Calendar / Subject: Modern

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sketching in the Galleries

Sketching in the Galleries - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher will present a brief lesson and demonstration of various ways to respond to visual art by creating your own sketches. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. Admission to the Mirό exhibition is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

Duke Today Release your inner artist 

 

Sketching in the Galleries

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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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Bubbles and Brunch - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early in the Nasher Museum Café with a glass of Spanish cava, and a menu featuring Spanish bocadillos and tortillasMuseum members receive two complimentary exhibition tickets and always enjoy a 10% discount in the museum café.  Café reservations may be made online or by calling 919-684-6032.

 

Photo by Dave Clements / CC BY-ND

Friday, January 2, 2015

Churro and Chocolate

Feliz Ano Nuevo - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Feliz Año Nuevo: Start your New Year with a visit to Miro: The Experience of Seeing. Same day exhibition ticket holders will enjoy complimentary churros and Spanish drinking chocolate before 11 AM. Photo by Matt Biddulph / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sketching in the Galleries

Sketching in the Galleries - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher will present a brief lesson and demonstration of various ways to respond to visual art by creating your own sketches. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. Admission to the Mirό exhibition is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

Duke Today Release your inner artist 

 

Sketching in the Galleries

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. 

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, January 29, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.” Modern Catalan poems, selected and narrated by Silvia Vilar González, will be read in English and Catalan among Miró’s works in the gallery.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Friday, February 6, 2015

tours

Member Friday - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Members enjoy an evening with complimentary, exclusive access to the exhibitions. Not a member? Join online or by calling 919-684-3411. The Nasher Museum Café will be open to members for dinner, but advance reservations are strongly encouraged, online or by calling 919-684-6032.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Last Chance to View Miro: The Experience of Seeing

The Nasher Museum presents a rare glimpse at the later works of Spanish-born artist Joan Mirό (1893-1983), one of the greatest innovators of 20th-century art in Europe. A contemporary of Picasso as well as a fellow Catalan, Mirό was briefly aligned with the Surrealists in the late 1920s in Paris and went on to create a phenomenal pictorial and sculptural universe throughout his six-decade career. Showcasing works of art exclusively drawn from the last 20 years of the artist’s life, Mirό: The Experience of Seeing will bring an extensive and illuminating body of Miró’s work to North Carolina for the first time. Paintings, sculptures and drawings will travel from Spain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (Museo Reina Sofía).

 

Miró lived in Paris from 1920 until 1932, regularly traveling back to Spain until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 prevented his return home. He had become known for his dream-like paintings with a personal system of signs and symbols; once war broke out he introduced overtly political commentary into his work. Miró consistently exercised his personal freedom in his work, which in the face of political turmoil is infused with irony and anger as much as joy and tenderness. In 1940, after the war ended, Miró returned to Spain. Brilliantly inventive, the artist continually pushed the boundaries of art and had a surge of creative ideas in the decades following World War II, when he embraced entirely new techniques and media. In 1956 Miró moved to a new studio on Mallorca, where for the first time he could gather together the entirety of his production. This gave him direct access to all of his works and allowed him to take stock of the artistic achievements of four decades. He was particularly engaged by the relationship between painting and sculpture, which had not been at the center of his earliest work.

Miró: The Experience of Seeing is comprised entirely of works created between 1963 and the artist’s death in 1983, all of which come from the collection of the Museo Reina Sofía. These later works distill the styles, subjects and motifs of Miró’s work into their most essential and universal forms, as the artist sought to create an experience that would transcend the physical object.


Miró: The Experience of Seeing is organized by the Seattle Art Museum and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Miró: The Experience of Seeing is made possible by Marilyn M. Arthur, Frances P. Rollins, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Estate of Dorothy Lander, Trent Carmichael, Katie Thorpe Kerr & Terrance I. R. Kerr, Drs. Victor and Lenore Behar, Deborah DeMott, Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger, Kelly and Lance Braddy Van Winkle, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Parker and Otis, Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan, Mindy and Guy Solie, Richard Tigner, Carolyn Aaronson, Eunice and Herman Grossman, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Arjuna Capital, Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield, and Duke’s Department of Romance Studies and Graduate Liberal Studies.

 

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

 

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