@NasherMuseum / no. 112 / August 26, 2014  --  (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Kabal American Zephyr
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The function of art is to make you look…into your own life—see the secrets that are in the shadows, or in the way the light falls somewhere.
–Robert Rauschenberg
Rauschenberg - Collecting  Connecting
NEW EXHIBITION / The Nasher Museum presents Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting, an exhibition spanning six decades of works by Robert Rauschenberg. The exhibition offers a fresh look at 34 works of art that the artist reserved in his own collection. The exhibition, on view through Jan. 11, 2015, originated at Duke in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York. Two gallery pavilions organized into eight sections also include works by artists in the Nasher Museum’s collection, with special emphasis on Soviet nonconformist and conceptual art of the 1980s and 1990s on view for the first time. The exhibition also features 24 works from the newly acquired gift of more than 50 works by San Francisco artist Bruce Conner. 
OPENING EVENT / CURATOR TALK / Thursday, September 4, 7 PM / Public talk by curator Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke, on Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting.
PUBLIC TOURS / Individuals, or groups of 10 or fewer people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Thursdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.
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PRESS / “The Nasher's inspired curation is what's really on display,” writes IndyWeek critic Chris Vitiello on Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting. “The most significant word in the exhibit's subtitle is the last one, not the first.” 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: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Faux-Tapis) (detail), 1995. Collaged fabric on two bonded aluminum panels, 128 1/2 x 121 x 2 inches (326.4 x 307.3 x 5.08 cm). Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, New York. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.
ANTICIPATE: Visitors take a close look at the Miró sculpture in the museum’s great hall. Photo by J Caldwell. Joan Miró, Caress of a Bird (La Caresse d'un oiseau), 1967. Painted bronze, 123 × 43 1/2 × 19 inches (312.4 × 110.5 × 48.3 cm). Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York, New York / ADAGP, Paris, France.
CONNECT: Robert Rauschenberg, The Ancient Incident (Kabal American Zephyr), 1981. Wood-and-metal stands and wood chairs, 86 1/2 x 92 x 20 inches (219.7 x 233.7 x 50.8 cm). Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, New York. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.
TALK: Curator and Duke professor Kristine Stiles (center) visits the Nasher Museum’s study storage with student assistant curators to closely examine works by Rauschenberg. Stiles organized Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting with the assistance of Duke undergraduates Lauren Acampora, Katherine Hardiman, Emma Hart, Jacqueline Samy and Taylor Zakarin, who graduated with distinction for their work on the project. Photo by J Caldwell.
TOUR photo 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 (8/28) 10 AM Rauschenberg opens
TH (9/4) 10 AM Curator Talk
We invite you to explore our new website for Miró: The Experience of Seeing, opening September 14.
Painter of Battles
In anticipation of the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing (opening September 14), our book discussion program features The Painter of Battles. Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte considers issues of love and war in his story of a war photographer at the end of his life.

Wednesday, September 10, 11 AM, and Sunday, August 14, 2 PM, at the Nasher Museum. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. The Painter of Battles is available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.
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