Calendar / Audience: Members

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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

Journey across the Atlantic and back in time to the Italy of yesteryear to explore The Medici’s Painter and A Portrait of Venice. Dress up like a Medici in a portrait booth, interact with instruments in a musical petting zoo and make a map of your neighborhood inspired by Jacopo de’ Barbari! Free Family Days at the Nasher Museum are supported by The Forest at Duke.

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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

Join us for the second-annual fall celebration at the Nasher! Take a “spooky” tour of the museum’s permanent collection, make your own Halloween and Dia de los Muertos themed art and show off your creativity in our costume fashion show. Join Paperhand Puppet Intervention for a lively parade around the museum! Free Family Days at the Nasher Museum are supported by The Forest at Duke.

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Crown yourself

Crown Yourself: The Dolci Experience in Flowers and Art - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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 Venice. 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

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Stacy Lynn Waddell

Contemporary Artist Series: Stacy Lynn Waddell - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Durham artist Stacy Lynn Waddell will give a talk about how her work connects–and does not connect–with such Old Masters as Carlo Dolci. Her talk is part of the Contemporary Artist Series–three artists who share how their work connects with the special ticketed exhibition, The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence. Light and shadow, detail and abstraction, composition and tension, capturing a subject’s gaze—these issues tested old master painters like Carlo Dolci, who influenced many generations of artists. The artists in this series will talk about how they pull from a long tradition of portraiture, how they are inspired by and grapple with faith in their work and how their work connects, and does not connect, to a larger history. The talk is free and open to all.

The Nasher Museum is proud to present the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). More information.

New! General admission is free all day Thursday, 10 AM to 9 PM, but tickets are required for the exhibition The Medici’s Painter.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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

Family Days take place on select Sundays from Noon-4 PM. On these days families visiting the museum enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.

Free Family Days at the Nasher Museum are supported by The Forest at Duke.

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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

Family Days take place on select Sundays from Noon-4 PM. On these days families visiting the museum enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.

Free Family Days at the Nasher Museum are supported by The Forest at Duke.

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

Family Days take place on select Sundays from Noon-4 PM. On these days families visiting the museum enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.

Free Family Days at the Nasher Museum are supported by The Forest at Duke.