@NasherMuseum / no. 093 / April 15, 2014  --  (Archive)
Sanford Biggers, Quilt #15, Harmonics 2, 2012.
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SPRING BREAK BOOK DISCUSSION FOR KIDS / Wednesday, April 16, 11 AM / We invite your family to read and discuss Harlem Summer, a jazz-era coming-of-age story to complement Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. The group discussion of the book takes place during spring break for Durham Public Schools. More.
Poetry Reading with Elizabeth Alexander
POETRY READING WITH ELIZABETH ALEXANDER / Thursday, April 24, 7 PM / The Nasher Museum presents poet, essayist and playwright Elizabeth Alexander, who will share poems thematically related to Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. Alexander delivered her poem “Praise Song for the Day” at President Barack Obama’s 2008 inauguration, and is the author of five books of poetry and two collections of essays. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship, and also the winner of the first Jackson Prize for Poetry in 2007. Based in New York, Alexander is the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies and American Studies Professor of American Studies and English at Yale University.
Free Family Day
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, April 27, Noon / Enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.
Art of Cool Music Festival
THE ART OF COOL PROJECT / Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26 / Downtown Durham / Attention Archibald Motley fans! Art of Cool Festival will draw jazz and soul lovers to downtown Durham for 48 hours of music and food. More information: http://aocfestival.org.
Free Family Day
ART WITH THE EXPERTS AT DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY / Tuesday, April 29, 7 PM / Learn about Sound Vision with a talk by Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker and Curator of Education Juline Chevalier. This event is at the Southwest Branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road Durham.
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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum student intern Erin Stidham writes about making educational activities for children. More.

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Banner: Sanford Biggers, Quilt #15, Harmonics 2 (detail), 2012. Fabric-treated acrylic, spray paint, and cotton on repurposed quilt; 79 1/2 x 80 3/4 inches (201.9 x 205.1 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Promised gift of Paula Cooper in honor of Patsy and Raymond Nasher, L.7.2013.1. © Sanford Biggers. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
LISTEN: ©Damon Winter / The New York Times
LEARN: Njideka Akunyili, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 64 × 82 7/8 inches (162.6 × 210.5 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Promised gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P’15); L.28.2013.1. © Njideka Akunyili. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
CELEBRATE, SKETCH and BLOG 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 (4/24) 7 PM Poetry Reading
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SU (4/29) 7 PM Art with the Experts
Sketching in the Galleries
Sketching in the Galleries
Saturday, April 19, 10 AM

Following a brief drawing warm-up activity, visitors can practice sketching works of art 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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