Calendar / Type: Teacher Workshop

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.



“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