@NasherMuseum / no. 085 / February 18, 2014  --  (Archive)
Octoroon Girl
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BLACK MASCULINITY, GENIUS AND THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS / Thursday, February 20, 7 PM / Guthrie P. Ramsey, University of Pennsylvania,  and Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University, celebrate their new books The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and The Challenge of Bebop  and Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities. Cultural critic and musician Greg Tate will join them in a wide-ranging conversation.
Archibald Motley Symposium
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY SYMPOSIUM / Friday, February 28, 6 PM and Saturday, March 1, 9 AM - 4:30 PM / The Nasher Museum presents a scholarly symposium to complement the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. The symposium is free and open to all. Registration is not required, but space is limited. 

The symposium kicks off Friday, February 28, at 6 PM with a keynote conversation entitled “Archibald Motley & Bronzeville” and continues with a full day of talks and discussions on Saturday, March 1. Complete details.

Archibald Motley Symposium
DUKE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: JOHN BROWN (AT BALDWIN AUDITORIUM) / Friday, February 28, 8 PM / After the Motley Symposium keynote conversation, head over to Baldwin Auditorium for a night of jazz. $10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, students free.  Tickets: 919-684-4444 or http://tickets.duke.edu

The Duke Jazz Ensemble, led by director John Brown, features guest artist Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson on alto saxophone. He grew up in Brooklyn and toured with the Wynton Marsalis Septet in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Anderson still performs with Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His sound is a mixture of traditional New Orleans jazz and a sweeping blues style. 
Archibald Motley Symposium
DURHAM SYMPHONY AND ALL THAT JAZZ: NC CONNECTIONS (AT CAROLINA THEATRE) / Sunday, March 2, 3 PM / Make connections to Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist at this Durham Symphony concert. The evening features Maestro William Henry Curry and special guests Lenora Helm, Lois Deloatch, Rozlyn Sorrell, Gregg Gelb, Brian Horton, the John Brown Trio and Composer Steven Bryant. Sponsored by the N.C. Arts Council. Pre-concert talk with Composer Steven Bryant, 2:30 PM. Post- concert reception with Maestro William Henry Curry and guest artists. Chance to win two free tickets for Archibald Motley. More information.
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Banner: Archibald J. Motley Jr., The Octoroon Girl (detail), 1925. Oil on canvas, 38 x 30.25 inches (96.5 x 76.8 cm). Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, New York. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
ENVISION: Photo by Azul Photography.
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.
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TH (2/20) 7 PM Black Masculinity
TH (2/27) 6 PM Wedding Open House
FR (2/28) 6 PM Archibald Motley Symposium
SA (3/1) 9 AM Archibald Motley Symposium
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
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Wedding Open House
Thursday, February 27, 6 PM
Explore the museum as a dramatic, unique event space. Enjoy presentations by Nasher Museum caterers and event planners on wedding food trends and creative planning tools.

RSVP online or by phone: 919-684-3321.

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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