Calendar / Subject: Art

Saturday, August 27, 2016

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham with tours co-organized by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. The tours include about 13 murals, including a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

 

Fourth Saturdays, August through November. 90-minute tours led by volunteer tour leaders. Depart at 10 AM from Durham Farmers Market. Please check in 15 minutes early. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own bicycle! Helmets required. Free and open to the public. Mapping assistance provided by Lisa Miller of Seven Stars Cycles.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Douglas Bourgeois, "A New Place to Dwell."

Exhibition Opens – Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, an exhibition that questions and explores the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music to see evidence of the South’s profound influence on American culture, and consequently much of the world. This unprecedented exhibition addresses and complicates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination about the American South. Presenting a wide range of perspectives, from both within and outside of the region, the exhibition creates a composite portrait of southern identity through the work of 60 artists. The art reflects upon and pulls apart the dynamic nature of the South’s social, political and cultural landscape. Southern Accent is on view at the Nasher Museum from September 1, 2016, through January 8, 2017. The exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase at the Nasher Museum Store.

 
This exhibition is co-organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. The exhibition will travel to the Speed Art Museum, where it will be on view April 29 – August 20, 2017.

 

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 a three-part 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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

John Brown

Teacher Workshop – Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join the education staff from the Nasher Museum of Art and fellow area educators to tour and discuss Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.
 

Enjoy an Informance (information + performance) with John Brown, jazz musician, educator and associate professor of the practice of music at Duke University, as he talks about the role of the South in American jazz music. Explore southern identity through the lens of Tom Rankin, photographer, filmmaker, folklorist, professor of the practice of art and documentary studies and director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.

 

Learn about fall K-12 tours that have been developed in partnership with our Teacher Advisory Council. Enjoy free food and drinks, including beer and wine. Don’t miss our door prizes! Participating teachers will receive .3 continuing education credits.

 

Registration: nashered@duke.edu
 

“This show is wide-ranging and current. Every young person will be able to personally relate to some pieces in the show and learn from others. I’m looking forward to working with students on unpacking the rich and troubled history of southern symbols in the show from Sonya Clark’s confederate flag to Diego Campesino’s tobacco fields.”

– Alexa Garvoille, English Teacher at Durham School of the Arts, Teacher Advisory Council Member

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
 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham with tours co-organized by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. The tours include about 13 murals, including a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

 

Fourth Saturdays, September through November. 90-minute tours led by volunteer tour leaders. Depart at 10 AM from Durham Farmers Market. Please check in 15 minutes early. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own bicycle! Helmets required. Free and open to the public. Mapping assistance provided by Lisa Miller of Seven Stars Cycles.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Free Family DAy

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

Celebrate southern creativity and create art inspired by Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. Watch a local artist at work in the Great Hall. Don’t miss incredible live music performances by youth bands from Girls Rock NC.

 

Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.

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

 

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.

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

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham with tours co-organized by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. The tours include about 13 murals, including a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

 

Fourth Saturdays, October and November. 90-minute tours led by volunteer tour leaders. Depart at 10 AM from Durham Farmers Market. Please check in 15 minutes early. All skill levels welcome.Bring your own bicycle! Helmets required. Free and open to the public. Mapping assistance provided by Lisa Miller of Seven Stars Cycles.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

mac-mccaughan-non-believers

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, October 30, 2016

Paperhand P s uppet Intervention

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

Explore Halloween, Día de los Muertos and all things fall. Show off your creativity while participating in our costume contest and parade. Prizes will be awarded for homemade costumes. Be mesmerized by a performance from Paperhand Puppet Intervention!

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

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.

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

 

Friday, November 18, 2016

War Porn

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

Southern Accent artist Mel Chin will join Iraq war veteran Roy Scranton, who recently published his novel War Porn. 

 

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

 

Admission to the Nasher Museum is free to all active duty military personnel and military veterans with I.D.  Co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.

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) .

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals

New Bicycle Tours: Downtown Durham Murals - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham with tours co-organized by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. The tours include about 13 murals, including a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

 

Last chance! 90-minute tours led by volunteer tour leaders. Depart at 10 AM from Durham Farmers Market. Please check in 15 minutes early. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own bicycle! Helmets required. Free and open to the public. Mapping assistance provided by Lisa Miller of Seven Stars Cycles.

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).

 

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.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

rgoodwinart

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).

jcaldwell-elsewhere-one

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.

Sunday, January 22, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, May 21, 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.