@NasherMuseum / no. 089 / March 18, 2014 -- (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Grandma Ruby and me
HIGHLIGHTS FROM CARRIE MAE WEEMS' TALK / Artist Carrie Mae Weems, who gave the Annual Rothschild Lecture recently at the Nasher Museum, had inspiring and impassioned thoughts on the themes of power, bravery, voice and access. More.
FILM DISCUSSION: FRENCH CABARET, FROM STAGE TO SCREEN / Saturday, March 22, 2 PM / Free film discussion presented by graduate students from Art, Art History & Visual Studies to complement the installation in the Nasher Museum’s Academic Focus Gallery, entitled: Night in the City of Light: Paris’ Caberet, 1881-1914. Co-sponsored by the Nasher Museum: free and open to the public.
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY: A STROLL, PART II / View the second installment of our short documentary about Archibald Motley. In this video, scholar Davarian Baldwin and artists Kerry James Marshall and Dawoud Bey talk about Motley and his Chicago, a neighborhood known as Bronzeville. Watch.
EXCLUSIVE PARTY FOR DUKE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS! / Friday, March 21/ Free to Duke students with ID.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED FREE FAMILY DAY / Families celebrated our current exhibitions with live entertainment from the Carolina Friends School Jazz Ensemble and Rags to Riches, hands-on projects and a gallery hunt. Photos.
FROM OUR BLOG / They talked about Sweet Tarts, the childhood candy. They talked about Easter pastels. In the end, guest curator Richard J. Powell and chief preparator Brad Johnson, in consultation with other museum staff, selected eight pastel colors for the walls of Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. 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: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Grandma Ruby and me, 2005. Gelatin silver print mounted on museum board, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Museum purchase with funds provided by Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P’15); 2013.6.2. © LaToya Ruby Frazier.
DISCUSS: Pierre Bonnard, Boulevard from the series Quelques aspects de la vie de Paris (Some aspects of the life of Paris), c. 1896 (printed 1899). Lithograph on paper, 6 3/4 x 17 inches (17.1 x 43.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Bequest of Nancy Hanks, 1983.10.3. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
PARTY: 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.
INSPIRE: Carrie Mae Weems recently visited the Nasher Museum to deliver the Annual Rothschild Lecture. Here, she stands in front of her 2003 Chromogenic print, I Looked and Looked to See What so Terrified You, part of the Nasher Museum’s collection. Photo by J Caldwell.
LISTEN: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Barbecue (detail), 1960. Oil on canvas, 30.375 x 40 inches (77.2 x 101.6 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
FIND, CELEBRATE and SHOP photos by J Caldwell.
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TU (3/18) 7 PM Supporting Member Event
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Hear the voice of assistant curator Katie Adkins, who talks about Barbecue (1964) by Archibald Motley.
Like what you hear? Our updated audio guide for Archibald Motley has three new tracks!
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Take part in a discussion of Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers, to complement the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. Intended for students and their families, this book discussion will be on Wednesday, April 16, 11 AM, at the Nasher Museum.
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