“Shadow and Light (for Julian Francis Abele)”

Posted By Wendy Hower

  A complicated story from Duke’s history has inspired visiting artist Odili Donald Odita for the wall painting he is creating with three painting assistants this summer at the Nasher Museum. Most of Duke University’s campus was designed by architect Julian Francis Abele in the 1920s. He never set foot on campus, however, because of segregation and Jim Crow laws. “With this installation,” Odita writes,  “I wish to pay attention to the various qualities of action and event in color in the way that Mr. Abele’s highly tuned attention to historical detail and his fine sense of texture elevated his… MORE

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Rodger Belman and Dancers

Posted by J Calwell

We hosted Rodger Belman and his Dance Composition students for an open class showing of the… MORE