Calendar / Subject: Art

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).

 

Registration for this series is currently full. To be added to our wait list, please contact Alex Deyneka at alexandra.deyneka@duke.edu or 919-684-9244.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

Nasher Reads: Go Set a Watchman - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

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).

 

Registration for this series is currently full. To be added to our wait list, please contact Alex Deyneka at alexandra.deyneka@duke.edu or 919-684-9244.

Carrie Alter

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

Artist Carrie Alter 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.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

Nasher Reads: Go Set a Watchman - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

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).

 

Registration for this series is currently full. To be added to our wait list, please contact Alex Deyneka at alexandra.deyneka@duke.edu or 919-684-9244.

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.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nasher Reads: Between the World and Me - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nasher Reads: Between the World and Me - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

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.

 

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.

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Erin Oliver

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

Artist Erin Oliver 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.

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.

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.