Calendar / Subject: Painting

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Panel Discussion: “Collecting and Presenting Work by Artists of African descent” - 7:00 PM

Please come early — 6 PM — to mingle with our panelists and take in our exhibition that includes work by artists of African descent, Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection. Seats will fill up fast!

 

Join us for a lively conversation on collecting and presenting work by artists of African descent, with New York Times art critic Holland Cotter, Studio Museum in Harlem Director Thelma Golden, San Francisco art collector Pamela Joyner, New York gallery owner Jack Shainman and Pérez Art Museum (Miami) Director Franklin Sirmans.

 

The panel will be moderated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke, and curator of the traveling exhibition, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. This event is a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Central University Art Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.

 

IMAGE: Ebony G. Patterson, …shortly after 8- beyond the bladez (detail), 2014. Mixed media on paper, 92 × 111 inches (233.7 × 281.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Blake Byrne (T’57) and Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16, P’19, P’19). Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. © Ebony G. Patterson.

Monday, February 22, 2016

François Gérard, French, Clytemnestra Receiving the News of Iphigenia’s Impending Sacrifice (detail), 1787. Oil on canvas, 30 1⁄2 x 38 1⁄4 inches (77.5 x 97.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Museum purchase, 2002.31.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Art with the Experts: The New Galleries A Collection Come to Light at the Durham Public Library, Southwest Branch - 7:00 PM

Join curator Marshall N. Price for a slide lecture on The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light.

This event takes place at the Durham Public Library, Southwest Branch, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham

Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Free Family Day - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This exciting Family Day will focus on the exhibition, A Material Legacy, with art making activities exploring non-traditional materials in conjunction with The Scrap Exchange and performances by Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences. Should be a blast for all!

 

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 the museum is free on Family Days.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Free Family Day - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This fantastic Family Day promises an energetic performance by The LEAP Team from Arts in Action.

 

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.

 

Live Performances at 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.