Calendar / Type: Special Events

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  Before a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.


Images below are from last Ferdinand the Bull Celebration.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Bubbles and Brunch - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early in the Nasher Museum Café with a glass of Spanish cava, and a menu featuring Spanish bocadillos and tortillasMuseum members receive two complimentary exhibition tickets and always enjoy a 10% discount in the museum café.  Café reservations may be made online or by calling 919-684-6032.


Photo by Dave Clements / CC BY-ND

Friday, January 2, 2015

Churro and Chocolate

Feliz Ano Nuevo - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Feliz Año Nuevo: Start your New Year with a visit to Miro: The Experience of Seeing. Same day exhibition ticket holders will enjoy complimentary churros and Spanish drinking chocolate before 11 AM. Photo by Matt Biddulph / CC BY-SA 2.0

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Le Bal Miró

Le Bal Miro - 2:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a dynamic program that will combine the elements of discussion and performance to explore the themes of artistic process and collaboration in Miró’s work in ballet. In 1981, Miró designed L’Uccello Luce (Bird Light), performed for the Venice Biennale at the Fenice Theatre. Since his first ballet project nearly half a century earlier, Miró had kept a sketchbook, which became the inspiration for this later artist production.  Writer Jacques Dupin, composer Sylvano Bussotti and choreographer Joseph Russillo collaborated with Miró to transform his art into an original performance.


During this museum program, the following will share insights about the artistic process: Jade Bettin, Instructor, UNC Dramatic Arts, Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator, Nasher Museum, Barbara Dickinson, Professor of the Practice, Duke Dance Program and Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts and Professor of Music.


Inspired by works in Miró: The Experience of Seeing, and the original production of L’Uccello Luce, the program will conclude with a dance performance by Audrey Fenske, Duke alumna (T’09), and Devin Sweet, N.C. School of the Arts graduate and freelance dancer, with original choreography, set and costume design. 


Free and open to the public.  Exhibition entry will require a separate ticket purchase.  Exhibition viewing times on Sunday: 12PM-5PM.


Generous funding for this program has been provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.” Modern Catalan poems, selected and narrated by Silvia Vilar González, will be read in English and Catalan among Miró’s works in the gallery.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.