Calendar / Audience: Public

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Colour Correction Tour

Public Tour - 2:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Thursdays at 6 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Odili Donald Odita

Nasher Creates: Kid Studio - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bring the family to a drop-in creative workshop specially for the kids! We will be creating watercolors inspired by Odili Donald Odita. All levels welcome.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tour with Your Tot

Tour with Your Tot - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Caregivers with small children ages 0-18 months can take guided public tours of current exhibitions and selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Tours are offered Thursdays at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. No reservations necessary. Children must be in a carrier or a stroller during the guided tour. Adults pay $5 museum admission. Museum members and tots are free.

Colour Correction Tour

Public Tour - 6:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Sundays at 2 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Spanish Wine Tasting

Nasher Uncorked: Summer Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Meet up with friends for a casual evening or meet new friends during conversation with museum staff. Wine tasting pass is $5 and includes a $5 coupon redeemable with purchase of a dinner entrée in the museum café. Proof of age ID required for wine tasting; non-alcoholic beverages available.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

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Summer Days, Nasher Nights, Live & Local: Music & Brunch in Cafe - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Enjoy Live & Local Sunday afternoons in June, July and August. Experience live music by area musicians and a brunch menu featuring local ingredients. Free for café patrons. Reservations online or call 919-684-6032.

 

For locally sourced and produced gifts and books by local authors, also visit the Nasher Museum Store.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.


Photo by Ryan Gratzer / CC BY

Colour Correction Tour

Public Tour - 2:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Thursdays at 6 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Nasher Creates: Kid Studio - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bring the family to a drop-in creative workshop led by local photographer J Caldwell specially for the kids! All levels welcome. J will be lead a workshop on cyanotypes on fabric.

 

Sun Prints

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Nasher Reads: Fun Home - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Colour Correction Tour

Public Tour - 6:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Sundays at 2 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ben Bridgers

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

Artist Ben Bridgers 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.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Colour Correction Tour

Public Tour - 2:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Thursdays at 6 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

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Nasher Reads: Fun Home - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Nasher Creates: Kid Studio - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bring the family to a drop-in creative workshop led by Brian Gonzalez, a Supergraphic artist, specially for the kids! All levels welcome. Brian will be helping visitors make prints.

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Colour Correction Tour

Public Tour - 6:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Sundays at 2 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Colour Correction Tour

Public Tour - 2:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Thursdays at 6 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Exhibition Opening / New Collection Galleries

Don’t miss the opening of the New Collection Galleries exhibition today. To celebrate the Nasher Museum’s 10th anniversary, we will showcase our exciting and fast-growing collection.


Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree (detail), 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T’57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T’86, B’90, P’15), 2013.1.1. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.

 

Still from The Enclave shot on 16mm color infrared film in Eastern Congo, by Richard Mosse, 2012. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Opening Event and Artist Talk: Richard Mosse - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Meet artist Richard Mosse, who will give a talk about his work on view, The Enclave, an immersive 40-minute six-channel video installation shot in eastern Congo. Explore The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light, a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the museum’s historical collection. Eight new galleries are dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Family Day - Colour Correction

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.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Still from The Enclave shot on 16mm color infrared film in Eastern Congo, by Richard Mosse, 2012. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Panel Discussion: “Creativity and Violence in Central Africa” - 7:00 PM

Panel Discussion: “Creativity and Violence in Central Africa,” moderated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History and Dean of Humanities at Duke. Panelists include Carol Magee and Victoria L. Rovine, both associate professors of art history, and Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, professor of African, African American and diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The panel is co-sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative. Reception to follow.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Laura Frankstone

Nasher Creates: Saturday Sketch - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join local artist Laura Frankstone for a three week sketching series at the Nasher Museum. Each session will be in the museum galleries and sessions will build upon one another, focusing on various skills and techniques. This series is appropriate for all skill levels, including beginners. The sessions are free with museum admission ($5).

 

To register, please contact Alex Deyneka or 919-684-9244.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Laura Frankstone

Nasher Creates: Saturday Sketch - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join local artist Laura Frankstone for a three week sketching series at the Nasher Museum. Each session will be in the museum galleries and sessions will build upon one another, focusing on various skills and techniques. This series is appropriate for all skill levels, including beginners. The sessions are free with museum admission ($5).

 

To register, please contact Alex Deyneka or 919-684-9244.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Laura Frankstone

Nasher Creates: Saturday Sketch - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join local artist Laura Frankstone for a three week sketching series at the Nasher Museum. Each session will be in the museum galleries and sessions will build upon one another, focusing on various skills and techniques. This series is appropriate for all skill levels, including beginners. The sessions are free with museum admission ($5).

 

To register, please contact Alex Deyneka or 919-684-9244.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Blues (detail), 1929. Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches (91.4 x 106.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist at the new Whitney Museum - 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Archibald Motley (1891—1981) was one of the most important figures associated with the Harlem Renaissance and is best known as both a master colorist and a radical interpreter of urban culture. Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first full-scale survey of his paintings in two decades. The exhibition will offer an unprecedented opportunity to carefully examine Motley’s dynamic depictions of modern life in his home town, Chicago, as well as in Jazz Age Paris and Mexico. Specifically, it will highlight his unique use of both expressionism and social realism and will resituate this underexposed artist within a broader, art historical context. The exhibition will be presented in the sky-lit eighth floor galleries of the new Whitney during its inaugural year.

