Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Nasher Museum welcomes Matthew Gale, Curator (Modern Art) and Head of Displays at Tate Modern in London. An art historian, he studied at Edinburgh University and College of Art and has a Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute. His specialty is classic modernism, and his publications include Dada and Surrealism (1997); Francis Bacon: Working on Paper (1999) and Barbara Hepworth: Works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum St Ives (with Chris Stephens, 1999). As well as heading the team in charge of displaying the collection at Tate Modern, he was the Tate curator on Futurism (2009) and Arshile Gorky (2010). He has organized a number of major exhibitions including Giorgio Morandi (with Donna De Salvo, 2001); Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things (with Carmen Gimenez, 2004), Beyond Painting: Burri, Fontana, Manzoni (2005), Dalí & Film (2007), Francis Bacon (at Tate Britain with Chris Stephens 2008), Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (with Marko Daniel, 2011). His most recent project was Paul Klee: Making Visible (2013-4) at Tate Modern.
Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow. Cash bar.
The Annual Semans Lecture was established in 1996 in honor of the late Dr. James H. Semans and Mary D.B.T. Semans. Past speakers include scholar Henry Petroski, architect Rafael Viñoly, artists Art Spiegelman and Fred Wilson, curator Massumeh Farhad and museum directors Thelma Golden and Thomas Krens.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Nasher Museum presents a survey of noteworthy work by artists who live in the Triangle. Some of the artists show their work internationally in contemporary galleries and museums; others are newer to the art world. All of them contribute to a vibrant and innovative local artist community. These “artists next door” have both found inspiration at the museum and helped the Nasher forge and grow its presence in Durham’s creative community. Many have taken part in the Nasher Museum’s first decade—through exhibitions, artist talks and events. Now the Nasher Museum brings the work of these exciting artists together to share with Duke and the broader public. Area 919 features work by Jeff Bell, Casey Cook, André Leon Gray, Lincoln Hancock with Yuxtapongo, Harrison Haynes, George Jenne, Stacey L. Kirby, Lavar Munroe, Damian Stamer, Bill Thelen, Hong-An Truong, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and Jeff Whetstone.
Free and open to the public. Cash bar.
IMAGE: Harrison Haynes, Oran Mor / Pointe Ephemere / Feierwerk / Button Factory / Trix Centrum / Subterranean, 2012. Edition 2/3, Archival inkjet prints.