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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.


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.

Panel Discussion

PANEL DISCUSSION: ISLAMIC ART, RELIGION AND HISTORY / Thursday, September 26, 7 PM / Learn more about Islamic architecture, gardens, religion and art, and Doris Duke’s relationship to these themes as expressed through her Islamic art collection housed in her Honolulu home, Shangri La. Short talks will be given by Glaire Anderson, associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim chaplain at Duke University; and Judith Ernst, artist and writer. A panel discussion moderated by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University, follows.

Shangri La Family Day

CELEBRATING DORIS DUKE'S SHANGRI LA / View a slideshow of images from our recent family day in celebration of Doris Duke's Shangri La.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live

FREE ADMISSION: MUSEUM DAY LIVE! / Saturday, September 28, 10 AM / The Nasher Museum is free of charge all day on Saturday September 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live! tickets are available to download at smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at the Nasher Museum for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Sarah Filter writes, "When I first saw Anita Dube’s work of art River/Disease, I felt watched. This work of art is indeed eye-catching. From the distance it looks like a leafless tree, knaggy branch or a delicate hand skeleton. But upon closer examination you immediately see that it contains hundreds of ceramic eyes in different shapes, directly looking at you." 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: 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. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for EXPERIENCE: Shilpa Gupta, Untitled (There is No Border Here) (detail), 2005-06 (refabricated 2012). Tape on wall, approximately 120 x 120 inches (305 x 305 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris. Image courtesy of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Photo by David O. Brown.
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 DISCUSS: Iranian, Pair of doors (detail), late 19th century. Wood, pigments, varnish and metal hardware; approximately 77½ x 20¼ x 1¾ inches (196.9 x 51.4 x 4.4 cm). © 2004 David Franzen. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
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MO (9/23) 7 PM Art with the Experts
WE (9/25) 4 PM Teacher Workshop
TH (9/26) 7 PM Panel Discussion
SA (9/28) 10 AM Museum Day Live!
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Sunday, September 22, Noon 
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