@NasherMuseum / no. 070 / October 29, 2013 -- (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Scramble for Africa
FREE FILM / MIDWAY: MESSAGE FROM THE GYRE / Thursday, October 31, 7 PM - Nasher Museum Auditorium / Watch a work-in-progress film (view trailer) by artist and cultural activist Chris Jordan, who documents the plight of thousands of albatrosses who mistake floating plastic trash for food. Panel discussion with Jordan, environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck and Duke doctoral student Pinar Yoldas on Wednesday, October 30, at 7 PM, at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. Both events are part of the annual Duke Arts Festival, which this year focuses on sustainability. More information: arts.duke.edu/artsjournal
FIRST THURSDAY / Thursday, November 7, 6 PM / Meet artist and Duke Professor Pedro Lasch, whose work LATINO/A AMERICA is part of the installation Pedro Lasch, Susan Harbage Page and Yinka Shonibare. Cash bar at 5:30 PM; Gallery talk at 6 PM.
ART WITH THE EXPERTS - DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY / Monday, November 11, 7 PM / Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, and Sumathi Ramaswamy, Duke professor of History, present a talk on the Nasher Museum's current exhibition, Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space.
This event is at the Southwest Regional Library Branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham, North Carolina 27707.
FROM OUR BLOG / Fans of the Nasher Museum have probably heard of Nigerian afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, but, unless you are in a circle of crate-digging music aficionados, this is probably the first time you’ve heard the name William Onyeabor, electro disco funk recording artist and fellow countryman of Kuti. Read more.
IN THE STORE / New! Nasher Museum exhibition banners are transformed into handsome tote bags, iPad covers and luggage tags.
Banner image: Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Scramble for Africa (detail), 2003. Fourteen life-size fiberglass mannequins, fourteen chairs, table, and Dutch wax printed cotton; overall: 52 x 192 1/8 x 110 1/4 inches (132.1 x 488 x 280 cm). The Pinnell Collection, Dallas, Texas. © Yinka Shonibare MBE. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013. Commissioned by the Museum for African Art, New York. Photo by J Caldwell
Image for CELEBRATE: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Photo by David Franzen, 1999.
Image for TALK: Pedro Lasch, LATINO/A AMERICA (detail), 2003/2013. Mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. © Pedro Lasch. Photo by J Caldwell
Image for LEARN: Amar Kanwar, Trilogy: A Season Outside (still), 1997. Video (color, sound), 30:00 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.
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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MO (11/11) 7 PM Art with the Experts
Take part in two discussions of Orhan Pamuk’s book My Name Is Red (you need not have read the book to enjoy the discussions) on Wednesday, November 13, 11 AM, and Sunday, November 17, 2 PM (with talk by translator Erdag Goknar), at the Nasher Museum.
My Name Is Red and other books from our discussion series are available in the Nasher Museum Store.
Complete book discussion schedule.
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