Thursday, October 2, 2014
Join two scholarly Duke couples on a casual, personal and fun tour of Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting. Curator Kristine Stiles asked each couple to select works of art in the exhibition and think about them as “conversations” with an enormous range of interpretation. Couples are author Jill McCorkle and photographer and Director of Duke’s Experimental and Documentary Arts MFA program Tom Rankin, along with Duke’s Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, and Joseph Donahue, Professor of the Practice of English at Duke. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull. Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid, Stalin with Hitler’s Remains (detail) from the series Anarchistic Synthesism, 1985-86. Oil on canvas, 84 ¼ x 60 ¼ inches (214 x 153 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase, 1992.8.1. © Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Join two scholarly Duke couples on a casual, personal and fun tour of Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting. Curator Kristine Stiles asked each couple to select works of art in the exhibition and think about them as “conversations” with an enormous range of interpretation. Couples are former Duke Provost Peter Lange and Lori Leachman, Duke’s Professor of the Practice and Director of Research in Practice Program in Economics, along with Bruce Lawrence, Duke’s Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Religion, and miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke. Tours last about 45 minutes.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.” Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry. Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Celebrate New Year’s Eve early in the Nasher Museum Café with a glass of Spanish cava, and a menu featuring Spanish bocadillos and tortillas. Museum members receive two complimentary exhibition tickets and always enjoy a 10% discount in the museum café. Café reservations may be made online or by calling 919-684-6032.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
In 1981, Miró designed the ballet L’Uccello Luce (Bird Light), performed for the Venice Biennale at the Fenice Theatre. Since his first ballet project half a century earlier, Miró had kept a sketchbook, which became the inspiration for this major artistic production. Join us for a dynamic program that will combine the elements of discussion and performance to explore the themes of artistic process and collaboration in Miró’s work.
Program participants include:
Audrey Fenske, Duke alumna (T’09), dancer and choreographer
Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts and Professor of Music
Barbara Dickinson, Professor of the Practice, Duke Dance Program
Jade Bettin, Instructor, UNC Dramatic Arts
Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum