Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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GALLERY CONCERT - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Relax in The Collection Galleries with live music by Mark Wells that complements American Art, 1800-1945.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

ABOVE: Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree  (detail), 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T’57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T’86, B’90, P’15), 2013.1.1. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer. BELOW: Italian, Impost capital, 8th-9th century. Marble, 8 x 18 x 7 inches (20.3 x 45.7 x 17.8 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. The Brummer Collection, 1966.2.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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. Gallery Guide Kate Newman will lead a discussion of Wangechi Mutu’s Family Tree. Tours are free with museum admission.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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Gallery Concert: Bluegrass with Jeff Stickley and Jason Beverly - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Enjoy live music in the galleries by musicians Jeff Stickley and Jason Beverly. Inspired by and performing in the Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes exhibition, Stickley will play traditional Southern bluegrass on the guitar with Beverly on mandolin. The duo will share how the songs connect to the photographs on display.

 

Arrive early for dinner in the museum café or to enjoy learning more about the museum exhibitions on the 6 PM public tour. Café reservations recommended.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tom Rankin and Bill Ferris

The South in Color: Conversation and Book Signing - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar and gin tasting with Cathead Distillery of Mississippi
 
6 PM Author conversation
Bill Ferris discusses his new book The South in Color with Southern Accent artist Tom Rankin, who wrote the foreword. Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With Ferris’s two previous books, Give My Poor Heart Ease and The Storied South, The South in Color completes an informal trilogy of Ferris’s documentation of the South’s tumultuous 20th century.


Photo of Bill Ferris (right) and Tom Rankin by J Caldwell

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lavender Country

Lavender Country: Live Performance And Film Screening - 5:30 PM

Meet Patrick Haggerty, author of Lavender Country, the world’s first openly gay country album (1973), now enjoying a resurgence of popularity since its reissue two years ago on the Paradise of Bachelors label, based in Chapel Hill. Haggerty will share music and stories about his experiences as an openly gay country music artist and lifetime political activist.  The “unplugged” performance, featuring Nashville-based backup band Promised Land Sound, will be preceded by a free screening of “These C*cksucking Tears,” a documentary short film by Daniel Taberski about the Lavender Country story, which won best documentary short at South by Southwest 2016 in Austin, Texas. Cash bar at 5:30 PM.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Laura Frankstone

Sketching in the Galleries Series with Laura Frankstone - 10:00 AM

Artist Laura Frankstone leads three-week sketching series. $40 for all three. Registration: Email nashered@duke.edu.

September 10, 2016

September 17, 2016

September 24, 2016

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Southern Food as Cultural Fount: A Conversation - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for a free public talk by national food critic and author John T. Edge, winner of the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, joins award-winning North Carolina Public Radio Reporter Leoneda Inge and Andrea Reusing, the James Beard award-winning chef of the Durham Hotel and also Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. For these expert enthusiasts, food is a gateway to such southern topics as history, race, migration, economics and more. Followed by a reception with southern fare and a cash bar.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Turntabalism

DJ Listening Party - 7:00 PM

Local DJs spin records inspired by the Southern Accent Listening Library. Co-sponsored by Carolina Soul Records in Durham.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sonya Clark - Unraveling

Sonya Clark: Gallery Performance - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Richmond-based artist Sonya Clark presents her work Unraveling, a performance in the gallery in which she slowly unravels, thread by thread, the cotton Confederate battle flag.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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, October 15, 2016

Sketching with Bill Thelen

Sketching in the Galleries with Bill Thelen - 10:00 AM

Artist Bill Thelen will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. General museum admission is $5 for adults.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Home on the Field

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series A Home on the Field, written by Paul Cuadros - 2:00 PM

Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of  A Home on the Field by Paul Cuadros, a story of Latino immigrants in Siler City, NC, and a soccer team that inspires hope for rural America. This book is also the Durham Public Library’s “Durham Reads” selection for 2016. At the museum, the conversation will take place in the Southern Accent galleries.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Home on the Field

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series A Home on the Field, written by Paul Cuadros - 11:00 AM

Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of  A Home on the Field by Paul Cuadros, a story of Latino immigrants in Siler City, NC, and a soccer team that inspires hope for rural America. This book is also the Durham Public Library’s “Durham Reads” selection for 2016. At the museum, the conversation will take place in the Southern Accent galleries.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Hardcore Southern Punk Sunday Matinee - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

