Calendar / Type: Special Events

Saturday, December 10, 2016

radcliffe-bailey-up-from

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, gallery guide Maggie Griffin will lead a 30-45 tour of Radcliffe Bailey’s Up From.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Gaudy or Nice: Southern Cultures Winter Issue Launch Party - 7:00 PM

Cash bar at 6:30 PM and gallery talk at 7:30 PM

 
Join us in celebrating the winter issue of Southern Cultures, an academic quarterly about the history and cultures of the U.S. South, published by UNC Press with the Center for the Study of the American South for readers in the South and beyond.

 

Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker will join “Southern Accent” artists Jeff Whetstone and Stacy Lynn Waddell for a talk in the gallery at 7:30 PM. The winter issue features a beautiful 16-spread on Southern Accent, including excerpts from an earlier conversation with Schoonmaker, Waddell and Whetstone. Southern Cultures will be available for purchase at the Nasher Museum Store. Cash bar and southern fare.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

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

Free Slow Art Tour: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by Kara Walker - 11:00 AM

Join gallery guides Kate Newman and Meg Williams for an extended conversation about challenging works by Kara Walker that address the legacy of slavery in American culture. This discussion will focus on a single work from a series of 15 prints featuring Walker’s signature black silhouettes layered over illustrations first published in Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gallery Talk: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by Kara Walker - 6:00 PM

Gallery Talk: Marianne Wardle, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, Head of Education & Interpretation), on Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by Kara Walker.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thomas DeFrantz

Live Performance: reVERSE-gesture-reVIEWed - 7:00 PM

In this unique performance, Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s  Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance and image subtraction technology.  Wondering at the place of Black women’s presence in the landscape of the Civil War, SLIPPAGE will reverse and review the potent imagery that Walker has created in response to the the exhibition of prints on view at the Nasher.  How can the physical gestures of dance expand the ways we might look at these visual works of art?  How can dance open up interpretation and suggest even more revisionist histories of the African American presence in the visual archive of the Civil War?

 

SLIPPAGE is directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke.  The performance will include collaborations by eto otitigbe, Shireen Dickson and Brittany Williams.

 

Free with admission.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Thomas DeFrantz

Live Performance: reVERSE-gesture-reVIEWed - 2:00 PM

In this unique performance, Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s  Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance and image subtraction technology.  Wondering at the place of Black women’s presence in the landscape of the Civil War, SLIPPAGE will reverse and review the potent imagery that Walker has created in response to the the exhibition of prints on view at the Nasher.  How can the physical gestures of dance expand the ways we might look at these visual works of art?  How can dance open up interpretation and suggest even more revisionist histories of the African American presence in the visual archive of the Civil War?

 

SLIPPAGE is directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke.  The performance will include collaborations by eto otitigbe, Shireen Dickson and Brittany Williams.

 

Free with admission.

Thomas DeFrantz

Live Performance: reVERSE-gesture-reVIEWed - 7:00 PM

In this unique performance, Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s  Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance and image subtraction technology.  Wondering at the place of Black women’s presence in the landscape of the Civil War, SLIPPAGE will reverse and review the potent imagery that Walker has created in response to the the exhibition of prints on view at the Nasher.  How can the physical gestures of dance expand the ways we might look at these visual works of art?  How can dance open up interpretation and suggest even more revisionist histories of the African American presence in the visual archive of the Civil War?

 

SLIPPAGE is directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke.  The performance will include collaborations by eto otitigbe, Shireen Dickson and Brittany Williams.

 

Free with admission.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gallery Talk: Margaret Humphreys - 6:00 PM

Margaret Humphreys, Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, in Duke’s School of Medicine, gives a talk on her research, Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War, to complement the Kara Walker installation.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Nasher Reads: Strapless by Deborah Davis - 3:00 PM

Join museum staff for group discussions of Strapless by Deborah Davis, a story of art and celebrity that centers around the John Singer Sargent portrait of Virginie Gautreau, a New Orleans native who became a 19th-Century “it girl” of Paris. The conversation will take place in The Collection Galleries and include a discussion of the portrait Mrs. John Camfield Tomlinson, nee Dora Grant (1904), by John Singer Sargent.

 

Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Nasher Reads: Strapless by Deborah Davis - 11:00 AM

Join museum staff for group discussions of Strapless by Deborah Davis, a story of art and celebrity that centers around the John Singer Sargent portrait of Virginie Gautreau, a New Orleans native who became a 19th-Century “it girl” of Paris. The conversation will take place in The Collection Galleries and include a discussion of the portrait Mrs. John Camfield Tomlinson, nee Dora Grant (1904), by John Singer Sargent.

 

Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Eastern Landscape by John Frederick Kensett

Free Slow Art Tour – Eastern Landscape by John Frederick Kensett - 11:00 AM

Visit the museum’s collection with gallery guide Ruth Caccavale for a slow art discussion about the Hudson River School painting tradition. The conversation will take place in the American gallery, part of The Collection Galleries, and focus on Kensett’s 19th-century landscape.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled (Yo 123), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Invitation-Only Director’s Preview: Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth invites supporting members (Sponsor through Director’s Circle levels) to celebrate the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush the night before it opens to the public. Host bar.

