@NasherMuseum / no. 069 / October 22, 2013 -- (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Annual Semans Lecture
ANNUAL SEMANS LECTURE: SMITHSONIAN CURATOR—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.
BOOK DISCUSSION AT RESPITE CAFE / Tonight, 7 PM / Join us for a conversation at Respite Café (115 North Duke Street, Durham, NC, 27701) about Marjane Satrapi's book, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood tonight at 7 PM. Persepolis presents the author’s story of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The graphic novel was named a New York Times Notable Book in 2003.
Persepolis and other books from our discussion series are available in the Nasher Museum Store. Complete book discussion schedule
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.
TEACHER WORKSHOP: WORDS AND PICTURES / Tuesday, October 29, 4 PM / This workshop will introduce educators to Words and Pictures, an innovative language arts program created by the Nasher Museum and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Words and Pictures lessons integrate visual arts into the language arts curriculum for Kindergarten, first and second grade. Classroom activities were designed by DPS teachers, meet the Common Core curriculum and engage 21st Century Skills. This FREE workshop will include an introduction to the program, classroom materials, partial CEU credit and a light reception.
FROM OUR BLOG / The name Doris Duke is often synonymous with the glamorous yet eccentric and reclusive heiress whose life played out in the press. The archival materials in our latest education gallery installation, Doris Duke: A Life Well Travelled—part of the Doris Duke Collection at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University and accompanying Doris Duke’s Shangri La—reveal a much different and more complex story. Read more.
IN THE STORE / New! Nasher Museum art banners are transformed into handsome tote bags, iPad covers and luggage tags.
Banner image: Photo by J Caldwell
Image for CELEBRATE: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Photo by David Franzen, 1999.
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.
Image for WORKSHOP: David Parrish, Kayo, 1976. Oil on canvas, 51 7/8 x 76 3/4 inches (131.8 x 194.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, New York; 2001.24.6. © David Parrish. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
ENJOY, BLOG 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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TU (10/22) 7 PM Book Discussion
TH (10/24) 7 PM Annual Semans Lecture
SU (10/27) Noon Free Family Day
TU (10/29) 4 PM Teacher Workshop
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..
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