11 and live blues guitar with Heath Tuttle on Sunday, August 18 in the café and a brunch menu featuring local ingredients. Free for café patrons. Reservations online or call 919-684-6032.

Summer Days Nasher Nights is presented by Parker and Otis.

Guest Chef

SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS: GUEST CHEF CARRIE SCHLEIFFER Thursday, August 15, 5 PM / Guest chef Carrie Schleiffer of G2B in Durham will a create a menu (pdf) inspired by a basket of gourmet ingredients provided by Parker and Otis. Last seating 8 PM. Reservations online or call 919-684-6032. General admission is always free on Thursdays, 5-9 PM.

Summer Days Nasher Nights is presented by Parker and Otis.

The Human Position

THE HUMAN POSITION CLOSES SOON Sunday, August 18, 5 PM / The Human Position: Old Master Works from the Collection features paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the 14th through the 19th centuries, all from the Nasher Museum's collection. All of the work is by European Old Masters, including Albrecht Durer, Vicente Carducho, Francois Gerard, Daniel Seghers and more.


PHOTOS FROM TWO RECENT MUSEUM TOURS / View a slideshow of photos from last week's Supporting Member tour of The Human Position with conservator Ruth Cox as well as photos from our First Thursday Gallery Talk on with Triangle artist Susan Harbage Page.

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FROM OUR BLOG / Molly Boarati, Academic Program Coordinator, writes "Searching for works in our permanent collection for the yearly Summer Reading installation is one of the highlights of my summer. This year, while thinking about author Colum McCann’s novel Let the Great World Spin, I came across a great photo collage by the American artist James Harbour Crable (b. 1939). Hanging in the back of painting storage, the large, colorful image immediately struck me as a perfect fit for the installation. 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 mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk.

Banner image: German, The Harrowing of Hell (detail), c. 1600. Oil on panel. 78 1/4 x 52 1/4 inches (198.8 x 132.7 cm). Museum purchase. 2000.12.1. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for HUNT: Pieter van Slingeland (attributed), Allegorical Portrait of a Lady (after Casper Netscher; detail), c. 1675. Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches (51.1 x 38.4 cm). Gift in honor of Marilyn M. Segal by her family, 1998.22.10. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for VIEW: Dutch, Landscape (after Jan van Goyen; detail), c. late 17th century-early 18th Century. Oil on panel. 16 5/8 x 28 1/8 x 3/16 inches (42.2 x 71.4 x 0.5 cm). Anonymous gift. 1996.26.1. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for BLOG: James Harbour Crable, Times Square: New York, New York, 1978. Photo collage. 35 11/16 x 42 inches (90.7 x 106.7 cm). Bequest of Nancy Hanks. 1983.10.81.
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 (8/8) 6 PM Wine Tasting
SU (8/11) Noon Live and Local
WE (8/14) All Day Teacher Workshop
TH (8/15) 5 PM Guest Chef
SA (8/17) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SU (8/18) Noon Live and Local
SU (8/18) 5 PM The Human Position closes
The Human Position Eye Spy
How do you look?
In the final weeks of The Human Position: Old Master Works from the Collection, use your smartphone or tablet to play our interactive Eye Spy game in the exhibition. Can you spot all the little details?
Summer Make and Takes
Summer Make and Take Series
Tuesdays at 10 AM, Thursdays at 5 PM

Explore exhibitions through hands on activities. No reservation necessary.  Free and open to all ages. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 18 through August 22.
Tour With your Tot
Tour with your Tot
Thursdays, 11 AM
Visitors with small children can take guided public tours of the Nasher Museum’s exhibitions. Tours are offered Thursdays at 11 AM and last approximately 30 minutes. No reservations necessary. Children must be in a carrier or stroller during the guided tour. Adults pay $5 museum admission. Museum members and tots are free.
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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.