@NasherMuseum / no. 082 / January 28, 2014  --  (Archive)
Archibald Motley opens January 30th
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Jazz Age Modernist
EXHIBITION OPENING  / ARCHIBALD MOTLEY: JAZZ AGE MODERNIST / Thursday, January 30, 10 AM / Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades, will originate at the Nasher Museum, starting a national tour. Motley is one of the most significant yet least visible 20th-century artists, despite the broad appeal of his paintings. Many of his most important portraits and cultural scenes remain in private collections; few museums have had the opportunity to acquire his work. With a survey that spans 40 years, the exhibition introduces Motley’s canvases of riotous color to wider audiences and reveals his continued impact on art history. More.
Free Family Day with The Beast
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, February 2, Noon / Families can celebrate the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitionswith hands-on art activities, a gallery hunt through the museum and live performances by The Beast at 1 and 2:30 PM. All ages are welcome. Admission is free for this special family program.
Black Belt
ART WITH THE EXPERTS AT DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY / Monday, February 3, 7 PM / Join Richard Powell, Duke professor and guest curator Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist and Curator of Education Juline Chevalier for a discussion on the exhibition. This event is at the Main Branch of the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham.
Self-Portrait (Myself at Work)
OPENING EVENT / Thursday, February 6, 7 PM / Learn about American painter Archibald Motley with a free public talk by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, who organized Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades, at the Nasher Museum. More.
Jazz Informance
JAZZ INFORMANCE WITH JOHN BROWN / Sunday, February 9, 2 PM / Learn about jazz with Duke’s John Brown and his ensemble. This event complements the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. Free and open to all.
Teacher Workshop
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY: JAZZ AGE MODERNIST TEACHER WORKSHOP / Tuesday, February 11, 4 PM / This workshop will focus on the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. This FREE program will also include hands-on activities, time to explore the exhibition independently and a light reception. Participants will receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials to use in the classroom. Register online.
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FROM OUR BLOG / The Wall Street Journal’s timing is perfect with a feature on the artist Carrie Mae Weems, whose first New York retrospective opens today at the Guggenheim Museum. Timing was also perfect for the Nasher Museum to acquire a beautiful Weems diptych (above) this month. We are thrilled to have booked the artist to deliver our Annual Rothschild Lecture on March 6. 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: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Self-Portrait (Myself at Work) (detail), 1933. Oil on canvas, 57.125 x 45.25 inches (145.1 x 114.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
VIEW: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Barbecue, c. 1934. Oil on canvas, 39 x 44 inches (99.1 x 111.76 cm). Collection of the Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Hot Rhythm, 1961. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
LEARN: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Black Belt, 1934. Oil on canvas, 33 x 40.5 inches (83.8 x 102.9 cm). Collection of the Hampton University Muse dum, Hampton, Virginia. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
WORKSHOP: Archibald J. Motley Jr., The Picnic, (detail), 1936. Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm). Collection of the Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
BLOG: Carrie Mae Weems, I Looked and Looked to See What so Terrified You from the Louisiana Project, 2003. Chromogenic prints, 35 ¾ x 23 ¾ inches (90.8 × 60.3 cm) each. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Carrie Mae Weems.
LISTEN 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 (2/11) 4 PM Teacher Workshop
Sunday, February 23, 2 - 5 PM

Exclusively for members of Double Exposure.

Visit the private home and photography gallery Cassilhaus for a preview of the Penland School of Crafts auction in support of their new Photography Studio. View works by 35 nationally and internationally recognized artists, learn how photography auctions work and view selections from the Cassilhaus collection. Snacks will be provided.

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The Jazz Fiction Anthology
Take part in two discussions of The Jazz Fiction Anthology (editors Sascha Feinstein and David Rife), to complement the upcoming exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. on Sunday, March 9, 2 PM, and Wednesday, March 12, 11 AM, at the Nasher Museum.

Reading the book is not required to enjoy the discussions.

Complete book discussion schedule.

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