Monday, February 3, 2014
Join Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University for a discussion on the Nasher Museum’s exhibition, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.
This event is at the Main Branch of the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Nasher Museum presents an exhibition of significant global contemporary art drawn from the permanent collection. Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection includes many recent acquisitions, including paintings, works on paper, photography, video, installation and sculpture. The exhibition reflects a collecting strategy that is ambitious for a museum so new, with a focus on artists who may be emerging or undervalued, but have nonetheless created some of the most important work of our time. The work of younger artists, often connected to the museum through exhibitions, is juxtaposed with established artists who have greatly influenced the art of the 21st century. The growing collection, with a special interest in artists of African descent, reflects the museum’s location in Durham, an entrepreneurial community with a rich history and 40-percent African American population. Artists in the exhibition include Njideka Akunyili, Sanford Biggers, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Thomas Hirschhorn, Taiyo Kimura, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Zanele Muholi, Dario Robleto, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
IMAGE: Njideka Akunyili, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 66 x 84 inches 167.6 x 213.4 cm. Promised Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, T’84, P’15.
The Nasher Museum presents artist Carrie Mae Weems, who will deliver the Annual Rothschild Lecture. Based in Brooklyn and Syracuse, Weems is best known for her powerful and provocative photographs and videos that tell a story. She directly confronts stereotypes and confronts labels. This fall, Weems won a MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship. The Nasher Museum acquired one of Weems’ important early works, Ode to Affirmative Action (below), which traveled around the country as part of the exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl and is on view this spring as part of the contemporary exhibition Sound Vision. The annual lecture is made possible by Barbra and Andrew Rothschild.
IMAGE: Carrie Mae Weems, Ode to Affirmative Action, 1989. Photograph and record, Framed, 24 x 30 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Fund for Acquisitions, 2009.3.1. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Families can celebrate the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions with hands-on art activities and a gallery hunt through the museum.
Activities are designed for kids ages 3-12 and their accompanying adults. All ages are welcome. Admission is free for this special family program.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
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.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Join Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a discussion on the Nasher Museum’s exhibition, Sound Vision.
This event is at the Southwest Branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road Durham, North Carolina 27707.