Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Turntabalism

DJ Listening Party - 6:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash Bar

Local DJs spin records inspired by Southern Accent, including Brendan Greaves and Harrison Haynes, who co-curated the Southern Accent Music Library (with Nasher Museum Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker); Max Brzezinski and Jason Perlmutter of Carolina Soul Records in Durham; and Mac McCaughan co-founder of Merge Records, member of Superchunk.
   

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Music in the Galleries - 7:00 PM

Join us in The Collection Galleries for an hour of ambient music to enhance your viewing experience! Musicians Alex Weiss (recorder) and Lisa Doherty (violin and viola) will provide Renaissance and Baroque accompaniment as visitors explore the collection and art from these periods.

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hank Willis Thomas - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, gallery guide Kate Newman will lead a 30-45 tour of Hank Willis Thomas’ Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around.

Brummer Society at the Durham Hotel

Brummer Society Event - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Exclusive to Brummer Society members. Live music, conversation and cocktails with Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth. Rooftop at the Durham Hotel.

 

RSVP
Tracey Lannon
tracey.lannon@duke.edu or
919-681-8515.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Romare Bearden

Free Highlights Tour with Nicholas Stoia - 6:00 PM

Free Highlights Tour with Nicholas Stoia, assistant professor in Duke’s Department of Music, connecting blues music with Southern Accent.

IMAGE: Romare Bearden, Watching the Good Trains Go By, 1964. Collage on paper; 13.75 x 16.875 inches (34.9 x 42.9 cm). Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Museum purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930–1970; 2005.012.008. © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

pimento

Sketching in the Galleries with Bill Thelen - 10:00 AM

Artist Bill Thelen will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by 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. General museum admission is $5 for adults.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Home on the Field

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series A Home on the Field, written by Paul Cuadros - 2:00 PM

Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of A Home on the Field, by Paul Cuadros, a story of Latino immigrants in Siler City, NC, and a soccer team that inspires hope for rural America. Portions of the conversation will take place in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the South in Contemporary Art.

 

Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Home on the Field

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series A Home on the Field, written by Paul Cuadros - 11:00 AM

Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of A Home on the Field, by Paul Cuadros, a story of Latino immigrants in Siler City, NC, and a soccer team that inspires hope for rural America. Portions of the conversation will take place in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the South in Contemporary Art.

Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sonya Clark - Unraveling

Sonya Clark: Gallery Performance - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Richmond-based artist Sonya Clark presents her work UnravelingClark slowly unravels a Confederate battle flag. Introductory remarks by Duke Assistant Professor Jasmine Nichole Cobb.

 

5:30 PM Cash Bar
 
6 PM Highlights tour

 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

mac-mccaughan-non-believers

Hardcore Southern Punk Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

In the early 80s, coffee shops, skating rinks, church basements and local clubs hosted hardcore punk matinees for kids not old enough to go to bars. The Nasher Museum presents an afternoon of southern punk energy expression in the hopes of complicating everyone’s notions of southern culture. Featuring Pipe, Blackball and Natural Causes. Organized by musician Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records, member of Superchunk.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

So and So

So and So: Poetry and art - 7:00 PM

Poets and fiction writers give a public reading of their work in response to works of art or issues raised in Southern Accent.

 

5:30 PM Cash Bar
 
6 PM Highlights tour

 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

In Plain Site

Trisha Brown Dance Company: In Plain Site - 6:00 PM

Retired pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown’s dance company breathes new life into her masterpiece, In Plain Site, in an unconventional space ─ the Nasher Museum. Presented by Duke Performances. Tickets (space is limited): $32 general admission, $15 ages 30 and under, $10 Duke students. Purchase tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu.

In Plain Site

Trisha Brown Dance Company: In Plain Site - 8:30 PM

Retired pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown’s dance company breathes new life into her masterpiece, In Plain Site, in an unconventional space ─ the Nasher Museum. Presented by Duke Performances. Tickets (space is limited): $32 general admission, $15 ages 30 and under, $10 Duke students. Purchase tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Junebug

Southern Cinema Film Series – Junebug - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

 

Junebug (2005, 1 hour and 46 minutes, rated R) Director Phil Morrison will introduce and take part in a Q&A after the screening.

