@NasherMuseum / no. 059 / August 13, 2013  --  (Archive)
The Harrowing of Hell
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Shangri La
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Doris Duke's Shangri La

DORIS DUKE’S SHANGRI LA: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, AND ISLAMIC ART opens August 29, 10 AM / Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art at the Nasher Museum marks the first time works from Doris Duke’s Islamic art collection have traveled to North Carolina. Before you see the exhibition you can experience Doris Duke's Shangri La online: http://nasher.duke.edu/shangrila

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 inspired by a basket of gourmet ingredients provided by Parker and Otis. Last seating 8 PM. Only a few seats remain. Make 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.

Live and Local

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

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.

Let the Great World Spin

SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS BOOK DISCUSSION: LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN Wednesday, August 21, 11 AM and Sunday, August 25, 2 PM / Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Chosen as the summer reading selection for Duke's Class of 2017, the book is also the theme for an installation of works from the museum’s permanent collection. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle and Academic Program Coordinator Molly Boarati will lead the discussion. The book is available in the Nasher Museum Store. Complete book discussion schedule.

Summer Days Nasher Nights is presented by Parker and Otis.

Man on Wire

SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS DINNER AND A MOVIE: Man on Wire Wednesday, August 21, 11 AM and Sunday, August 25, 2 PM / Man on Wire (Director James Marsh, 2008, 90 min). 2008 Full Frame Audience Award and 2009 Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature. View Trailer. Free film at 7 PM in the lecture hall. Dinner patrons enjoy ample parking, two-course dinner specials and reserved film seating. Dinner reservations recommended (5 PM or 5:30 PM) online or call 919-684-6032.

Summer Days Nasher Nights is presented by Parker and Otis.

BLOG                          SHOP
Blog     shop

FROM OUR BLOG / Katie Adkins, Assistant Curator, writes "Often when we think about art, we think of unique, one-of-a-kind works. It is common, however, for artists to create multiples. This could be a series of prints or photographs numbered in editions or several castings of the same sculptural form. Are these multiples any less powerful in their recreation of a previously existing work?" 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: Iranian (Isfahan), Lunette (detail), 1938-39. Stonepaste: monochrome-glazed, assembled as a mosaic; 11 ¼ x 22 ¾ x 3 ½ inches (28.6 x 57.8 x 8.9 cm). © 2011, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Photo by David Franzen.
Image for EXPLORE: Detail of Doris Duke and James Cromwell fishing in the ocean below Shangri La, 1939. Shangri La Historical Archives, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
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: Pieter Van Der Werff, The Infant Christ and Saint John the Baptist Playing in a Mountainous Landscape (detail), 1715. Oil on panel, 22 5/8 x 19 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (57.5 x 49.5 x 3.2 cm). Museum purchase. 2001.42.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
CREATE, TOUR, DINE, LISTEN, VIEW and SHOP photos 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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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
WE (8/21) 11 AM Book Discussion
TH (8/22) 5 PM Dinner and a Movie
SU (8/25) 2 PM Book Discussion
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
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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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