@NasherMuseum / no. 087 / March 4, 2014  --  (Archive)
Sound Vision
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
I Looked and Looked to See What so Terrified You
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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.
Satirical Edge
FREE FILM SERIES: THE SATIRICAL EDGE / Thursday, March 13, 7 PM / The first installment of the Archibald Motley film series, entitled “The Satirical Edge,” explores the artist’s irreverent sense of humor through related films. Included are the short film The Melancholy Dame (1929, 21 minutes) featuring an all-black cast, followed by legendary stand-up performance Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982, 96 minutes). The films are free and open to all.
Free Family Day
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, March 16, Noon – 4 PM / Enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.
Supporting Member Tour
EXCLUSIVE SUPPORTING MEMBER TOUR AND RECEPTION / Tuesday, March 18, 7 PM / Special reception and tour of Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist with guest curator Richard J. Powell. Details to follow by invitation. Become a Supporting Member today to enjoy this exclusive offer.
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FROM OUR BLOG / We highlight two recent videos: How She Made It with Carrie Mae Weems on BET and Wangechi Mutu and Mickalene Thomas on A Fantastic Journey. Watch.

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: Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe (detail), 1967. Screenprint on paper, 36 × 36 1/16 inches (91.4 × 91.6 cm). Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2013.9.2. ? 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
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.
BRUNCH, CELEBRATE and TOUR 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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TH (3/6) 10 AM Sound Vision opens
TH (3/6) 7 PM Carrie Mae Weems lecture
SU (3/9) Noon Jazz Brunch
SU (3/9) 2 PM Book Discussion
WE (3/12) 11 AM Book Discussion
TH (3/13) 7 PM Film Series
SA (3/15) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SU (3/16) Noon Free Family Day
TU (3/18) 7 PM Supporting Member Event
Archibald Motley Audio Guide
Hear the voice of guest curator Richard J, Powell, who talks about Self Portrait (Myself at Work). 

Like what you hear? Lisen to our full 17-minute audio guide that accompanies Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
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.
Sketching in the Galleries
Sketching in the Galleries
Sunday, March 15, 10 AM

Following a brief drawing warm-up activity, visitors can practice sketching artwork around the museum. Paper and drawing utensils will be supplied. Pens and wet media are not permitted in the Nasher Museum galleries.
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