Calendar / Type: Special Events

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.

Thursday, September 3, 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.

Panel Discussion: “Creativity and Violence in Central Africa” - 7:00 PM

Panel Discussion: “Creativity and Violence in Central Africa,” moderated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History and Dean of Humanities at Duke. Panelists include Carol Magee and Victoria L. Rovine, both associate professors of art history, and Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, professor of African, African American and diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The panel is co-sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative. Reception to follow.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Odili Donald Odita

Nasher10 Unplugged: Downtown Durham Block Party - 3:00 PM to 8:00 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 Museum will host music, invite food trucks and offer art-making activities for visitors of all ages. The Art of Cool All-Star Band, a professional jazz quintet led by Al Strong, will play a 30-minute set followed by a 30-minute open jam session with young people. The day will culminate in the free screening of a documentary film about the making of the mural. Odili Donald Odita and the documentary filmmaker will both be present during 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.

Fee: $15. Gardens/Nasher members: $12.
Register: 919-668-1707 or gardenseducation@duke.edu.

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

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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.