@NasherMuseum / no. 065 / September 24, 2013  --  (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Schoonmaker named Chief Curator
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Trevor Schoonmaker has been named Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Schoonmaker joined the Nasher Museum in 2006 as the founding contemporary curator. He curated the nationally touring exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (2013), which opens next month at the Brooklyn Museum, as well as The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (2010), Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool (2008) and Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova and Robin Rhode, (2007). He is the editor of Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). Read more in Art in America.
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. Panelists are 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; moderated by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. Reception to follow.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live
FREE ADMISSION: MUSEUM DAY LIVE! / Saturday, September 28, 10 AM / The Nasher Museum is free of charge on Saturday, September 28, for visitors who present a ticket from Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! Tickets are available to download at smithsonian.com/museumday.
Shangri La Family Day

CELEBRATING LINES OF CONTROL / View a slideshow of images from the recent opening of Lines of Control: Partition as Productive Space.

Defining Lines

FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY TALK WITH DUKE STUDENT CURATORS / Thursday, October 3, 6 PM / Elizabeth Blackwood, Mary Kate Cash, Katie Contess, Rachel Fleder, Lauren Jackson, Jordan Noyes, and Jeremy Tripp organized the installation Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire with advisors Phil Stern and Sumathi Ramaswamy, BorderWork(s) professors. Cash bar at 5:30 PM. Gallery talk begins at 6 PM.


FREE FILM: TOPKAPI / Sunday, October 6, 2 PM / Free film to complement Doris Duke's Shangri LaTopkapi (Directed by Jules Dassin, 1964, 119 minutes, United States, in English). Trailer.

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FROM OUR BLOG / This is the story of an art + music world collision. It’s also a timeline of sorts of how Mac McCaughan of the band Superchunk/co-founder of Merge Records (and Nasher Museum Friends Board member) was warned in conversation with conceptual artist Taiyo Kimura, "At one point, there’s someone wearing a mask of you, I’m eating curry out of a toilet." 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: 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 APPLAUD: Left photo by Hank Willis Thomas. Right photo by J Caldwell.
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.
Image for BLOG: Screenshot from Staying Home video by Taiyo Kimura.
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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TH (9/26) 7 PM Panel Discussion
SA (9/28) 10 AM Museum Day Live!
TH (10/03) 6 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
SU (10/06) 6 PM Free Film
Book Discussion
Two book discussions of Marjane Satrapi’s book, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. Sunday, October 20, 2 PM, at the Nasher Museum and Tuesday, October 22, 7 PM, at Respite Café. Respite Cafe is at 115 North Duke Street, Durham, NC, 27701.

and other books from our discussion series are available in the Nasher Museum Store.

Complete book discussion schedule.
Annual Membership Gala
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.
Join, renew, upgrade or give the gift of membership online or by calling 919-684-3411.
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