 

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is organized by the Nasher Museum at Duke University and curated by Professor Richard J. Powell. The installation at the Whitney Museum will be overseen by Carter E. Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Odili Donald Odita

Nasher10 Homecoming! - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a museum-wide, daylong celebration on the heels of Duke Homecoming weekend to mark the 10th anniversary of the grand opening of the museum in October 2005. The centerpiece of the event is the unveiling of a new wall painting by Odili Donald Odita in the Mary D.B.T. Semans Great Hall. There will be hands-on activities, live music and Duke student performances. Visitors can take a gallery tour with a curator, meet American artist Barkley L. Hendricks and mingle with Duke students. Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead and Nancy A. Nasher, daughter of museum founder and namesake Raymond D. Nasher and chair of the Nasher Museum Board of Advisors, will make remarks at 3 PM.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Odili Donald Odita

Nasher10 Unplugged: Downtown Durham Block Party - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Nasher10 Unplugged is a downtown Durham block party to celebrate the Nasher Museum’s first decade at Duke and in Durham. This celebration will commemorate a new public art project, a mural painted by artist Odili Donald Odita on the Foster Street wall of the Downtown Durham YMCA, 218 W. Morgan St. Throughout the day, local artists and community organizations will present artistic responses to the mural and the Nasher Museum will host music, invite food trucks and offer art-making activities for visitors of all ages. The Art of Cool All-Star Band, a professional jazz quintet led by Al Strong, will play a 30-minute set followed by a 30-minute open jam session with young people. The day will culminate in the free screening of a documentary film about the making of the mural. Odili Donald Odita and the documentary filmmaker will both be present during the celebration.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bill Thelen, 2 Purple Pretzels, 2008.

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

Artist Bill Thelen 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.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ansel Adams, Lodgepole Pines, Lyell Fork of the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California , 1923.

Collections Come to Light: Nasher Museum of Art and Duke Gardens - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for a special afternoon to combine your love for art, photography, horticulture and landscapes. Curators will take us through several of the new galleries at the Nasher Museum, followed by activities at Duke Gardens. The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light is a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the Nasher Museum’s collection. We will focus on an installation of Ansel Adams photography and galleries featuring European art. At Duke Gardens you have a choice between a photography walk, emphasizing the techniques of Ansel Adams, or a garden design walk that translates design strategies from paintings into the landscape with ideas you can use in your own gardens.

Fee: $15. Gardens/Nasher members: $12.
Register: 919-668-1707 or gardenseducation@duke.edu.

IMAGE: Ansel Adams, Lodgepole Pines, Lyell Fork of the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, 1923. Gelatin silver print. 10 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches (25.7 x 32.7 cm). Gift of the Aubrey Courtney Shives, Jr. (T’66) Trust. 2011.8.4. © 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ebony G. Patterson, ...shortly after 8- beyond the bladez (detail), 2014. Mixed media on paper, 92 × 111 inches (233.7 × 281.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Blake Byrne (T'57) and Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P'15); 2015.3.1. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. © Ebony G. Patterson.

Art with the Experts: Contemporary Art from the Nasher Museum - 7:00 PM

Join Nasher Museum staff Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, and Jessica Kay Ruhle, for a discussion and slide lecture on Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection. In celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary, this exhibition presents some of the Nasher Museum’s most significant works from the contemporary collection. Reality of My Surroundings demonstrates the museum’s ongoing commitment to collecting work by global artists, with an emphasis on artists of African descent.

 

Durham Public Library, Main Branch300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC.

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Annual Semans Lecture: Brooke Davis Anderson - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Annual Semans Lecture: Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sketching in the Galleries

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

Local artist Rachel Goodwin 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.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights,  featuring an art mystery film series, beer tastings and art trivia, drop-in craft sessions with local artists, live music at brunch, wine tastings paired with curator chats, theme dinners in the café, public tours and more, every Thursday evening and on occasional Sunday afternoons. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

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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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

François Gérard, French, Clytemnestra Receiving the News of Iphigenia’s Impending Sacrifice (detail), 1787. Oil on canvas, 30 1⁄2 x 38 1⁄4 inches (77.5 x 97.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Museum purchase, 2002.31.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Art with the Experts: Renaissance and Baroque Art from the Nasher Museum - 7:00 PM

Join Nasher Museum staff Sarah Schroth, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Seamans Director, and Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator, for a discussion and slide lecture on The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light. This exhibition is a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection. Eight new galleries will be dedicated to specific collection areas. Schroth and Boarati will share highlights from the European Art, c. 1400-1900 section, focusing on the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

 

Durham Public Library, Main Branch300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC.

 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

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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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Last Chance to View New Collection Galleries

The New Collection Galleries exhibition closes today.

 

To celebrate the Nasher Museum’s 10th anniversary, we will showcase our exciting and fast-growing collection.


Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree (detail), 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T’57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T’86, B’90, P’15), 2013.1.1. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

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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.

 

Live Performances at 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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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.

 

Live Performances at 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.