@NasherMuseum / no. 068 / October 15, 2013 -- (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
A Window, Not a Mirror
EID AL-ADHA CELEBRATION / Thursday, October 17, 5 PM / Join the Nasher Museum for a celebration of Eid al-Adha with music, activities and an artist talk. The event begins with tile painting, a community mosaic, a calligraphy demonstration with Majid Roohafza, and a performance by the Azadi Ensemble. At 7 PM, calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya, whose work is included in Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, will give a talk on the history of calligraphy as well as his own career. Reception to follow.
ANNUAL SEMANS LECTURE: MASSUMEH FARHAD / Thursday, October 24, 7 PM /The Nasher Museum welcomes Massumeh Farhad, Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. Farhad brings her expertise to a discussion of the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. Reception with cash bar to follow. Read more.
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, October 27, Noon - 4 PM/ Families can celebrate the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions with hands-on art activities and a gallery hunt through the museum. Local artist Majid Roohafzaa will give calligraphy demonstrations. The Moolian Persian Pop Band will perform at 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Activities are designed for kids ages 3-12 and their accompanying adults. All ages are welcome. Admission is free for this special family day.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/ Dukearts Festival 2013 seeks work with a sustainability theme created by student artists to present in exhibition and performance settings during the 2013 Duke Arts Festival. Festiva October 25 - November 3. Read more.
IN THE STORE / New! Nasher Museum art banners are transformed into handsome tote bags, iPad covers and luggage tags.
Banner image: Zarina Hashmi, Dividing Line (detail), 2001. Woodcut printed on handmade Napelese paper, edition 17/20, 16 x 13 inches (40.6 x 33 cm). Collection of Roland Augustine, New York.
Image for CELEBRATE: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Photo by David Franzen, 1999.
Image for GATHER: 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.
Image for TALK:Turkish (Iznik), Dish (detail), ca. 1580-85. Stonepaste with underglaze painting, 10 1/2 inches diameter (26.7 cm). © 2008 David Franzen. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
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 (10/17) 5 PM Eid al-Adha celebration
SA (10/19) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
TH (10/24) 7 PM Annual Semans Lecture
SU (10/27) Noon Free Family Day
Press continues to roll in for Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, organized by Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker at the Nasher Museum. The first survey in the United States of this internationally renowned, Brooklyn-based artist traveled last week to the Brooklyn Museum, where it is on view through March 9, 2014. Read reviews and features in The New York Times, Vogue, Public Radio International, New York magazine, Mother Jones and Time Out New York.
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 Art. Limited tickets on sale now..
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.
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