Calendar / Type: Artist Talk

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

Friday, November 18, 2016


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

Southern Accent artist Mel Chin and author and Iraq war veteran Roy Scranton will talk about climate change, war and questions of responsibility and sustainability in the gallery near Chin’s work, Terrapine Carolina (Hillbilly Armor).

Listen to the artist’s original song about the sculpture in an episode of the Nasher Museum’s Open Studio podcast.

Roy Scranton will also discuss his new novel War Porn at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham at 7 PM on November 18. He first visited the Forum for Scholars and Publics in March 2016 and talked with Jennifer Ahern-Dodson about his writing. He also recently published an essay in the New York Times about the future implications of America’s failure to prepare for catastrophic storms along the Gulf Coast.

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

Free with admission. Free to all active duty military personnel and military veterans with I.D.  Co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.