@NasherMuseum / no. 061 / August 27, 2013  --  (Archive)
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State of Things

STATE OF THINGS / Wednesday, August 28, Noon / Don’t miss the live radio interview with Deborah Pope, executive director of Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, on WUNC’s “The State of Things” with Frank Stasio. The hourlong broadcast will be devoted to Muslim issues and the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art opening Thursday. More information: http://wunc.org/

Doris Duke's Shangri La

DORIS DUKE’S SHANGRI LA: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, AND ISLAMIC ART / Exhibition opens August 29, 10 AM / Heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke built Shangri La, a sprawling, oceanfront estate in Honolulu, and spent five 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

First Thursday Gallery Talk

FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY TALK: BRIDGET BOOHER, SENIOR WRITER, DUKE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION / Thursday, September 5, 6 PM / Bridget Booher, Doris Duke researcher, will lead a gallery talk about Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. Cash bar opens at 5:30 PM. Gallery talk begins at 6 PM.


FREE FILM: Gabbeh / Thursday, September 9, 7 PM / Gabbeh (Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996, 75 minutes, Iran, in Persian with English subtitles). View Trailer.

First Year Student Party

FIRST YEAR DUKE STUDENT PARTY / First Year Duke University Students enjoyed an evening of dancing and art at the Nasher Museum. Slideshow.

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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Sarah Soltis writes, "Jean Bourdichon began his career as a portrait painter but quickly developed a skill for producing miniatures. In fact, today few of his larger works survive, and he is largely remembered for his illuminated manuscripts, of which he produced countless. 'Books of hours' were popular throughout Northern Europe, indicating the importance of religion during the 15th and 16th centuries, and the people’s desire for a direct relationship with God." 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:  Northern Indian, Hand mirror (detail), 19th century. Jade, gold, gemstones and mica; 9.125 inches diameter (23.18 cm). © 2006 David Franzen. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Image for LISTEN: The Playhouse at Shangri La. © 2011 Tim Street-Porter. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Image for TALK: Image of Doris Duke at Shangri La by Horst / Vogue; © Condé Nast, 1966
Image for BLOG: Workshop of Jean Bourdichon, Book of Hours, c. 1490. Tempera, liquid gold, and ink on vellum. 4 3/8 x 6 15/16 x 1 inches (11.1 x 17.6 x 2.5 cm). Museum purchase. 1993.2.1. Photo by J Caldwell
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 (8/28) Noon State of Things, WUNC-FM
TH (8/29) 10 AM Doris Duke's Shangri La opens
TH (9/5) 5:30 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
TH (9/5) 7 PM Free Film
Tour With your Tot
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