On February 17, more than 1500 students flooded into the Nasher Museum for the Nasher Student Advisory Board (NSAB)’s most successful party to date. Girls in heels and boys in suits mingled, danced, ate delicious snacks, and saw the brand new Calder exhibition for the first time. A live band and variety of decorations gave the Great Hall an authentic Hollywood feel that kept the party lively and exciting until midnight.
Find one of our three Calder buses and win a free ticket to “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art”!
WASHINGTON, D.C.–More than 300 staff, trustees, volunteers and other friends of museums from around the United States gathered at a Museums Advocacy Day reception on Monday to honor members of Congress for their support of the nation’s museums.
If you were driving up Duke University Road the night of February 6, you might have done a double-take — the outside walls of the Nasher Museum were covered in a vibrant, illuminated display. The museum hosted the opening gala of the CHAT 2012 Festival, a conference exploring and celebrating the many digital collisions and intersections between technology, art and the humanities.
Science and art belong together. Alexander Calder, after all, was a trained mechanical engineer.
We are excited to welcome a lot of sciencey types for Corporate Sponsor Night on Thursday, February 23, from 5-9 PM. Free admission goes to all Research Triangle Park employees, all Calder company sponsor employees, and members of Sigma Xi, for “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy.”
Kenneth Montague doesn’t fit the script. He doesn’t fit the script of a black man raised by middle class Jamaican parents in Windsor, Canada, going on to become a successful dentist. And he certainly doesn’t fit the script of a boring dentist, since he moonlights as a contemporary art collector, specializing in African American photographs. Heck, his collection doesn’t even fit the script of contemporary African American art.
Trevor Schoonmaker, simply used his feet–for a total of about 30 hours of walking–to find great art at Art Basel Miami Beach. He took a pass on the glitz, but enjoyed connecting with friends and colleagues. He also loved the performances this year.
All morning we crisscrossed Miami in search of great contemporary art. This was easy because our student intern Katrina is a Miami native with a car! First stop: the Rubell Family Collection in the design district, anticipating Jennifer Rubell’s annual interactive breakfast installation. We stood in line briefly to accept cups of fresh yogurt from two attendants in white coats solemnly tending their yogurt crop in a glass-enclosed lab. We trotted our yogurt cups over to the honey station, which we decided was a live beehive, dripping from a sterile white cube suspended overhead. Soon we were quite thticky.
Today we trudged the country’s most important contemporary art fair for seven straight hours.
We saw a car tire carved intricately in a floral motif, a naked man wearing banana peels in all the wrong places, a stuffed fox reading a miniature volume of Aesop’s fables, a locker room complete with hair dryers, flip-flops, a deoderant and some sweaty gym clothes, a household fuse box faithfully recreated from blue shiny polyester fabric and thread (Do Ho Suh), a huge Bashful dwarf carved of pink silicone (Paul McCarthy), a huge book made of fishing ropes.