Calendar / Type: Special Events

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham

Grand Opening at the Ruby - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham.
(Across the street from the Nasher)

Please join the Nasher Museum to celebrate the grand opening of the Rubenstein Arts Center (the Ruby), a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke. Start your day at the Nasher Museum Café for brunch, visit the free Ruby hot chocolate bar at the museum’s Anderson Street entrance, and head across Campus Drive for this special celebration! Designed with the arts in mind, the Ruby encompasses 10 multipurpose studios, the Duke programs in Dance and Arts of the Moving Image, a makerspace, the 200-seat von der Heyden Studio Theater, a film theater, student-run radio station WXDU-FM, and the Ruby Lounge. Stop in for performances by local Durham bands, student art and dance groups and algorithm-driven instruments by composer Scott Lindroth, Duke’s Vice Provost for the Arts; see a pop-up installation by Raleigh artist Bill Thelen and a Duke student art exhibition; make a screen print with Durham artist Bill Fick and DJs from WXDU; try 3D printing in the makerspace. Leading-edge Australian choreographer Antony Hamilton and sound artist and dancer Alisdair Macindoe will offer a sneak peek of MEETING, a Duke Performances show featuring music-making robots, the Duke Dance Program will offer workshops—and more!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (first of four days) - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (second of four days) - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.

PARLIAMENT

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Participating in Experience: Ethics and Essential Questions” - 7:00 PM

When we interrupt and peel away most all norms and conventions, what is left of us? Join us for a cross-disciplinary panel discussion exploring the essential dynamics of human interaction, in light of the experience of Parliament at Duke, a four-day performance piece (on view March 7-10 within a Nasher Museum gallery) created by Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program. Duke faculty will offer insights and impressions from neuroscientific, cultural and philosophical perspectives. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke.

Friday, March 9, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (third of four days) - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (last of four days) - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.

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.