Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tour of Miro

Exhibition Opening Event:
Joan Miró: Prehistoric Poet, talk by Marshall N. Price - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Joan Miró: Prehistoric Poet, talk by Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Reception with cash bar to follow. 

 

 

Free and open to the public; exhibition entry requires separate ticket purchase.

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

museumday

Museum Day Live!

Admission to Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting at the Nasher Museum is free of charge all day on Saturday, September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! No ticket required, check in at the information desk.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Public Tour - Rauschenberg

Gallery Tour: Duke Couples in Dialogue on Rauschenberg and Artists in the Collection - 6:00 PM

Join two scholarly Duke couples on a casual, personal and fun tour of Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting. Curator Kristine Stiles asked each couple to select works of art in the exhibition and think about them as “conversations” with an enormous range of interpretation. Couples are photographer and former director of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies Tom Rankin and author Jill McCorkle, along with Duke’s Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, and Joseph Donahue, Professor of the Practice of English at Duke. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Miro and 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.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vitaly Komar

Artist Talk with Vitaly Komar - 7:00 PM

Artist Talk: Vitaly Komar (formerly collaborating with Alexander Melamid) whose work is on view in Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting.

 

 


Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid, Stalin with Hitler’s Remains (detail) from the series Anarchistic Synthesism, 1985-86. Oil on canvas, 84 ¼ x 60 ¼ inches (214 x 153 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase, 1992.8.1. © Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rauschenberg Tour

Gallery Tour: Duke Couples in Dialogue on Rauschenberg and Artists in the Collection - 6:00 PM

Join two scholarly Duke couples on a casual, personal and fun tour of Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting. Curator Kristine Stiles asked each couple to select works of art in the exhibition and think about them as “conversations” with an enormous range of interpretation. Couples are former Duke Provost Peter Lange and Lori Leachman, Duke’s Professor of the Practice and Director of Research in Practice Program in Economics, along with Bruce Lawrence, Duke’s Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Religion, and miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke. Tours last about 45 minutes.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.

 

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.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

champagne

Bubbles and Brunch - 11:00 AM to 2:00 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

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.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.