Calendar / Type: Special Events

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Tours are free with museum admission.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Art Detectives, Photo by Audrey Blake Breheney

Art Museum Day - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum is free of charge all day on Saturday, May 16, 2015, as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors sixth annual Art Museum Day! No ticket required, check in at the information desk. Sketching in the galleries kicks off at 11 AM.

 


Art Detectives, Photo by Audrey Blake Breheney

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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

We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Tours are free with museum admission.

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.

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 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 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. Time TBD.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Downtown Durham Block Party - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Created in the spirit of a neighborhood festival, the Nasher10 Block Party will celebrate a decade at Duke and in Durham with visitors of all ages. The celebration centers on 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, artists and community organizations will respond to the mural and offer  music, art making and performances. The day culminates in the free screening of a documentary film about the making of Odili’s mural. Location TBD.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gala 2015

2015 Benefit Gala - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Next at the Nasher: 2015 Benefit Gala. Join us in celebrating a decade and beyond. To find out more and reserve gala tickets, email nashermembership@duke.edu or call 919-681-8515. Time TBD.