Calendar / Subject: Modern

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Free Family Day

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

Live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts. Enjoy a magic show and bluegrass music. Poetry Fox will write you a poem on the spot with his typewriter.

Admission is free to Mirό and Rauschenberg!

 

Deep Magic

 

Stickley Hill duo performs Bluegrass

 

Poetry Fox

Sunday, October 5, 2014

tours

Member Morning - 11:00 AM

Members enjoy complimentary early access to the exhibitions before the museum opens to the public at 12 PM. Join online or by calling 919-684-3411. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Art with the Experts at Cameron Village Regional Library - 6:30 PM

Join Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion and slide lecture on Mirό: The Experience of Seeing.

 

This event is at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605 


 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Dolls' Room

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls’ Room - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls Room by Llorenç Villalonga

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Miro and Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Dolls' Room

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls’ Room - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls Room by Llorenç Villalonga

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Supporting Member Event: Miro: The Experience of Seeing - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Special reception to celebrate the exhibition.  Details by Invitation. Become a Supporting Member today to enjoy this exclusive offer.

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sketching in the Galleries

Art Speaks (formerly Sketching in the Galleries) - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher 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. Admission to the Mirό exhibition is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

Duke Today Release your inner artist 

 

Sketching in the Galleries

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vitaly Komar

Artist Talk with Vitaly Komar - 7:00 PM

Artist Talk: Vitaly Komar (formerly collaborating with Alexander Melamid) whose work is on view in Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting.

 

 


Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid, Stalin with Hitler’s Remains (detail) from the series Anarchistic Synthesism, 1985-86. Oil on canvas, 84 ¼ x 60 ¼ inches (214 x 153 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase, 1992.8.1. © Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Musicians

A Miro Listening Experience - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum  and Duke’s Department of Romance Studies present a diverse program of musical selections inspired by the life and work of Miró. Join us for this this immersive experience, starting with a pre-concert slide talk in the lecture hall by Nasher Gallery guide Ruth Caccavale at 7PM. The recital will begin at 7:30PM.

 

The recital features internationally renowned Argentinian musicians Alma Coefman, flute and Miguel Charosky, guitar. Charosky has studied and taught in musical conservatories in both South America and Europe, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. Coefman was previously a member of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, and specializes in performing Latin American Music. Both share an interest in contemporary twentieth century music, and have chosen a program of pieces that are inspired by many things–ranging from the Catalonian landscape to Miró’s own work.

 

Additional support for this program has been provided by the Office of the Vice Provost of the Arts, the Spanish Language Program, the Department of Latino/Latina Studies, and Rick Powell.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

doves

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves - 11:00 AM

Book discussion of Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

doves

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves - 2:00 PM

Book Discussion of Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

miroexperience

Art with the Experts at Durham County Library - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Discussion about the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing with Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Marshall Price, Ph.D. and Curator of Education, Juline Chevalier.

This event is at the Main Branch of the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro. Street, Durham, NC 27701.

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Art with the Experts at Durham County Library Main Branch - 7:00 PM

Join Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion and slide lecture on Mirό: The Experience of Seeing.

 

 

This event is at the Durham County Library Main Branch, 300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701.


 

 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sketching in the Galleries

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

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher 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. Admission to the Mirό exhibition is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

Duke Today Release your inner artist 

 

Sketching in the Galleries

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free 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 Mirό: The Experience of Seeing is free, but entry to the galleries will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors may need to wait in line before entering the exhibition.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sketching in the Galleries

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

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher 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. Admission to the Mirό exhibition is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

Duke Today Release your inner artist 

 

Sketching in the Galleries

Sunday, December 28, 2014

sardana

Sardana demonstration - 1:00 PM

Sardana demonstration in the Great Hall, followed by a 2 PM exhibition tour. The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà region, but started gaining popularity throughout Catalonia during the 20th century. 

 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

champagne

Bubbles and Brunch - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early in the Nasher Museum Café with a glass of Spanish cava, and a menu featuring Spanish bocadillos and tortillasMuseum members receive two complimentary exhibition tickets and always enjoy a 10% discount in the museum café.  Café reservations may be made online or by calling 919-684-6032.

 

Photo by Dave Clements / CC BY-ND

Friday, January 2, 2015

Churro and Chocolate

Feliz Ano Nuevo - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Feliz Año Nuevo: Start your New Year with a visit to Miro: The Experience of Seeing. Same day exhibition ticket holders will enjoy complimentary churros and Spanish drinking chocolate before 11 AM. Photo by Matt Biddulph / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sketching in the Galleries

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

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher 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. Admission to the Mirό exhibition is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

Duke Today Release your inner artist 

 

Sketching in the Galleries

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Free 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 Mirό: The Experience of Seeing is free, but entry to the galleries will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors may need to wait in line before entering the exhibition.

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Friday, February 6, 2015

tours

Member Friday - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Members enjoy an evening with complimentary, exclusive access to the exhibitions. Not a member? Join online or by calling 919-684-3411. The Nasher Museum Café will be open to members for dinner, but advance reservations are strongly encouraged, online or by calling 919-684-6032.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Last Chance to View Miro: The Experience of Seeing

The Nasher Museum presents a rare glimpse at the later works of Spanish-born artist Joan Mirό (1893-1983), one of the greatest innovators of 20th-century art in Europe. A contemporary of Picasso as well as a fellow Catalan, Mirό was briefly aligned with the Surrealists in the late 1920s in Paris and went on to create a phenomenal pictorial and sculptural universe throughout his six-decade career. Showcasing works of art exclusively drawn from the last 20 years of the artist’s life, Mirό: The Experience of Seeing will bring an extensive and illuminating body of Miró’s work to North Carolina for the first time. Paintings, sculptures and drawings will travel from Spain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (Museo Reina Sofía).

 

Miró lived in Paris from 1920 until 1932, regularly traveling back to Spain until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 prevented his return home. He had become known for his dream-like paintings with a personal system of signs and symbols; once war broke out he introduced overtly political commentary into his work. Miró consistently exercised his personal freedom in his work, which in the face of political turmoil is infused with irony and anger as much as joy and tenderness. In 1940, after the war ended, Miró returned to Spain. Brilliantly inventive, the artist continually pushed the boundaries of art and had a surge of creative ideas in the decades following World War II, when he embraced entirely new techniques and media. In 1956 Miró moved to a new studio on Mallorca, where for the first time he could gather together the entirety of his production. This gave him direct access to all of his works and allowed him to take stock of the artistic achievements of four decades. He was particularly engaged by the relationship between painting and sculpture, which had not been at the center of his earliest work.

Miró: The Experience of Seeing is comprised entirely of works created between 1963 and the artist’s death in 1983, all of which come from the collection of the Museo Reina Sofía. These later works distill the styles, subjects and motifs of Miró’s work into their most essential and universal forms, as the artist sought to create an experience that would transcend the physical object.


Miró: The Experience of Seeing is organized by the Seattle Art Museum and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Miró: The Experience of Seeing is made possible by Marilyn M. Arthur, Frances P. Rollins, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Estate of Dorothy Lander, Trent Carmichael, Katie Thorpe Kerr & Terrance I. R. Kerr, Drs. Victor and Lenore Behar, Deborah DeMott, Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger, Kelly and Lance Braddy Van Winkle, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Parker and Otis, Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan, Mindy and Guy Solie, Richard Tigner, Carolyn Aaronson, Eunice and Herman Grossman, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Arjuna Capital, Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield, and Duke’s Department of Romance Studies and Graduate Liberal Studies.

 

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

 

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