Calendar / Subject: Art

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

REFLECTIONS GROUP TOURS: These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Group Tours - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.

Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Group reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Reflections Group Tours. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Group Tours - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.
Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Group reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Durham artist Bill Bamberger works with Duke undergraduate students to organize "Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger." Photo by J Caldwell.

EXHIBITION OPENING & GALLERY TALK: Courtside - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join Durham artist Bill Bamberger and Duke undergraduate students for a talk about Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger, which the students co-curated through a Curatorial Practicum class taught at the Nasher Museum, within The Collection Galleries. Free and open to all.

Courtside is an exhibition of 20 vibrant color photographs that capture a variety of basketball hoops around the world. Bamberger is a Durham resident and instructor at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

From Maine to Florida and Rwanda to Mexico, the hoops indicate places both where basketball is played and where communities and relationships are built. They are objects that often shape and reflect these communities. As a part of many diverse landscapes, the hoops become integral elements of each location’s unique narrative.

 

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Reflections Group Tours. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Public Tours - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Individual reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Reflections Public Tours

Reflections Public Tours - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Individual reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

MUSEUM AS LABORATORY: Neuroscience Research in the Public Sphere

MUSEUM AS LABORATORY: Neuroscience Research in the Public Sphere - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Duke Hospital Lecture Hall 2001, one floor directly above the main lobby of Duke University Hospital (Duke North)
University of Houston engineering professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, Ph.D., and artist Dario Robleto will give a talk about the biological mechanisms that allow humans to engage with visual art, music, dance and other artistic disciplines. They will discuss their work in neuroaesthetics and their research that used mobile EEGs to track brain waves of museum visitors. Refreshments provided. Visit nasher.duke.edu/brain for more information. This free talk is sponsored by The Duke Division of Geriatrics and the Nasher Museum, with support from Bass Connections.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Reflections Group Tours. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Group Tours - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.
Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Group reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

REFLECTIONS GROUP TOURS: These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Group Tours - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.
Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Group reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Reflections Group Tours. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Public Tours - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Individual reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

REFLECTIONS GROUP TOURS: These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Public Tours - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Individual reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Medora (Directors Andrew Cohn and Davey Rothbart, 100 minutes, not rated)

Free Film: Medora - 1:30 PM to 2:40 PM

In Indiana, where life revolves around high school basketball, what happens to a community when their beloved team can no longer win a single game? Medora (Directors Andrew Cohn and Davey Rothbart, 100 minutes, not rated) follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing their stories both on and off the court. Riding a brutal losing streak when the film begins, the team’s struggle to compete bears eerie resemblance to this Indiana town’s fight for survival. This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Group Tours - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.
Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Group reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

REFLECTIONS GROUP TOURS: These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Group Tours - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Group reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

REFLECTIONS GROUP TOURS: These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

REFLECTIONS PUBLIC TOURS - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Individual reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

REFLECTIONS PUBLIC TOURS - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Free parking passes are available. Individual reservations: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Franklin Sirmans, director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami since 2015. Photo by J Caldwell.

DIRECTORS SERIES: FRANKLIN SIRMANS - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar
5:30  ̶  6:30 PM Art of Cool All-Star Band, led by Al Strong
6 PM Free Highlights Tour
6:30 PM Lecture hall doors open
7 PM Directors Series: Franklin Sirmans
Franklin Sirmans has been director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami since 2015. Before that, he held curatorial positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Menil Collection in Houston. In 2014, he served as artistic director of Prospect.3, the city-wide triennial in New Orleans.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes

Nasher Reads: Frances Mayes - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

NASHER READS
Love art? Love to read?
Nasher Reads is a regular program for bibliophiles to learn more about exhibitions and artists through engaging and lively book discussions. For all programs, visitors are encouraged, but not required, to read the book. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

N.C. author Frances Mayes will give a reading and a talk from her newest book, Women in Sunlight, the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Photo by J Caldwell.

Art With the Experts: Solidary & Solitary - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a slide lecture about Solidary & Solitary. This event takes place at the Durham County Library’s Stanford L. Warren Branch, 1201 Fayetteville St., Durham.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bilingual Storytime. Photo by J Caldwell.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join museum staff and our friends from Durham County Library for our new monthly Bilingual Storytime at the Nasher. Settle into our galleries for a fun and exciting story read in Spanish and English by staff from Durham Public Library and then participate in a short discussion about art. Afterwards we will move into our classroom for some fun hands-on art making opportunities.

This program is free for kids ages 1-5 and their adult caregivers. Groups of 8 or more must register in advance by emailing nashered@duke.edu.

Nasher Teen Meetups are open to all teens. Photo by J Caldwell.

Nasher Teen Meetup: Career Design - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

All area teens are invited to our Nasher Teen Meetups. Explore art on view at the museum and create your own art in workshops led by local artists. Programs are free but space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Career Design: Join local artists, designers, and entrepreneurs to discuss how your passion can become your career through marketing, branding, and collaboration. For all meetup events, please visit this website for more information and to register.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

German, Three Standing Female Saints: Clare, the Virgin Mary and Barbara, 1470 - 1480. Oil, tempera and gold leaf on panel, 46 x 39 1/4 inches (116.8 x 99.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. Gift in honor of Marilyn M. Segal by her children. Photo by Peter Paul Gioffrion.

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

Enjoy art at a different pace. Join gallery guide Ruth Caccavale for a slow look at a single work of art, Three Standing Female Saints. Free with general admission.