 

To upgrade your membership to the Sponsor level or above, please call 919-684-3411, email marycatherine.hall@duke.edu or visit nasher.duke.edu/join.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled (Yo 123), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Opening Party – Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Spoken word performance in the galleries with Duke student Ashley Croker-Benn (T’18) and Kimberly “Redefining Freedom” McCrae, staff assistant at the Duke Institute for Health Innovation.

 

Performances are inspired by Nina Chanel Abney’s visual commentary on social justice, contemporary urban life, media, hip-hop culture and more.

 

Co-sponsored by Nasher MUSE, the museum’s student advisory board.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Free Film Series – 13th - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

13th (2016, director Ava DuVernay, 1 hour and 40 minutes, TV-MA).

In this thought-provoking documentary directed by Ava DuVernay, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Free with admission. This screening complements the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney.

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, SHE GONE ROGUE (still), 2012

Exhibition Opening Event: All Matterings of Mind: Transcendent Imagery from the Contemporary Collection - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

6 PM Free Highlights Tour
7 – 9 PM Exhibition celebration. Co-sponsored by Nasher MUSE, the museum’s student advisory board.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life

Nasher Reads Author Series with Lee Smith - 3:00 PM

Hillsborough author Lee Smith will give a reading and talk from her newest book, Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, a book of essays that provide a portrait of her own life as well as a look at life in the Appalachian South.
Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life

Nasher Reads – Dimestore by Lee Smith - 11:00 AM

Join museum staff for group discussions of Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, by Hillsborough author Lee Smith.

Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gallery Talk – Caroline Bruzelius - 6:00 PM

Gallery Talk on recently conserved stained glass works, including one on view for the first time, by Caroline Bruzelius, a professor in Duke’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. The talk is in the in the Medieval Gallery, part of The Collection Galleries.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled (Yo 123), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a slower look at a single work of art within Nina Chanel Abney, led by museum gallery guide Meg Williams.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Free Film Series – Do the Right Thing - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Do the Right Thing (1989, director Spike Lee, 2 hours, rated R).

 

The hottest day of the year explodes on-screen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Produced, written and directed by Spike Lee, this powerful portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise. This screening complements the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney.

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Nasher Reads – Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 11:00 AM

Join museum staff to discuss Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a graphic telling of the politically charged story of Wakanda and the dramatic upheavals faced by its citizens. The conversation will take place in a gallery within Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.

Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Art, Activism, Race and the Law: A Conversation - 7:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar
6 PM Free Highlights Tour

7 PM  Art, Activism, Race and the Law: A Conversation

This cross-disciplinary panel inspired by themes in Nina Chanel Abney will discuss the complex dynamics of race and the law, public policy, the justice system and art activism. With Jillian Johnson, Durham City Councilwoman and director of operations at Southern Vision Alliance; Sherrill Roland, artist, activist and creator of the Jumpsuit Project; Trina Jones, Duke law professor; and William A. Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke. Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, SHE GONE ROGUE (still), 2012

Mindfulness Pop-Up Fair - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sloooooow down! The museum presents a dreamy evening inspired by  All Matterings of Mind. Enjoy aromatherapy sessions and healing crystals, recharge at a napping pod, play Tibetan singing bowls, sketch in the galleries and take part in a Slow Art Tour. Co-presented by the Duke Student Wellness Center and Duke student groups. Free with admission.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, SHE GONE ROGUE (still), 2012

Slow Art Tour: All Matterings of Mind - 11:00 AM

View and discuss a work from the museum’s collection. Free with admission.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Nasher Reads – Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 3:00 PM

Join museum staff to discuss Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a graphic telling of the politically charged story of Wakanda and the dramatic upheavals faced by its citizens. The conversation will take place in a gallery within Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.

Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Artist Talk – Nina Chanel Abney - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Meet the Chicago-born artist whose first solo museum show is on view at the Nasher Museum through July 16.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Special Family Program: 5P1N0K10 (Spinokio) Part II - 10:30 AM

Join us for the exciting second act of the Hip Hopera, following last year’s world premiere at the Nasher. This Afro-Futuristic take on Carlo Collodi’s classic Pinocchio includes hand-crafted puppets by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins, projections and a live score performed by DJ and musician Pierce Freelon. Free with admission.

Special Family Program: 5P1N0K10 (Spinokio) Part II - 11:30 AM

Join us for the exciting second act of the Hip Hopera, following last year’s world premiere at the Nasher. This Afro-Futuristic take on Carlo Collodi’s classic Pinocchio includes hand-crafted puppets by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins, projections and a live score performed by DJ and musician Pierce Freelon. Free with admission.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Annual Semans Lecture: Sandra Jackson-Dumont - 7:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar

6 PM Free Highlights Tour

7 PM The Nasher Museum presents Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Artist Talk – Keith Knight - 7:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar
6 PM Gallery Talk: All Matterings of Mind
7 PM Durham artist Keith Knight is a rapper, social activist, father and educator. For nearly two decades, audiences have read his musings on race in three original comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink and the K Chronicles. The NAACP recognized him as a 2015 History Maker. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Ebony, ESPN magazine and MAD Magazine, among other publications. This program complements Nina Chanel Abney.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Yoga

Yoga in the Great Hall - 11:00 AM

Yoga in the Great Hall. Details TBA.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Study Hall for Duke Students

Duke Student Study Hall - 3:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Museum open Monday only for Duke student study hall.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

International Museum Day - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Free admission all day!