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Richard Mosse: The Enclave
Free Talk with Irish Artist Richard Mosse and Exhibition Opening
Thursday, August 27, 7 PM
Meet Irish artist Richard Mosse, who will give a talk about his work, The Enclave, a major new multimedia installation covering the war zone of eastern Congo, plagued by ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence. Auditorium seating begins at 6:30 PM. The Enclave opens Thursday at 10 AM.

The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light
The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light
Exhibition Opens Thursday, August 27
The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light is a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the museum’s collection. Eight new galleries are dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. More.

Sculptures
Sculpture is Here
Important contemporary sculptures are now on view in the Nasher Museum’s Great Hall (three 15-foot works by Chilean artist Iván Navarro) and on the front lawn (12-foot work by German artist Katharina Grosse), on loan from the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection.

Sharp Focus
Sharp Focus: Ansel Adams and American Photography
Opens Thursday, August 27
Sharp Focus: Ansel Adams and American Photography presents a view into the rich and diverse body of work of one of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century. This installation, part of The New Galleries, was organized by Duke University student interns Annalise Johnson (T’16) and Rosemary Williams (T’16).

Star Card
Visitors Win
Each time you visit, have your Nasher Star Card stamped. Ask for your new card at the information desk. Also, join the Nasher Museum as a member and receive a beautiful, limited-edition two-sided poster.

YMCA
Mural Progress at the Y
Scaffolding is up and painting has begun on the Foster Street wall of the Downtown Durham YMCA, 218 W. Morgan St. The Nasher Museum commissioned the mural by artist Odili Donald Odita. The mural will visually connect with Odita’s new wall painting inside the museum, entitled Shadow and Light (for Julian Francis Abele). Stop by to watch! Read more on Duke Today. #Nasher10

Free Family Day
Free Family Day
Sunday, August 30, Noon-4 PM
Join us for Family Day! Free admission, gallery hunts and performances by magician Joshua Lozoff.

Free Family Day
Panel Discussion: Creativity and Violence in Central Africa
Thursday, September 3, 7 PM
Panel Discussion: “Creativity and Violence in Central Africa,” moderated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History and Dean of Humanities at Duke. Panelists include Carol Magee and Victoria L. Rovine, both associate professors of art history, and Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, professor of African, African American and diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The panel is co-sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative. Reception to follow.

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On view starting August 27, 2015 in The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light, Thomas Hart Benton, First Crop, 1944. Gouache on paper, 21 x 29 3/4 inches (53.3 x 75.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Bequest of Louise and Alvin Myerberg, 2010.3.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Bonifacio de’ Pitati and workshop, Virgin and Child with Saints Elizabeth, Lucy, the Child Baptist, Peter and Catherine, c. 1545. Oil on canvas, 44 x 68 inches (111.8 x 172.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Anonymous gift, 1991.7.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941. Gelatin silver print, 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (39.4 x 49.5 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of the Aubrey Courtney Shives, Jr. (T’66) Trust; 2011.8.16. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Sculptures Loans on view now, Iván Navarro, BED (Water Tower) from This Land is Your Land, 2014. Neon, wood, painted steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, mirror, one-way mirror and electric energy, 189 x 105 1/8 x 105 1/8 inches (480.1 x 267 x 267 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Photo by J Caldwell.

Iván Navarro, Ladder (Water Tower) from This Land is Your Land, 2014. Neon, wood, painted steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, mirror, one-way mirror and electric energy, 189 x 105 1/8 x 105 1/8 inches (480.1 x 267 x 267 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Photo by J Caldwell. 

Iván Navarro, ME/WE (Water Tower) from This Land is Your Land, 2014. Neon, wood, painted steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, mirror, one-way mirror and electric energy, 189 x 105 1/8 x 105 1/8 inches (480.1 x 267 x 267 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Photo by J Caldwell.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled (detail), 2013. Acrylic on fiberglass reinforced plastic. Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. © Katharina Grosse und VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

On view starting August 27, 2015, Richard Mosse, The Enclave, 2012–2013, 16 mm infrared film transferred to HD video, 39 minutes 25 seconds. Produced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Director/Producer: Richard Mosse. © Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Richard Mosse, Safe From Harm (film still), North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012. Digital C-print, 71 x 89 cm, edition of 5. © Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

All other 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.

Odili Donald Odita, Shadow and Light (for Julian Francis Abele), 2015. Acrylic latex paint on wall. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Both murals by Odili Donald Odita are commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Both murals are made possible by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and Council for the Arts Visiting Artist Program of Duke University; the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation; and Elizabeth Hitchins Quigley and L. Matthew Quigley. Additional generous support is provided by Nasher Annual Fund donors.

The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light is made possible by Nasher Annual Fund donors with special support from Anita and John Schwarz.

The presentation of Richard Mosse: The Enclave at the Nasher Museum is made possible by Trent Carmichael, Katie Thorpe Kerr and Terrance I. R. Kerr, Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, and Gail M.D. Belvett.

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