IMAGE: German, Three Standing Female Saints: Clare, the Virgin Mary and Barbara (detail), 1470 – 1480. Oil, tempera and gold leaf on panel, 46 x 39 1/4 inches (116.8 x 99.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. Gift in honor of Marilyn M. Segal by her children. Photo by Peter Paul Gioffrion.

Slow art tour. Photo by J Caldwell.

Special Highlights Tour: New at the Nasher - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Nasher Museum celebrates 2018 Reunions Weekend with special tours available to Duke alumni who register and pay in advance. Join Ruth Caccavale, T’81, and Lizzie Zelter, T’18, for gallery conversations about the museum’s newest exhibitions and permanent collection. Learn more about the artwork and the important role of a university art museum on campus and in the broader community. $5 per person, pre-registration required, limited capacity.
More information.

sketching in the galleries

Sketching in the Galleries - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Nasher Museum celebrates 2018 Reunions Weekend with Sketching in the Galleries available to Duke alumni who register and pay in advance. Join William Paul Thomas, local artist and Duke painting professor, and Brittany Carlson, local artist and Nasher Museum Gallery Guide, to experiment with sketching techniques and explore the museum’s newest exhibition, Solidary and Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection. No experience necessary! All materials provided. Kids ages 6 and up are welcome. $10 per person, pre-registration required, limited capacity. More information.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

REFLECTIONS GROUP TOURS - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Free parking passes are available. Reservations required: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.

Reflections Group Tours. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Group Tours - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Free parking passes are available. Reservations required: email reflections@duke.edu or call 919-684-8816.

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

John Akomfrah, the London-based artist and filmmaker. Photo by J Caldwell.

Annual Rothschild Lecture: John Akomfrah - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar
7 PM Lecture by acclaimed British filmmaker John Akomfrah, 2017 winner of the UK’s Artes Mundi Prize, will discuss his new three-channel video Precarity, which tells the story of the near-mythological jazz figure Buddy Bolden of New Orleans. The Nasher Museum co-commissioned the video, which premiered at Prospect.4 New Orleans, and also opened here on March 29.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Spectacle: Nasher Museum Spring Benefit

SPECTACLE 2018: Nasher Museum Spring Benefit - 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

This is not your typical gala! No black tie. No sit-down dinner. Live Music (to be announced January 2018), heavy hors d’oeuvres, host bar, Complimentary Valet Parking.

6 – 8 PM VIP Only Cocktail Party
with artist John Akomfrah at the Rubenstein Arts Center

Join the Spectacle at the Nasher Museum of Art

Promoter

Admittance for 1 to Spectacle 2018. $150

Generator

Access for 2 to the VIP Cocktail Party with John Akomfrah + Admittance to Spectacle 2018. Recognition on the Nasher website. $1,000

Innovator

Access for 10 to the VIP Cocktail Party with John Akomfrah + Admittance to Spectacle 2018. Listing in two editions of the Nasher Magazine. Recognition on the Nasher website. $5,000

Stimulator

Admittance for 2 to Spectacle 2018. Recognition on the Nasher website. $500

Ready to share the Spectacle with Durham?

 

Use your extra tickets to invite a local artist, community leader, K-12 art teacher, Nasher Teacher Advisory Council member, or any young professional who should get to know the Nasher Museum to come enjoy the Spectacle.

 

For more information about lead sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda Kuruc at (919) 668-3527 or amanda.kuruc@duke.edu

 

Spectacle 2018 is generously supported by Lead Sponsors Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger.

 

All proceeds from Spectacle 2018 will benefit the Nasher Museum of Art and its educational outreach. The Nasher is committed to welcoming all audiences and connects with the community through free K-12 student tours, annual teacher workshops offering CEU credit, free family days, university student class visits, the Nasher Teens program, the Reflections Alzheimer’s program, and so much more.

 

Gifts in support of Spectacle 2018 are 100% tax deductible.

 

Durham is enriched by those who forge new horizons. Since 2005, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has been on the forefront of championing innovation and the visual arts in the Durham community.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

sketching in the galleries

Nasher Creates: Sketching in the Galleries - 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Sketching in the Galleries with Durham artist Martha Clippinger. Free with general admission.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

REFLECTIONS GROUP TOURS: These free group tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Tours may include an art making activity or live music in the galleries. Photo by J Caldwell.

Reflections Public Tours - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the chance to enjoy and discuss art. Free parking passes are available. Reservations required: email reflections@duke.edu or 919-684-8816.

Friday, April 27, 2018

NOON AT THE NASHER Led by local experts and artists, our new lunchtime gallery tours focus on Solidary & Solitary. Tours are free with museum admission and last about 30 minutes. Photo by J Caldwell.

Noon at the Nasher - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Led by local experts and artists, our new lunchtime gallery tours focus on Solidary & Solitary. Tours are 30 minutes and
free with admission.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

Nasher Reads: Coming Through Slaughter - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

NASHER READS
Love art? Love to read?
Nasher Reads is a regular program for bibliophiles to learn more about exhibitions and artists through engaging and lively book discussions. For all programs, visitors are encouraged, but not required, to read the book. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje tells the story of the unrecorded father of jazz, Buddy Bolden, and brings to life the city of New Orleans during the jazz era. This discussion will celebrate the major exhibition Precarity, a three-channel video by U.K. filmmaker and artist John Akomfrah, which celebrates and examines the legacy of Bolden.