An afternoon of southern punk energy expression featuring Pipe and other longtime local bands. Organized by Chapel Hill-based musician Mac McCaughan.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

So and So

So and So: Poetry and art - 7:00 PM

Poets and fiction writers give a public reading of their work in response to works of art or issues raised in Southern Accent. Cash bar.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

In Plain Site

Trisha Brown Dance Company: In Plain Site - 6:00 PM

Retired pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown’s dance company breathes new life into her masterpiece, In Plain Site, in an unconventional space ─ the Nasher Museum. Presented by Duke Performances. Tickets (space is limited): $32 general admission, $15 ages 30 and under, $10 Duke students. Purchase tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu.

In Plain Site

Trisha Brown Dance Company: In Plain Site - 8:30 PM

Retired pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown’s dance company breathes new life into her masterpiece, In Plain Site, in an unconventional space ─ the Nasher Museum. Presented by Duke Performances. Tickets (space is limited): $32 general admission, $15 ages 30 and under, $10 Duke students. Purchase tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Junebug

Southern Cinema Film Series – Junebug - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

Junebug (2005, 1 hour and 46 minutes, rated R) Director Phil Morrison will introduce and take part in a Q&A after the screening.

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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.

Gala Save the Date 2016

2016 Nasher Gala Honoring Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead - 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series Let the Dead Bury their Dead, written by Randall Kenan - 2:00 PM

Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of North Carolina author Randall Kenan’s book, Let the Dead Bury their Dead, featured on the Southern Accent reading list. The conversation will take place in the galleries.

Eve's Bayou

Southern Cinema Film Series – Eve’s Bayou - 3:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

Eve’s Bayou (1997, director Kasi Lemmons, 109 minutes, rated R)

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series Let the Dead Bury their Dead, written by Randall Kenan - 11:00 AM

Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of North Carolina author Randall Kenan’s book, Let the Dead Bury their Dead, featured on the Southern Accent reading list. The conversation will take place in the galleries.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Shirlette Ammons p/c John Vettese

Shirlette Ammons: Live Performance - 7:00 PM

Local artist Shirlette Ammons brings her perspective as a NC native, African American, queer artist.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mark Iwinski

Sketching in the Galleries with Mark Iwinski - 10:00 AM

Artist Mark Iwinski will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. General museum admission is $5 for adults.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Kudzu

Southern Cinema Film Series – N.C. filmmakers - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.
Southern Shorts, a program of short documentary films made by N.C. filmmakers.

Kudzu Vine (2011, director Josh Gibson, 20 minutes), One Night in Kernersville (2011, director Rodrigo Dorfman, 20 minutes), After Sherman (2016, director Jon-Sesrie Goff, 30 minutes), The Last Barn Dance (2014, directors Ted Richardson and Jason Arthurs, 32 minutes) .

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sketching with Bill Thelen

Member Morning - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

All Nasher members are invited to explore the galleries before the crowds and enjoy Southern biscuits and tea, sweet or unsweet.

Tchoupitoulas

Southern Cinema Film Series – Tchoupitoulas - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

Tchoupitoulas (2012, directors Bill and Turner Ross, 80 minutes)

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

John Brown Jazz

Member Holiday Party 2016 - 6:00 PM

A holiday party we could find only in the South!  Jazz musician and Duke professor John Brown presents a southern musical tour.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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, December 17, 2016

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Elsewhere: Southern Constellations Conference - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set within a former thrift store in Greensboro, presents its fourth annual conference ─ this year, themed in conjunction with Southern Accent at the Nasher Museum. Advanced registration is required. Tickets: $25. More information soon.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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, February 11, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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, March 11, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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, April 8, 2017

Slow Art Tour

Free Slow Art Tour - 11:00 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, April 15, 2017

German School, The Harrowing of Hell (detail), c. 1600. Oil on panel, 78 1/4 x 52 1/4 inches (198.8 x 132.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art. Museum purchase, 2000.12.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Free Slow Art Tour – The Harrowing of Hell - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art.

Saturday’s discussion will focus on the anonymous 16th-century German painting The Harrowing of Hell. This arresting painting depicts the moment when Jesus descends into purgatory, before the resurrection. In our example, the Lenten subject is paired with surprising imagery relating to the Counter-Reformation movement. Seating is provided and the discussion will be led by gallery guide Ruth Caccavale.