@NasherMuseum / no. 083 / February 4, 2014  --  (Archive)
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EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT / Thursday, February 6, 7 PM / Discover the remarkable paintings of Archibald Motley through guest curator Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke. More.
Self-Portrait (Myself at Work)
Press roundup: The News & Observer’s David Menconi, The Herald-Sun’s Cliff Bellamy and WUNC-FM’s Frank Stasio, host of “The State of Things,” and 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. Want to make a day of it? Make brunch reservations in the café.
Teacher Workshop
FREE TEACHER WORKSHOP / Tuesday, February 11, 4 PM / This free workshop for K-12 teachers will focus on the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. The program will include hands-on activities, time to explore the exhibition and a light reception. Participants will receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials to use in the classroom. Register online.
An evening with President Brodhead
AN EVENING WITH PRESIDENT BRODHEAD / Thursday, February 13, 6:30 PM / Duke alumni are invited to join President Richard Brodhead and other campus leaders for a special Duke event at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event includes a cocktail supper reception and remarks by President Brodhead, followed by dessert and coffee. Mingle with Duke staff and fellow alumni and friends as you stroll around the special exhibit at the Convention Center, featuring information and memorabilia from many areas of Duke, including Duke Gardens, the Nasher Museum, Global Education, Sustainable Duke, the Lemur Center, Duke Athletics and the Alumni Association. To register, find out ticket prices and more information visit online.
Sketching in the Galleries
SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES / Saturday, February 15, 10 AM / After a quick warm-up activity, visitors can practice sketching works of art around the museum. We’ll supply the paper and drawing utensils. Pens and wet media are not permitted in the Nasher Museum galleries. Free and open to the public.
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FROM OUR BLOG / Our current student-curated installation Masculinities: Mainstream to Margins is accompanied by an online version. Both explore the question "Do you know what it takes to be a man?" Read more.

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Banner: Photo by J Caldwell
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.
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 (2/6) 7 PM Curator Tallk
SU (2/9) 2 PM Jazz Informance
TU (2/11) 4 PM Teacher Workshop
SA (2/15) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
Find this detail in a painting by Archibald Motley. Explore the exhibition in person, online or in our catalogue.

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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.

Space is limited. To join and RSVP.

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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