Calendar / Audience: Members

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Panel Discussion: “Collecting and Presenting Work by Artists of African descent” - 7:00 PM

Please come early — 6 PM — to mingle with our panelists and take in our exhibition that includes work by artists of African descent, Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection. Seats will fill up fast!

 

Join us for a lively conversation on collecting and presenting work by artists of African descent, with New York Times art critic Holland Cotter, Studio Museum in Harlem Director Thelma Golden, San Francisco art collector Pamela Joyner, New York gallery owner Jack Shainman and Pérez Art Museum (Miami) Director Franklin Sirmans.

 

The panel will be moderated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke, and curator of the traveling exhibition, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. This event is a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Central University Art Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.

 

IMAGE: 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. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Blake Byrne (T’57) and Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16, P’19, P’19). Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. © Ebony G. Patterson.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Nasher Reads: The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, authored by Debbie Applegate.

 

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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

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 ways to respond to art by sketching. 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, February 21, 2016

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Nasher Reads: The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, authored by Debbie Applegate.

 

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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Documentary Film: Dance of the Maize God - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Documentary Film: Dance of the Maize God (2014, director David Lebrun, 96 minutes), to complement Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica, part of The New Galleries.
       

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Rothschild Lecture: Alfredo Jaar - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Annual Barbra and Andrew Rothschild Lecture

 

Free and open to the public. Lecture hall opens at 6:30 PM, and seating is limited.

 

The Nasher Museum presents Alfredo Jaar, an internationally known artist and filmmaker, whose work is part of the new exhibition A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, on view Feb. 18 – June 26, 2016. Born in Chile and now living and working in New York City, Jaar makes provocative and politically motivated art. He will deliver the Annual Rothschild Lecture, a talk entitled, “It Is Difficult.”

 

Jaar has created more than 60 public interventions, including a monumental LED screen in Times Square, A Logo for America, in 2014. His project commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas in 2013 as part of its 10th anniversary, entitled Music (Everything I know I learned the day my son was born), featured the real-time wails of newborns from three local hospitals inside a wood-and-Plexiglass pavilion. It was a poignant and collaborative work where visitors could sit and listen to the sounds of some of the city’s newest citizens. His work was shown in the Chilean Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, and Documenta in Kassel, Germany, in 1987 and 2002.

 

Jaar has received numerous awards and in 2000 became a MacArthur Fellow. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, the Tate in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Centro Reina Sofía in Spain and many more.

 

“Reality cannot be photographed or represented,” Jaar says. “We can only create a new reality. And my dilemma is how to make art out of a reality that most of us would rather ignore. How do you make art when the world is in such a state? My answer has been to make mistakes, but when I can, to choose them.”

 

IMAGE ABOVE: Alfredo Jaar, The Geometry of Conscience, 2010

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Nasher Reads: The White Road - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on The White Road, authored by Edmund de Waal.

 

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

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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, March 20, 2016

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Nasher Reads: The White Road - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The museum is hosting two book discussions on The White Road, authored by Edmund de Waal.

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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

sketch

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

A local artist will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.