@NasherMuseum / no. 086 / February 25, 2014  --  (Archive)
Sound Vision
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
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Archibald Motley Symposium
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY SYMPOSIUM / Friday, February 28, 6 PM and Saturday, March 1, 9 AM - 4:30 PM /  Immerse yourself in the world of this remarkable American artist. The scholarly symposium kicks off Friday, February 28, at 6 PM, with a keynote conversation entitled “Archibald Motley and Bronzeville,” and continues with a full day of talks and discussions on Saturday, March 1 (museum entrances open at 8:30 AM). 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
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 at the Carolina Theatre. 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 to Archibald Motley. More information.
Over Here, Over There
SOUND VISION: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE COLLECTION OPENS / Thursday, March 6, 10 AM / Come and discover our latest acquisitions of contemporary art and other highlights from the collection. The exhibition demonstrates the museum’s dedication to contemporary art, and provides a glimpse into its strategy for building the young, but rapidly growing collection. The opening event is a free public talk by Carrie Mae Weems (see below) at 7 PM. More.
Carrie Mae Weems

“A Star Three Decades in the Making” — The Wall Street Journal 

The Nasher Museum presents American artist Carrie Mae Weems, a star in the contemporary art world known for powerful and provocative photographs and videos. In September 2013, Weems was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” and the Guggenheim Museum in New York opened a 30-year retrospective of her work in January 2014. This spring, the Nasher Museum acquired a second work by Weems, the 2003 diptych on view in the exhibition Sound Vision (pictured). The annual lecture is made possible by Barbra and Andrew Rothschild. Free and open to the public. Lecture hall opens at 6:30 PM and space is limited.
Jazz Performance
JAZZ BRUNCH AT THE NASHER MUSEUM / Sunday, March 9, Noon / Make reservations to enjoy a jazz brunch at the Nasher Museum Café with music provided by The Art of Cool Project.
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FROM OUR BLOG / We highlight our latest academic focus gallery installation Night in the City of Light: Paris’ Cabaret, 1881-1914. 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: Njideka Akunyili, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, (detail), 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 66 x 84 inches  167.6 x 213.4 cm. Promised Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, T’84, P’15.
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.
VIEW: Odili Donald Odita, Over Here, Over There (detail), 2001. Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 104 inches (213.4 x 264.2 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Promised gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, T'84; L.1.2011.1. © Odili Donald Odita. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
ADMIRE: Carrie Mae Weems, I Looked and Looked to See What so Terrified You (detail) from the Louisiana Project, 2003. Chromogenic prints, 35 3/4 x 23 3/4 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.
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 (2/27) 6 PM Wedding Open House
FR (2/28) 6 PM Archibald Motley Symposium
SA (3/1) 9 AM Archibald Motley Symposium
TH (3/6) 10 AM Sound Vision opens
TH (3/6) 7 PM Carrie Mae Weems lecture
SU (3/9) Noon Jazz Brunch
Archibald Motley Audio Guide
Listen to the voice of Valerie Gerrard Browne, daughter-in-law of artist Archibald Motley, who talks about Portrait of My Grandmother. Our new audio guide accompanies Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Like what you hear? Lisen to the full 17-minute audio guide.
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.
The Jazz Fiction Anthology
Take part in two discussions of The Jazz Fiction Anthology (editors Sascha Feinstein and David Rife), to complement the 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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