@NasherMuseum / no. 063 / September 10, 2013  --  (Archive)
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The Sahmat Collective

THE SAHMAT COLLECTIVE AT THE ACKLAND ART MUSEUM / Thursday, September 12, 6:30 PM /  Be among the first to see The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989 at the Ackland Art Museum. Free and open to the public. Cash Bar. The Sahmat Collective at the Ackland Art Museum is presented in parallel with the upcoming exhibition at the Nasher Museum, Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, opening September 19. Two contemporary Indian artists, Iftikhar Dadi and Zarina Hashmi, are represented in both exhibitions. Collaborative programs between the Nasher Museum and Ackland Art Museum are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Fenwick Foundation, and Barbara Nicholson McFadyen.

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FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, September 15, Noon /  Join us for Free Family Day with live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunt. Support for the Nasher Museum’s education programs is provided by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Fox Family Foundation, and SunTrust Foundation. In-kind support is provided by The Container Store®.

Lines of Control

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT AND ARTIST TALK / Thursday, September 19, 7 PM / Celebrate the opening of Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, featuring a conversation with Iftikhar Dadi, exhibition curator and artist; Shuddhabrata Sengupta, artist and member of the Raqs Media Collective; and Sumathi Ramaswamy, professor of history and core affiliated faculty, BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab at Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute; with an introduction by Philip Stern, associate professor of history and co-director of BorderWork(s). Followed by a reception with cash bar. Free and open to all. No reservation required. 


ARTIST TALK: CHRIS MCCAW / Sunday, September 22, 2:30 PM / Meet photographer and Cassilhaus Artist-in-Residence Chris McCaw, whose work was part of the recent Nasher Museum exhibition Light Sensitive. Presented jointly by the Nasher Museum Double Exposure Photography Collectors Group and Cassilhaus. Seating is limited.

Art with the Experts

ART WITH THE EXPERTS AT DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY / Monday, September 23, 7 PM / 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC. durhamcountylibrary.org / Curator of Education Juline Chevalier and Assistant Curator of Exhibitions Katie Adkins present a discussion and slide lecture on Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.

Shangri La

A NIGHT AT DORIS DUKE'S SHANGRI LA / Saturday, November 9, 7 PM / Join us for the event of the year, the Nasher Museum’s annual benefit gala to celebrate Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic ArtLimited tickets on sale now..

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FROM OUR BLOG / Assistant curator Katie Adkins writes, "I’m going to make a confession: I have an obsession with the act of writing by hand." 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: Turkish (Iznik), Dish (detail), c. 1590. Stonepaste: underglaze painted.  © Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for RELATE: Pushpamala N., Motherland with Om Flag and Trishul (detail), 2009.
Image for MEET: Suzanne Lacy & collaborators, Crystal Quilt, 1987.
Image for EXPERIENCE: Anita Dube, River/Disease (detail), 1999 (reconfigured 2009). Ceramic eyes mounted on wall, overall height 120 inches (305 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Nature Morte, New Delhi, India.
Image for ANTICIPATE: Chris McCaw, Sunburn #1 (Utah/sunrise), 2003. Originally titled - Sunrise, 2003. Platinum/palladium direct contact print from the original first burnt negative. 7 x 17 inches (17.78 x 43.18 cm). © Chris McCaw.
Image for LEARN: Northern Indian, Hand mirror, 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 CELEBRATE: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Photo by David Franzen, 1999.
Image for BLOG: Mohamed Zakariya, And His throne was on the water (Qur’an 11.7), 2011. Gold leaf over acrylic on synthetic canvas, 53 1/4 x 41 1/4 inches (135.26 x 104.78 cm). Photo by David Franzen.
ENJOY 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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TH (9/12) 6 PM Artist Talk Suzanne Lacy
SU (9/15) Noon Free Family Day
TH (9/19) 10 AM Lines of Control opens
TH (9/19) 7 PM Conversation with Iftikhar Dadi
SA (9/21) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SU (9/22) 2:30 PM Artist Talk: Chris McCaw
SU (9/22) Noon Live and Local
MO (9/23) 7 PM Art with the Experts
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Thursday, September 12, 6 PM 
Artist Suzanne Lacy will present new works, as well as selections from 40 years of activism, education and what she has termed “new genre public art.” Co-sponsored by the Visiting Artists Series of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University.
Special Lebanese menu.
Thursday, September 12, 5-9 PM
Celebrate Doris Duke’s Shangri La in the Nasher Museum Café with a special Lebanese cuisine-inspired menu (pdf).  Last seating 8 PM. Reservations are strongly encouraged, online or by calling 919-684-6032. Nasher Museum Members receive a 10% discount in the café.

Admission to the museum is free on Thursday evenings from 5-9 PM. A free guided tour of the exhibitions is offered at 6 PM .
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