Calendar / Type: Special Events

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Museum Day Live! - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission to Disorderly Conduct,  and The Collection Galleries (featuring Ed Ruscha: Parking LotsA Portrait of Venice: Jacopo De’ Barbari’s View of 1500, more) at the Nasher Museum is free of charge all day on Saturday, September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! No ticket required, check in at the information desk.

 

Please note: This special event does not include free admission to The Medici’s Painter.

“Crown Yourself: The Dolci Experience in Flowers and Art” - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Postponed until Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-5 PM
More information: 919-668-1707

 
The Nasher Museum and Sarah P. Duke Gardens present a special opportunity to expand our understanding of 17th-century Florence and the inspiration Florentines took from nature. The program begins at the Nasher Museum with a special tour of the exhilarating exhibition The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Florence. Dolci is known for his luminous and meticulous renderings, reverence for detail, brilliant palette and jewel-like surfaces. After the tour, we will walk to Duke Gardens, where we will complete an arrangement of botanical materials to create our crowns (or wreaths, centerpieces). All materials and tools will be provided with guidance and assistance from Duke Gardens and Nasher staff. Please bring any personal embellishments you would like to include. Refreshments available during the workshop portion. We recommend that you park at Duke Gardens and walk over to meet the group at the Nasher Museum.
 
Gardens members $40; Nasher Museum members $40; General public $50; Duke students $10, includes entrance and ticket to the special tour of the Dolci exhibition and all materials for crowns. Registration required: Call 919-668-1707.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Levin JCC and Nasher Museum Co-Present Art and Conversation

Art and Conversation - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Levin Jewish Community Center of Durham and Nasher Museum co-present an early evening of art, cocktails and conversation, featuring Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth with her talk entitled, “Ways of Seeing: Carlo Dolci.” $35 fee includes light reception with cash bar, lecture and ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Registration required: Call 919-354-4950, email Lana Dennis at ldennis@shalomdch.org or register online.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

2017 Click! Photography Festival - 5:00 PM

5 PM Meet the 20 artists whose portfolios were chosen for review by Click! and see their work. Light reception and cash bar. Free and open to all.

7 PM Click! Keynote: Photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker
Light reception and cash bar. This event is free and open to all.


The Nasher Museum and Click! 2017 Festival co-present an evening devoted to the collecting and presenting of photography. Join us at 5 PM for a portfolio walk among 20 artists whose work was chosen for review by curators, gallerists, publishers and collectors, as part of this year’s month-long festival. See the work from their portfolios, meet the artists and reviewers—even arrange to make a purchase.

At 7 PM, renowned curator Anne Wilkes Tucker will give a free public talk about her life’s work. In 1976, Anne became founding curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s photography department and helped the museum acquire 35,000 photographs made on all seven continents. She organized or co-curated more than 40 exhibitions, most with accompanying catalogues, including surveys on the Czech avant-garde, the history of Japanese photography and the history of war photography.  She has also contributed more than 150 articles to magazines, books and other catalogues and has lectured throughout the world. Among her many honors, fellowships and awards, she was selected in 2001 as “American’s Best Curator” by Time magazine.

Photo of Anne Wilkes Tucker by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Museum Café - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Nasher Museum Café presents a menu filled with the flavors of Florence, as inspired by The Medici’s Painter. To make a reservation, call 919-684-6032 or book online through nasher.duke.edu/cafe.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Inflamed by Faith: “Carlo Dolci and the Everyday Sacred” - 2:00 PM

Gallery talk by Imam Abdul Waheed, the interim Muslim chaplain/Imam for Duke’s Center for Muslim Life/Muslim Student Association. Imam Waheed has served on the religious life staff at Duke for the past 18 years. Free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Museum Café - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Nasher Museum Café presents a menu filled with the flavors of Florence, as inspired by The Medici’s Painter. To make a reservation, call 919-684-6032 or book online through nasher.duke.edu/cafe.

Inflamed by Faith: “Carlo Dolci and the Everyday Sacred” - 6:00 PM

Gallery talk by Rabbi Elana Friedman, Campus Rabbi for Jewish Life at Duke. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.
 
New! General admission is free all day Thursday, 10 AM to 9 PM, but tickets are required for the exhibition, The Medici’s Painter.

Live Musical Performance: “The Sound World of Carlo Dolci” - 7:00 PM

Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) and the Nasher Museum co-present an evening of vocal music of 17th-century Italy, featuring works by Strozzi, Merula and Monteverdi. Pre-concert talk by Claire Fontijn (Ph.D. ’94), Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor of Music at Wellesley College. Musicians are Laurie Monahan, Berklee College of Music; Catherine Liddell, Boston University; and Laura Jeppesen, Wellesley College. Part of Duke Music Department’s Rare Music series. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Medici’s Painter: Member Morning - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

All Nasher members are invited to explore the galleries before the crowds and enjoy coffee and pastries inspired by Carlo Dolci’s world of 17th-Century Florence.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Prospect New Orleans

PROSPECT.4: VIP Preview Day in New Orleans, Louisiana - 10:00 AM

The Nasher Museum is pleased to celebrate Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp (P.4), the city-wide art exhibition throughout the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The artistic director of Prospect.4 is Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum. Join us in New Orleans! More information: prospectneworleans.org

Inflamed by Faith: “Carlo Dolci and the Everyday Sacred” - 6:00 PM

Gallery talk by Bishop Will Willimon, a bishop in the United Methodist Church who served as dean of Duke Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke for 20 years. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Prospect New Orleans

PROSPECT.4: VIP Preview Day and Opening Gala - 10:00 AM

Join us in New Orleans! More information: prospectneworleans.org

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Songwriting Lecture: Joe Henry - 7:00 PM

Duke Performances presents Joe Henry—singer, songwriter, producer and author. Henry begins his artist residency at Duke with a free talk, entitled “Take Me to the River,” about the ephemeral, mystical nature of artistic predecessors. More information and tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu. Lecture hall doors open at 6:30 PM.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Katie Luber

Director Series: Katherine C. Luber - 2:00 PM

Meet Katherine “Katie” C. Luber, Ph.D., a fifth-generation Texan who was born in Fort Worth. After many years in the northeast, she returned to Texas in 2011 to become the Kelso Director at the San Antonio Museum of Art. During her tenure, the museum has tripled membership, doubled annual attendance and established relationships with underserved K-12 schools. Before coming to San Antonio, Katie worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she curated several exhibitions, notably Recognizing van Eyck, named Best Exhibition of 1998 by Artforum magazine. She earned art history degrees from Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin and Bryn Mawr College, and an M.B.A. from John Hopkins University. She won a Fulbright Fellowship to Austria, and published the book, Albrecht Dürer and the Venetian Renaissance, in 2005.

Reception and cash bar to follow.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Study Hall for Duke Students

Duke Student Study Hall - 3:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Museum open Monday only for Duke student study hall.