Calendar / Subject: Art

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 Maggie Griffin will lead a 30-45 tour of Radcliffe Bailey’s Up From.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nasher Creates: Sketching in the Galleries - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Artist Rachel Goodwin will share a brief sketching demonstration–and then you can try it out in the galleries. Visit rgoodwinart.com to see Goodwin’s work. The museum will provide drawing pencils.

This program is free with general museum admission ($5 for adults).

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

Free Slow Art Tour: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by Kara Walker - 11:00 AM

Join gallery guides Kate Newman and Meg Williams for an extended conversation about challenging works by Kara Walker that address the legacy of slavery in American culture. This discussion will focus on a single work from a series of 15 prints featuring Walker’s signature black silhouettes layered over illustrations first published in Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gallery Talk: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by Kara Walker - 6:00 PM

Gallery Talk: Marianne Wardle, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, Head of Education & Interpretation), on Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by Kara Walker.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

William Paul Thomas

Nasher Creates: Sketching in the Galleries - 10:05 AM to 12:00 PM

Painter William Paul Thomas will present a brief lesson and demonstration of various ways to respond to visual art by creating your own sketches. 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, January 22, 2017

Family Day

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

Journey around the world! Explore The Collections Gallery and learn about art from different cultures and eras. Create your own works of art and watch a local artist create a masterpiece. Take in a performance by the popular Rags to Riches Theater for Young Audiences.

 

Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gallery Talk: Margaret Humphreys - 6:00 PM

Margaret Humphreys, Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, in Duke’s School of Medicine, gives a talk on her research, Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War, to complement the Kara Walker installation.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Nasher Reads: Strapless by Deborah Davis - 3:00 PM

Join museum staff for group discussions of Strapless by Deborah Davis, a story of art and celebrity that centers around the John Singer Sargent portrait of Virginie Gautreau, a New Orleans native who became a 19th-Century “it girl” of Paris. The conversation will take place in The Collection Galleries and include a discussion of the portrait Mrs. John Camfield Tomlinson, nee Dora Grant (1904), by John Singer Sargent.

 

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Nasher Reads: Strapless by Deborah Davis - 11:00 AM

Join museum staff for group discussions of Strapless by Deborah Davis, a story of art and celebrity that centers around the John Singer Sargent portrait of Virginie Gautreau, a New Orleans native who became a 19th-Century “it girl” of Paris. The conversation will take place in The Collection Galleries and include a discussion of the portrait Mrs. John Camfield Tomlinson, nee Dora Grant (1904), by John Singer Sargent.

 

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

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Eastern Landscape by John Frederick Kensett

Free Slow Art Tour – Eastern Landscape by John Frederick Kensett - 11:00 AM

Visit the museum’s collection with gallery guide Ruth Caccavale for a slow art discussion about the Hudson River School painting tradition. The conversation will take place in the American gallery, part of The Collection Galleries, and focus on Kensett’s 19th-century landscape.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life

Nasher Reads Author Series with Lee Smith - 3:00 PM

Hillsborough author Lee Smith will give a reading and talk from her newest book, Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, a book of essays that provide a portrait of her own life as well as a look at life in the Appalachian South.
Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life

Nasher Reads – Dimestore by Lee Smith - 11:00 AM

Join museum staff for group discussions of Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, by Hillsborough author Lee Smith.

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gallery Talk – Caroline Bruzelius - 6:00 PM

Gallery Talk on recently conserved stained glass works, including one on view for the first time, by Caroline Bruzelius, a professor in Duke’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. The talk is in the in the Medieval Gallery, part of The Collection Galleries.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled (Yo 123), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a slower look at a single work of art within Nina Chanel Abney, led by museum gallery guide Meg Williams.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Family Day

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

Free Family Days take place on select Sundays from 12-4 PM. On these days families visiting the museum enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt. Materials will be available in English and Spanish.

 

Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Nasher Reads – Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 11:00 AM

Join museum staff to discuss Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a graphic telling of the politically charged story of Wakanda and the dramatic upheavals faced by its citizens. The conversation will take place in a gallery within Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, SHE GONE ROGUE (still), 2012

Slow Art Tour: All Matterings of Mind - 11:00 AM

View and discuss a work from the museum’s collection. Free with admission.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Nasher Reads – Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 3:00 PM

Join museum staff to discuss Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a graphic telling of the politically charged story of Wakanda and the dramatic upheavals faced by its citizens. The conversation will take place in a gallery within Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled (Yo 123), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Art with the Experts at the Southwest Library Branch - 7:00 PM

Join Curator Marshall N. Price for a discussion and slide lecture on Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.

Southwest Library Branch, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Art with the Experts: South Regional Library Branch - 7:00 PM

Join Assistant Curator Molly Boarati, who organized All Matterings of Mind, for a discussion and slide lecture on the exhibition.

South Regional Library Branch, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham.

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Family Day

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

Creative collisions at the Nasher! Get inspired by places where visual art, poetry and dance intersect! The Arts in Action LEAP team will present an energetic dance performance inspired by art on view. Poetry Fox will set up his typewriter to create original poems for visitors. Watch an artist create new works of art ─ and then make your own, at activity stations throughout the museum.

 

Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.