Calendar / Type: Special Events

Friday, July 24, 2015

Doug Varone - ADF

Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

This event takes place at Durham Performing Arts Center.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Doug Varone and Dancers will conduct an open rehearsal on July 21 and an interactive workshop, Stripping the Dance on July 23. More information

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR NASHER MUSEUM MEMBERS*
Nasher Museum members receive a 20-percent discount to many American Dance Festival performances* this summer, June 11-July 25. Professional dance companies from around the world will descend upon Durham to present the very best in modern dance. The 2015 season lineup includes 11 ADF commissions, 10 ADF world premieres, 1 US premiere, and 16 ADF debuts. Discount code for Nasher Museum members: 2015ADFNP

 

Tickets on sale now! More information and to purchase tickets.

 

*Discount not applicable for the Children’s Matinee performances, Awkward Magic at Motorco Music Hall, A Body in Places at Cordoba Center for the Arts, Here and Now: NC Dances.

*The discount for Ballet Folklorico Cutumba at The Carolina Theatre may only be used online.

 

To redeem your 20% discount BY PHONE, please refer to each venues respective number:

ADF@DPAC, DPAC Box Office: 919-680-2787

ADF@Duke, Duke Box Office: 919-684-4444

 

To redeem your 20% discount IN PERSON, please present your valid university-issued ID to the appropriate box office.

 

To redeem your 20% discount ONLINE, please visit www.americandancefestival.org and enter the discount code in the discount or promo offer box (on the ticket purchasing page).

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Doug Varone - ADF

Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

This event takes place at Durham Performing Arts Center.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Doug Varone and Dancers will conduct an open rehearsal on July 21 and an interactive workshop, Stripping the Dance on July 23. More information

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR NASHER MUSEUM MEMBERS*
Nasher Museum members receive a 20-percent discount to many American Dance Festival performances* this summer, June 11-July 25. Professional dance companies from around the world will descend upon Durham to present the very best in modern dance. The 2015 season lineup includes 11 ADF commissions, 10 ADF world premieres, 1 US premiere, and 16 ADF debuts. Discount code for Nasher Museum members: 2015ADFNP

 

Tickets on sale now! More information and to purchase tickets.

 

*Discount not applicable for the Children’s Matinee performances, Awkward Magic at Motorco Music Hall, A Body in Places at Cordoba Center for the Arts, Here and Now: NC Dances.

*The discount for Ballet Folklorico Cutumba at The Carolina Theatre may only be used online.

 

To redeem your 20% discount BY PHONE, please refer to each venues respective number:

ADF@DPAC, DPAC Box Office: 919-680-2787

ADF@Duke, Duke Box Office: 919-684-4444

 

To redeem your 20% discount IN PERSON, please present your valid university-issued ID to the appropriate box office.

 

To redeem your 20% discount ONLINE, please visit www.americandancefestival.org and enter the discount code in the discount or promo offer box (on the ticket purchasing page).

Doug Varone - ADF

Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

This event takes place at Durham Performing Arts Center.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Doug Varone and Dancers will conduct an open rehearsal on July 21 and an interactive workshop, Stripping the Dance on July 23. More information

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR NASHER MUSEUM MEMBERS*
Nasher Museum members receive a 20-percent discount to many American Dance Festival performances* this summer, June 11-July 25. Professional dance companies from around the world will descend upon Durham to present the very best in modern dance. The 2015 season lineup includes 11 ADF commissions, 10 ADF world premieres, 1 US premiere, and 16 ADF debuts. Discount code for Nasher Museum members: 2015ADFNP

 

Tickets on sale now! More information and to purchase tickets.

 

*Discount not applicable for the Children’s Matinee performances, Awkward Magic at Motorco Music Hall, A Body in Places at Cordoba Center for the Arts, Here and Now: NC Dances.

*The discount for Ballet Folklorico Cutumba at The Carolina Theatre may only be used online.

 

To redeem your 20% discount BY PHONE, please refer to each venues respective number:

ADF@DPAC, DPAC Box Office: 919-680-2787

ADF@Duke, Duke Box Office: 919-684-4444

 

To redeem your 20% discount IN PERSON, please present your valid university-issued ID to the appropriate box office.

 

To redeem your 20% discount ONLINE, please visit www.americandancefestival.org and enter the discount code in the discount or promo offer box (on the ticket purchasing page).

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Experimental Animation at the Dawn of the Digital Age: British and American Film Shorts, 1967-75

Experimental Animation at the Dawn of the Digital Age: British and American Film Shorts, 1967-75 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75, the Nasher Museum is presenting an evening of British and American experimental animated short films from the late 1960s to mid-1970s. Created at the dawn of the digital age, these films reveal how some artists worked with new technologies and collaborated with scientists and computer programmers, while others employed analog techniques in digitally evocative ways. Their works illustrate not only a shared aesthetic with the screenprints in Colour Correction, but also a shared sense of experimentation with a relatively new technology. The program will feature eleven animated short films by seven artists including Malcolm LeGrice, Peter Donbauer, Peter Foldes, Alan Kitching, Charles Csuri, Stan VanDerBeek  and John Whitney.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Still from The Enclave shot on 16mm color infrared film in Eastern Congo, by Richard Mosse, 2012. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Opening Event and Artist Talk: Richard Mosse - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Meet artist Richard Mosse, who will give a talk about his work on view, The Enclave, an immersive 40-minute six-channel video installation shot in eastern Congo. Explore The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light, a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the museum’s historical collection. Eight new galleries are dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. Free and open to the public. Time TBD.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Odili Donald Odita

Nasher10 Unplugged: Downtown Durham Block Party - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Nasher10 Unplugged is a downtown Durham block party to celebrate the Nasher Museum’s first decade at Duke and in Durham. This celebration will commemorate a new public art project, a mural painted by artist Odili Donald Odita on the Foster Street wall of the Downtown Durham YMCA, 218 W. Morgan St. Throughout the day, local artists and community organizations will present artistic responses to the mural and the Nasher will host music, invite food trucks, and offer art making activities for visitors of all ages. The day will culminate in the free screening of a documentary film about the making of Odili’s mural. The artist and filmmaker will attend the celebration.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ansel Adams, Lodgepole Pines, Lyell Fork of the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California , 1923.

Collections Come to Light: Nasher Museum of Art and Duke Gardens - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for a special afternoon to combine your love for art, photography, horticulture and landscapes. Curators will take us through several of the new galleries at the Nasher Museum, followed by activities at Duke Gardens. The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light is a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the Nasher Museum’s collection. We will focus on an installation of Ansel Adams photography and galleries featuring European art. At Duke Gardens you have a choice between a photography walk, emphasizing the techniques of Ansel Adams, or a garden design walk that translates design strategies from paintings into the landscape with ideas you can use in your own gardens.

 

IMAGE: Ansel Adams, Lodgepole Pines, Lyell Fork of the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, 1923. Gelatin silver print. 10 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches (25.7 x 32.7 cm). Gift of the Aubrey Courtney Shives, Jr. (T’66) Trust. 2011.8.4. © 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gala 2015 Invite-001

2015 Gala - 6:00 PM

Next at the Nasher: 2015 Gala. Join us in celebrating a decade and beyond. To find out more and purchase gala tickets, email tracey.lannon@duke.edu or call 919-681-8515. Time TBD.