Calendar / Audience: Families

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.

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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

Mirotourone

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.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Free Family Day with Miró

Free Family Day - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Free Family Days take place on select Sundays from 12-4 PM.  On these days families visiting the museum enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.  Materials will be available in English and Spanish.

Admission to Mirό: The Experience of Seeing is free, but entry to the galleries will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors may need to wait in line before entering the exhibition.

 

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.