@NasherMuseum / no. 095 / April 29, 2014 -- (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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.
THE BEAST / Thursday, May 1, 6 PM / Led by Pierce Freelon, hip-hop and jazz quartet The Beast’s performance will tell the story of African American music against the backdrop of art by Archibald Motley. Performing original songs and also standards from the spiritual, jazz and hip-hop canon, The Beast will introduce visitors to their revolutionary style of music while paying homage to the musicians who came before them. http://www.thebeastmusic.com/ Gallery talk at 6 PM; Performance in the lecture hall at 7 PM. Cash bar available.
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY FILM SERIES / Thursday, May 8, 7 PM / The final free film to complement Archibald Motley is Cadillac Records (2008, 108 minutes), a fictionalized account of Chess Records (watch trailer) with Beyoncé as Etta James
FROM OUR BLOG / Choose your favorite works of art for Art Everywhere US, a campaign by five of America’s leading art museums to select 100 works of art that represent American history and culture. More.
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Banner: Archibald J. Motley Jr., The Picnic (detail), 1936. Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm). Collection of the Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
Archibald J. Motley Jr., Self-Portrait (Myself at Work) (detail), 1933. Oil on canvas, 57.125 x 45.25 inches (145.1 x 114.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.
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 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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