Calendar / Subject: Contemporary

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Douglas Bourgeois, "A New Place to Dwell."

Exhibition Opens – Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, an exhibition that questions and explores the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music to see evidence of the South’s profound influence on American culture, and consequently much of the world. This unprecedented exhibition addresses and complicates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination about the American South. Presenting a wide range of perspectives, from both within and outside of the region, the exhibition creates a composite portrait of southern identity through the work of 60 artists. The art reflects upon and pulls apart the dynamic nature of the South’s social, political and cultural landscape. Southern Accent is on view at the Nasher Museum from September 1, 2016, through January 8, 2017. The exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase at the Nasher Museum Store.

 
This exhibition is co-organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. The exhibition will travel to the Speed Art Museum, where it will be on view April 29 – August 20, 2017.

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lavender Country

Lavender Country: Live Performance And Film Screening - 7:00 PM

Meet Patrick Haggerty, author of Lavender Country, the world’s first openly gay country album (1973), now enjoying a resurgence of popularity since its reissue two years ago on the Paradise of Bachelors label, based in Chapel Hill. Haggerty will share music and stories about his experiences as an openly gay country music artist and lifetime political activist.  The “unplugged” performance, featuring Nashville-based backup band Promised Land Sound, will be preceded by a free screening of “These C*cksucking Tears,” a documentary short film by Daniel Taberski about the Lavender Country story, which won best documentary short at South by Southwest 2016 in Austin, Texas.

 

5:30 PM Cash Bar
 
6 PM Highlights tour
 
7 PM Performance
 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Laura Frankstone

Sketching in the Galleries Series with Laura Frankstone - 10:00 AM

Artist Laura Frankstone leads three-week sketching series. $40 for all three. Registration: Email nashered@duke.edu.

 

Series dates:

September 10, 2016

September 17, 2016

September 24, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

John Brown

Teacher Workshop – Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join the education staff from the Nasher Museum of Art and fellow area educators to tour and discuss Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.
 

Enjoy an Informance (information + performance) with John Brown, jazz musician, educator and associate professor of the practice of music at Duke University, as he talks about the role of the South in American jazz music. Explore southern identity through the lens of Tom Rankin, photographer, filmmaker, folklorist, professor of the practice of art and documentary studies and director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.

 

Learn about fall K-12 tours that have been developed in partnership with our Teacher Advisory Council. Enjoy free food and drinks, including beer and wine. Don’t miss our door prizes! Participating teachers will receive .3 continuing education credits.

 

Registration: nashered@duke.edu
 

“This show is wide-ranging and current. Every young person will be able to personally relate to some pieces in the show and learn from others. I’m looking forward to working with students on unpacking the rich and troubled history of southern symbols in the show from Sonya Clark’s confederate flag to Diego Campesino’s tobacco fields.”

– Alexa Garvoille, English Teacher at Durham School of the Arts, Teacher Advisory Council Member

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Inge

Southern Food as Cultural Fount: A Conversation - 7:00 PM

Join us for a free public talk by national food writer John T. Edge, winner of the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, joins award-winning North Carolina Public Radio Reporter Leoneda Inge and Andrea Reusing, the James Beard award-winning chef of the Durham Hotel and also Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. For these expert enthusiasts, food is a gateway to such southern topics as history, race, migration, economics and more.

 

5:30 PM Cash Bar
 
6 PM Highlights tour
 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Turntabalism

DJ Listening Party - 7:00 PM

Local DJs spin records inspired by the Southern Accent Music Library, co-curated by Harrison Haynes and Brendan Greaves. Co-sponsored by Carolina Soul Records in Durham.

 

5:30 PM Cash Bar
 
6 PM Highlights tour

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sketching with Bill Thelen

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.

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 kinds 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 and other local bands. 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, October 30, 2016

Paperhand P s uppet Intervention

Free Family Day - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Explore Halloween, Día de los Muertos and all things fall. Show off your creativity while participating in our costume contest and parade. Prizes will be awarded for homemade costumes. Be mesmerized by a performance from Paperhand Puppet Intervention!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hank Willis Thomas, Black Righteous Space, 2012. DVD (playlist and video installation), microphone, and mac mini, approx. 60 minutes in length. Edition of 3, with 2 artist proofs. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Annual Rothschild Lecture with Artist Hank Willis Thomas - 7:00 PM

Annual Rothschild Lecture: Artist Hank Willis Thomas, whose work is part of Southern Accent.

 

Cash bar 5:30 PM

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.

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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)

 

Friday, November 18, 2016

War Porn

Gallery Talk: Artist Mel Chin and Author Roy Scranton - 2:00 PM

Southern Accent artist Mel Chin will join Iraq war veteran Roy Scranton, who recently published his novel War Porn. 

 

Co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.

 

Admission to the Nasher Museum is free to all active duty military personnel and military veterans with I.D.  Co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.

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).