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Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Last chance to view Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

The exhibition Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting closes today.

 

An ambitious exhibition originating at Duke in close collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City. The exhibition offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection.

 


Robert Rauschenberg, The Ancient Incident (Kabal American Zephyr), 1981. Wood- and-metal stands and wood chairs, 86 1/2 x 92 x 20 inches (219.7 x 233.7 x 50.8 cm.). © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.

Friday, January 16, 2015

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My Miro Inspiration: The Experience of Seeing in Gardens and Art - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Nasher Museum and Sarah P. Duke Gardens

A special opportunity to tour the exhilarating exhibition Miró: The Experience of Seeing and find inspiration in Miró to create your own botanical “sculpture.” We begin at the Nasher Museum with a curator tour of Miró: The Experience of Seeing. Then, moving to a workshop at Duke Gardens, you will create a sculptural arrangement from botanical and found materials.

The exhibition of Spanish-born artist Joan Miró’s work reveals a tireless creativity and an intimate connection to nature and the human figure. Discover the joy and inspirations of one of the great masters of 20th century art while awakening your own.

An online image gallery of the “My Miró Inspiration” creations will be available afterward on both Nasher and Duke Gardens websites. All materials/tools will be provided along with guidance and assistance from Nasher and Duke Gardens staff. Please bring any personal embellishments you would like to include. Refreshments will be served during the workshop portion at Duke Gardens.

We recommend that you park at Duke Gardens and walk over to meet the group at the Nasher Museum.
Fee includes ticket to Miró: $20; Gardens members and seniors $16; $10 Duke staff/faculty; $6 Duke students

Registration required; please call 919-668-1707.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Annual Semans Lecture: Matthew Gale - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum welcomes Matthew Gale, Curator (Modern Art) and Head of Displays at Tate Modern in London. An art historian, he studied at Edinburgh University and College of Art and has a Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute. His specialty is classic modernism, and his publications include Dada and Surrealism (1997); Francis Bacon: Working on Paper (1999) and Barbara Hepworth: Works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum St Ives (with Chris Stephens, 1999). As well as heading the team in charge of displaying the collection at Tate Modern, he was the Tate curator on Futurism (2009) and Arshile Gorky (2010). He has organized a number of major exhibitions including Giorgio Morandi (with Donna De Salvo, 2001); Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things (with Carmen Gimenez, 2004), Beyond Painting: Burri, Fontana, Manzoni (2005), Dalí & Film (2007), Francis Bacon (at Tate Britain with Chris Stephens 2008), Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (with Marko Daniel, 2011). His most recent project was Paul Klee: Making Visible (2013-4) at Tate Modern.

 

Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow. Cash bar.

 

The Annual Semans Lecture was established in 1996 in honor of the late Dr. James H. Semans and Mary D.B.T. Semans. Past speakers include scholar Henry Petroski, architect Rafael Viñoly, artists Art Spiegelman and Fred Wilson, curator Massumeh Farhad and museum directors Thelma Golden and Thomas Krens. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Exhibition Opening Event, Area 919: Artists in the Triangle - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a survey of noteworthy work by artists who live in the Triangle. Some of the artists show their work internationally in contemporary galleries and museums; others are newer to the art world. All of them contribute to a vibrant and innovative local artist community. These “artists next door” have both found inspiration at the museum and helped the Nasher forge and grow its presence in Durham’s creative community. Many have taken part in the Nasher Museum’s first decade—through exhibitions, artist talks and events. Now the Nasher Museum brings the work of these exciting artists together to share with Duke and the broader public. Area 919 features work by Jeff Bell, Casey Cook, André Leon Gray, Lincoln Hancock with Yuxtapongo, Harrison Haynes, George Jenne, Stacey L. Kirby, Lavar Munroe, Damian Stamer, Bill Thelen, Hong-An Truong, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and Jeff Whetstone.

Free and open to the public. Cash bar.

IMAGE: Harrison Haynes, Oran Mor / Pointe Ephemere / Feierwerk / Button Factory / Trix Centrum / Subterranean, 2012. Edition 2/3, Archival inkjet prints.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Exhibition Opening / New Collection Galleries

Don’t miss the opening of the New Collection Galleries exhibition today. To celebrate the Nasher Museum’s 10th anniversary, we will showcase our exciting and fast-growing collection.


Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree (detail), 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T’57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T’86, B’90, P’15), 2013.1.1. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.

 

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Last Chance to View New Collection Galleries

The New Collection Galleries exhibition closes today.

 

To celebrate the Nasher Museum’s 10th anniversary, we will showcase our exciting and fast-growing collection.


Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree (detail), 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T’57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T’86, B’90, P’15), 2013.1.1. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.