Thursday, August 27, 2015
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
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
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, including a performance work by local artist Harrison Haynes. Visitors can enjoy music, food trucks and accessible art-making for kids by Zot Arts. 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 mural directed by local filmmaker Anna Kipervaser. Odita and Kipervaser will both be present during the celebration.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.