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Dario Robleto

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, gallery guide Ruth Caccavale will lead a 30-45 tour of works of art by Dario Robleto and Mel Chin from the exhibition Southern Accent. 

Gala Save the Date 2016

2016 Nasher Gala Honoring Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead - 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series Let the Dead Bury their Dead, written by Randall Kenan - 2:00 PM

North Carolina author Randall Kenan gives a reading from his book, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, a featured book on the Southern Accent reading list. Kenan will connect his book, and his writing, to life in the contemporary south.

 

Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Eve's Bayou

Southern Cinema Film Series – Eve’s Bayou - 3:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

 

Eve’s Bayou (1997, director Kasi Lemmons, 1 hour and 49 minutes, rated R)

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series Let the Dead Bury their Dead, written by Randall Kenan - 11:00 AM

Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, by Randall Kenan, a featured book on the Southern Accent reading list. Portions of the conversation will take place in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the South in Contemporary Art.

 

Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Shirlette Ammons p/c John Vettese

shirlette ammons: Live Performance - 7:00 PM

Durham-based artist shirlette ammons brings her perspective as a NC native, African American and queer artist.

 

5:30 PM Cash Bar
 
6 PM Highlights tour

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mark Iwinski

Sketching in the Galleries with Mark Iwinski - 10:00 AM

Artist Mark Iwinski will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by 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. General museum admission is $5 for adults.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Kudzu

Southern Cinema Film Series – NC filmmakers - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.
Southern Shorts, a program of short documentary films made by N.C. filmmakers.

 

Kudzu Vine (2011, director Josh Gibson, 20 minutes), One Night in Kernersville (2011, director Rodrigo Dorfman, 20 minutes), After Sherman (2016, director Jon-Sesrie Goff, 30 minutes), The Last Barn Dance (2014, directors Ted Richardson and Jason Arthurs, 32 minutes) .

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sketching with Bill Thelen

Member Morning - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

All Nasher members are invited to explore the galleries before the crowds and enjoy southern biscuits and tea, sweet or unsweet.

Tchoupitoulas

Southern Cinema Film Series – Tchoupitoulas - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

 

Tchoupitoulas (2012, directors Bill and Turner Ross, 1 hour and 20 minutes, not rated).

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

John Brown Jazz

Member Holiday Party 2016 - 6:00 PM

A holiday party only found in the South!  Jazz musician and Duke professor John Brown presents a southern musical tour.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

radcliffe-bailey-up-from

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, gallery guide Ruth Caccavale will lead a 30-45 tour of Radcliffe Bailey’s Up From.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Southern Cultures

Launch Party: Southern Cultures quarterly - 7:00 PM

Presenting the winter issue from Southern Cultures (UNC Press), including selections from Southern Accent.  Southern Cultures will be available for purchase at the Nasher Museum Store.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

jcaldwell-elsewhere-one

Elsewhere: Southern Constellations Conference - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set within a former thrift store in Greensboro, presents its fourth annual conference ─ this year, themed in conjunction with Southern Accent at the Nasher Museum. Advanced registration is required. Tickets: $10. Register online.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Tours are free with museum admission.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Tours are free with museum admission.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Tours are free with museum admission.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Tours are free with museum admission.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

German School, The Harrowing of Hell (detail), c. 1600. Oil on panel, 78 1/4 x 52 1/4 inches (198.8 x 132.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art. Museum purchase, 2000.12.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Free Slow Art Tour – The Harrowing of Hell - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art.

Saturday’s discussion will focus on the anonymous 16th-century German painting The Harrowing of Hell. This arresting painting depicts the moment when Jesus descends into purgatory, before the resurrection. In our example, the Lenten subject is paired with surprising imagery relating to the Counter-Reformation movement. Seating is provided and the discussion will be led by gallery guide Ruth Caccavale.