@NasherMuseum / no. 060 / August 20, 2013  --  (Archive)
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Doris Duke's Shangri La

DORIS DUKE’S SHANGRI LA: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, AND ISLAMIC ART / opens August 29, 10 AM / Heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke built Shangri La, a sprawling, oceanfront estate in Honolulu, and spent six decades perfecting the details of her home as a showcase for Islamic art. The Nasher Museum presents an exhibition exploring the collector and her exotic world, on view in North Carolina for the first time. Preview the exhibition online: http://nasher.duke.edu/shangrila

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 / Thursday, August 22, 5 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. Make reservations (5 PM or 5:30 PM) online or call 919-684-6032.

Summer Days Nasher Nights is presented by Parker and Otis.

Dario Robleto

ARTIST DARIO ROBLETO / We congratulate Dario Robleto on the announcement of his upcoming solo show at the Menil Collection in Houston in August 2014. Robleto’s work is part of the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection.

Shangri La

SHANGRI LA: ART AS HOME, HOME AS ART / The Nasher Museum is busy installing the exhibition, Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, opening Thursday, August 28. Learn more.

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FROM OUR BLOG / The line becomes ever fuzzier between the natural and human worlds. Is leaving our mark on our surroundings the ultimate testament to being there, having done that? Do we scrawl our name on something that was once considered immutable in the hopes that a passerby will take pause over something as simple as a name on a cave wall? 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: Isaac Julien, Encore (Paradise Omeros: Redux) (still) from the suite Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image, 2003. Video (color, sound); 4:38 minute loop. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Museum purchase, 2005.5.7. © Isaac Julien. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
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 LOOK: Dario Robleto, Music Has the Right to Children, work in progress. Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston.
Image for BLOG: Jeff Whetstone, Johnny, 2007. Chromogenic print, 40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm). Purchase, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Fund for Acquisitions. 2010.4.1. © Jeff Whetstone.
CREATE, TOUR, INSPIRE 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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WE (8/21) 11 AM Book Discussion
TH (8/22) 5 PM Dinner and a Movie
SU (8/25) 2 PM Book Discussion
TH (8/29) 10 AM Doris Dukes' Shangri La opens
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. Final Week.
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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