Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Global Brazil Conference Keynote Speaker: Roberto Conduru - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Art historian and scholar Roberto Conduru will give the keynote talk, “Indices of Africa in Brazilian Art of the 1960s and 1970s,” for the Global Brazil Conference at Duke. Conduru has a cross-disciplinary approach to art history, building on visual anthropology, architecture and religion in order to examine how modernity was built in Brazil. He has published on many artists and architects, including Willys de Castro, Abraham Palatnik, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. His recent book of essays, Pérolas Negras – Primeiros Fios (2013), examines Afro-Brazilian artistic and cultural connections. In his talk, he will discuss how Neoconcrete Brazilian artists built on African culture to create their works. Sponsored by the Global Brazil Lab at Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke Brazil Initiative.

 

More information:

http://sites.fhi.duke.edu/globalbrazil/event/global-brazil-conference/

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Liliane Lijn, Koan – Cuts III, 1971. Screenprint with collage on paper, 22 x 31 1/2 inches (55.9 x 80 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of Mr. Kenneth Dorman, 1980.104.3. © Liliane Lijn. All Rights Reserved, DACS, London and ARS, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Exhibition Opening Event: Curator Talk - 7:00 PM

Marshall N. Price on  Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75Cash bar and reception.

 

 

 

IMAGE: Liliane Lijn, Koan – Cuts III, 1971. Screenprint with collage on paper, 22 x 31 1/2 inches (55.9 x 80 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of Mr. Kenneth Dorman, 1980.104.3. © Liliane Lijn. All Rights Reserved, DACS, London and ARS, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Slow Art Day Tour 1 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will join many other museums around the country in celebrating Slow Art Day. We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Ask for stools and sketching materials at the front desk.

 

Slow Art Tours
Saturday, April 11 at 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30 minutes with a single work of art. Visitors may join the group for a single tour or attend both tours for a 60 minute slow art experience. Tours are free with museum admission.

 

www.slowartday.com/

 

facebook.com/events/887651744611804/

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Slow Art Day Tour 2 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will join many other museums around the country in celebrating Slow Art Day. We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Ask for stools and sketching materials at the front desk.

 

Slow Art Tours
Saturday, April 11 at 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30 minutes with a single work of art. Visitors may join the group for a single tour or attend both tours for a 60 minute slow art experience. Tours are free with museum admission.

 

www.slowartday.com/

 

facebook.com/events/887651744611804/

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Museum Day Live!

The Nasher Museum is free of charge all day on Saturday, May 16, 2015, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! No ticket required, check in at the information desk.

Friday, July 24, 2015

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Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

At the Nasher Museum, leading up to the performances, Varone will conduct classes that are open to the public. He will offer “stripped” workshops that include sections of his dances performed by the company, discussions about the art of making dance and how visual arts play a role in it, and audience participation in the choreographic process.

 

Tickets on sale May 11. More information and to purchase tickets.

 

This event takes place at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

At the Nasher Museum, leading up to the performances, Varone will conduct classes that are open to the public. He will offer “stripped” workshops that include sections of his dances performed by the company, discussions about the art of making dance and how visual arts play a role in it, and audience participation in the choreographic process.

 

Tickets on sale May 11. More information and to purchase tickets.

 

This event takes place at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

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Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

At the Nasher Museum, leading up to the performances, Varone will conduct classes that are open to the public. He will offer “stripped” workshops that include sections of his dances performed by the company, discussions about the art of making dance and how visual arts play a role in it, and audience participation in the choreographic process.

 

Tickets on sale May 11. More information and to purchase tickets.

 

This event takes place at the Durham Performing Arts Center.