@NasherMuseum / no. 114 / September 09, 2014  --  (Archive)
Robert Rauschenberg - Mirage Jammer
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Mirage (Jammer)
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Perfection is not one of the goals, because it is a dead end.
–Robert Rauschenberg
Miro - The Exprerience of Seeing

MIRÓ IS COMING / 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 go on sale starting Sunday.

ART WITH THE EXPERTS AT DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY / Monday, September 15, 7 PM / Join Kristine Stiles, guest curator and France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion on the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting. This event is at the Main Branch of the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham.
Price - Miro
EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT: "JOAN MIRÓ: PREHISTORIC POET," TALK BY MARSHALL N. PRICE / Thursday, September 18, 7 PM / Join us in the lecture hall to hear "Joan Miró: Prehistoric Poet" by Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Reception with cash bar to follow. Lecture is free and open to the public; exhibition entry requires separate ticket purchase.
K-12 Educator Open House Workshop
FREE K-12 EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE WORKSHOP / Tuesday, September 23, 4 PM / This workshop will focus on the exhibition Miró: The Experience of Seeing. Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will provide an introduction to Miró’s life, art, and the exhibition. This FREE program will also include hands-on activities, time to explore the exhibition independently and a light reception including Spanish wines. Participants will receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials to use in the classroom. Register for this workshop by Friday, September 19.
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PRESS / "There is some fascinating art at the Nasher Museum of Art, and the conversations between the works span decades and cross continents,” writes Herald Sun columnist Blue Greenberg. “There is so much to think about and digest here. Several visits are a must." 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, Mirage (Jammer) (detail), 1975. Sewn fabric, 80 x 69 inches (203.2 x 175.3 cm). Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, New York. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.
LEARN: Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array VII (detail), 1988-91. Photogravure on paper, artist’s proof, 78 1/2 x 51 1/8 inches (199.4 x 129.9 cm). Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, New York.© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.
PRESS: Robert Rauschenberg, Wild Strawberry Eclipse (Urban Bourbon) (detail), 1988. Acrylic and enamel on galvanized metal and mirrored aluminum, 84 3/4 x 193 x 2 inches (215.27 x 490.22 x 5.08 cm). Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, New York. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.
SKETCH: A Sketching in the Galleries participant studies works of art by Leonid Lerman in the current exhibition, Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting. Photo by J Caldwell.
EXPERIENCE, STAR and TALK 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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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
TH (9/18) 7 PM Talk by Curator Marshall Price
SA (9/20) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
TU (9/23) 4 PM K-12 Teacher Workshop
Have you seen me?

Our special Miró invitation hit mailboxes last week.

Miró: The Experience of Seeing opens Sunday! Come back again and again to see the monumental sculptures and paintings of Miró! Each time you visit, you’ll discover different ways to earn stars on the Miro Stars Card, a new kind of “frequent-flier card” that includes the store, café and Miró events, including group tours. Ten stars will win you a free two-month Nasher Museum membership for benefits, prizes and two free Miró tickets─or you can fill your Miró Stars Card to extend your membership by two months. Ask for your own Miró Stars Card at the information desk.
Wednesday, September 10, 12:30 PM

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.
Saturday, September 20, 10 AM

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher will present a brief lesson and demonstration of tips and techniques for effectively using color in drawing and sketching. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. Admission to the Mirό: The Experience of Seeing is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

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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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