Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Experimental Animation at the Dawn of the Digital Age: British and American Film Shorts, 1967-75

Experimental Animation at the Dawn of the Digital Age: British and American Film Shorts, 1967-75 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75, the Nasher Museum is presenting an evening of British and American experimental animated short films from the late 1960s to mid-1970s. Created at the dawn of the digital age, these films reveal how some artists worked with new technologies and collaborated with scientists and computer programmers, while others employed analog techniques in digitally evocative ways. Their works illustrate not only a shared aesthetic with the screenprints in Colour Correction, but also a shared sense of experimentation with a relatively new technology. The program will feature eleven animated short films by seven artists including Malcolm LeGrice, Peter Donbauer, Peter Foldes, Alan Kitching, Charles Csuri, Stan VanDerBeek  and John Whitney.


Malcolm Le Grice: Threshold (1972, 14 min)

Peter Donebauer: Entering (1974, 7 min)

Peter Foldes: Hunger (La Faim) (1974, 11.5 min)

Alan Kitching: Finite Elements (1974, 12 min)

Charles Csuri: Aging Process (1967, 30 sec); Hummingbird (1968, 10 min); Rotating Geometries (1971, 18 sec); Realtime 2 (1972, 27 sec)

Stan VanDerBeek: Poemfield No. 2 (1971, 6 min)

John Whitney: Matrix I (1971, 6 min); Arabesque (1975, 7 min)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Still from The Enclave shot on 16mm color infrared film in Eastern Congo, by Richard Mosse, 2012. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Opening Event and Artist Talk: Richard Mosse - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Meet artist Richard Mosse, who will give a talk about his work on view, The Enclave, an immersive 40-minute six-channel video installation shot in eastern Congo. Explore The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light, a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the museum’s historical collection. Eight new galleries are dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Odili Donald Odita

Nasher10 Unplugged: Downtown Durham Block Party - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Nasher10 Unplugged is a downtown Durham block party to celebrate the Nasher Museum’s first decade at Duke and in Durham. This celebration will commemorate a new public art project, a mural painted by artist Odili Donald Odita on the Foster Street wall of the Downtown Durham YMCA, 218 W. Morgan St. Throughout the day, local artists and community organizations will present artistic responses to the mural and the Nasher Museum will host music, invite food trucks and offer art-making activities for visitors of all ages. The Art of Cool All-Star Band, a professional jazz quintet led by Al Strong, will play a 30-minute set followed by a 30-minute open jam session with young people. The day will culminate in the free screening of a documentary film about the making of the mural. Odili Donald Odita and the documentary filmmaker will both be present during the celebration.

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.


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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gala 2015 Invite-001

2015 Gala - 6:00 PM

Next at the Nasher: 2015 Gala. Join us in celebrating a decade and beyond. To find out more and purchase gala tickets, email or call 919-681-8515. Time TBD.