@NasherMuseum / no. 091 / April 01, 2014 -- (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The museum got a facelift over the weekend! View a gallery of the process.
BRIAN CARPENTER'S GHOST TRAIN ORCHESTRA AT MOTORCO / Friday, April 4, and Saturday April, 5, 9 PM / Duke performances presents the Ghost Train Orchestra, led by trumpeter Brian Carpenter, at Motorco Music Hall. A top-notch ten-piece, they play the music that gave the Jazz Age its name in swinging new arrangements. "Peppy, charged, vaudevillian in feel," according to NPR, their 2011 debut recording was Best Jazz Record of the Year. Made possible in part by the Nasher Museum, to complement Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. Also, join us at Motorco on either night at 8 PM for a free pre-concert swing dance lesson with Jason Sager of The Lindy Lab — no dance partner required. Info, tickets and more.
FIRST THURSDAY / Thursday, April 3, 6 PM / First Thursday features Thomas Brothers, professor of music at Duke, who will give a talk about his new book Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism, followed by a reception and music by the John Brown Trio. Cash bar, 5:30 PM. Talk, 6 PM.A Watch a short interview with Brothers, about his new book.
JAZZ BRUNCH / Sunday, April 6, Noon / Enjoy a jazz brunch at the Nasher Museum Café with music provided by Jazz@Duke.
FILM SCREENING / Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People / Sunday, April 6, 2 PM Carolina Theatre / Nasher Museum fans will recognize many of the artists featured in a documentary presented by Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (watch trailer) is a unique examination of the way black photographers—and their subjects—have used the camera as a tool for social change since photography was invented. The film features the ways that Deborah Willis, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Lyle Ashton Harris and Glenn Ligon have challenged popular culture’s definition of “blackness” and “black people.” Director Thomas Allen Harris will take part in a Q&A session after the screening. Tickets are $15 at store.fullframefest.org.
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher student intern Kathy Huang explores the meaning behind Michael Jenkins' stark and simple work Happy Birthday. 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: Archibald J. Motley Jr., The Liar (detail), 1936. Oil on canvas, 32 x 36 inches (81.3 x 91.4 cm). Collection of the Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
WATCH image courtesy Full Frame Film Festival.
Michael Jenkins, Happy Birthday (detail), 1990-1991. Acrylic paint on cardboard with wire, 15 x 33 inches (38.1 x 83.8 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Promised gift of Blake Byrne, T’57; L.4.2007.16. Art © Michael Jenkins. Photo by J Caldwell.
LEARN, BRUNCH and SHOP 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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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.
Reading the book is not required to enjoy the discussion. Copies of Harlem Summer are available in the Nasher Museum Store.
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