@NasherMuseum / no. 113 / September 02, 2014  --  (Archive)
Robert Rauschenberg - Self Portrait
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Black Mountain (II)
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The strongest thing about my work…is the fact that I chose to ennoble the ordinary.
–Robert Rauschenberg
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.
Miro - The Exprerience of Seeing

NEW EXHIBITION / Sunday, September 14, Noon / The Nasher Museum presents Miró: The Experience of Seeing, an exhilarating exhibition of works by Spanish-born artist Joan Miró. This is the first-ever presentation of the final 20 years of Miró’s career. Don’t miss the only East Coast venue for this special ticketed exhibition. All works are on loan from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. Tickets on sale starting September 14.

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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BLOG / The Nasher Museum is trying something new! We hope you’ll join us in this experiment. We’re using the Google Hangout platform to present some information and background on the Mirό exhibition. 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, Postcard Self-Portrait, Black Mountain (II) (detail), 1952. Gelatin silver print, 3 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches (8.3 x 14.3 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.
EXPERIENCE: Seattle Art Museum installation of Miró: The Experience of Seeing. Photo by Nathaniel Willson.
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 (9/4) 7 PM Curator Talk
WE (9/10) 11 AM Book Discussion
WE (9/10) 12:30 PM Google Hangout
SU (9/14) Noon Miro opens
SU (9/14) 2 PM Book Discussion
MO (9/15) 7 PM Art with the Experts
Summer Days, Nasher Nights
Thank you for spending Summer Days, Nasher Nights with us in 2014! We’re so grateful to our 2014 guest chefs, who created wonderful culinary events: Chef Katie Coleman Durham Spirits Company, Chef Jason Smith, Harvest 18, and Chef Teddy Diggs, Il Palio Ristorante at the Siena Hotel. Special thanks to Glenn Powlas of Tryon Beverage , for sharing his knowledge and passion for great wines and craft beers for our summer tastings.
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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