Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tom Rankin and Bill Ferris

The South in Color: Conversation and Book Signing - 7:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar and gin tasting with Cathead Distillery of Mississippi

6:00 PM Highlights Tour

7 PM Author conversation

Bill Ferris discusses his new book The South in Color with Southern Accent artist Tom Rankin, who wrote the foreword. Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With Ferris’s two previous books, Give My Poor Heart Ease and The Storied South, The South in Color completes an informal trilogy of Ferris’s documentation of the South’s tumultuous 20th century. Photo of Bill Ferris (right) and Tom Rankin by J Caldwell

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

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.

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
 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tyler Green Xaviera Simmons

Modern Art Notes Podcast Live: Tyler Green and Xaviera Simmons - 2:00 PM

Note: This event is open only to Duke students and faculty. The museum is closed to the public on Mondays.

 

The Nasher Museum presents a live-audience recording of the Modern Art Notes Podcast with host Tyler Green and Southern Accent artist Xaviera Simmons. Tyler Green is an historian and award-winning critic who has produced and hosted the Modern Art Notes Podcast since 2011. Xaviera Simmons was born in New York City, where she lives and works. Her body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation. Simmons’s work is part of Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Brummer Society Tour - 6:00 PM

Curator Marshall N. Price gives an exclusive gallery talk to Brummer Society members on Selections from the Photography Collection.

 

 

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

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

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

European music

Music in the Galleries - 7:00 PM

Music in The Collection Galleries. Details TBD.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Jeff Sonhouse, Decompositioning, 2010

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.

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.


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

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.

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. This book is also the Durham Public Library’s “Durham Reads” selection for 2016. At the museum, the conversation will take place in the Southern Accent galleries.

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. This book is also the Durham Public Library’s “Durham Reads” selection for 2016. At the museum, the conversation will take place in the Southern Accent galleries.

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

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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, 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

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.

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’s gives a talk and reading from his book, Let the Dead Bury their Dead, featured on the Southern Accent reading list.

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 North Carolina author Randall Kenan’s book, Let the Dead Bury their Dead, featured on the Southern Accent reading list.

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

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.

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

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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.