@NasherMuseum / no. 066 / October 01, 2013  --  (Archive)
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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.

Supporting Member Porgram of Doris Dukes Shangri La

SUPPORTING MEMBER EVENT: DORIS DUKE ARCHIVES / Tuesday, October 8, 7 PM / We invite Nasher Museum Supporting Members to join us for a special after-hours reception and talk by Mary Samouelian, Abraham Joshua Heschel Processing Archivist of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, who will dispel myths about Doris Duke. Learn about Mary’s experience processing and archiving the Doris Duke Collection, some of which will be on display in the museum’s newest installation, located in the Education Gallery. RSVP: 919-684-3411 or nashermembership@duke.edu.

Ode to Affirmative Action

CONGRATULATIONS / We are thrilled for  artist Carrie Mae Weems, recently named in the 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur “genius” grant recognizes 24 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future. Weems’ work is part of the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection and will be on view this spring.

Nasher Museum Cafe

SPECIAL EGYPTIAN-INSPIRED MENU IN THE NASHER MUSEUM CAFÉ / Thursday, October 10, 5 PM / Enjoy a special Egyptian menu (.pdf) in the Nasher Museum Café inspired by Doris Duke’s Shangri La. Reservations are encouraged, online or by calling 919-684-6032.

Live and local

LIVE & LOCAL / Sunday, October 13, Noon / Enjoy live jazz flute with Julia Price in the café and a brunch menu featuring local ingredients. Free for café patrons. Reservations online or call 919-684-6032.

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FROM OUR BLOG / Congratulations to Blake Byrne, Chair Emeritus of the Nasher Museum Board of Advisors, who was recently honored with Duke's 2013 Distinguished Alumni AwardRead 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: Nalini Malani and Iftikhar Dadi, Bloodlines (detail), 1997 (refabricated 2011 by workshop of Abdul Khaliq, Saddar, Karachi). Sequins and thread on
Image for CELEBRATE: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Photo by David Franzen, 1999.
Image for LEARN: Image of Doris Duke at Shangri La by Horst / Vogue; © Condé Nast, 1966.
Image for LOOK: Carrie Mae Weems, Ode to Affirmative Action, 1989. Gelatin silver print on paper, vinyl record and label, gold acrylic (?) paint, black polyester (?) fabric, Plexiglass, with engaged black painted wooden frame, edition 1/3, 23 x 29 inches.  Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC.  Museum purchase, 2009.3.1. © 2013 Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist.
Image for BLOG: Screenshot from Staying Home video by Taiyo Kimura.
TALK, DINE 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 (10/03) 6 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
SU (10/06) 2 PM Free Film
TU (10/08) 7 PM Supporting Member Event
TH (10/10) 5 PM Special Café Menu
SU (10/13) Noon Live and Local
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.
Become a supporter. Individuals, corporations and foundations can call 919-668-3527 for further information.
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