Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Songwriting Lecture: Joe Henry - 7:00 PM

Duke Performances presents Joe Henry—singer, songwriter, producer and author. Henry begins his artist residency at Duke with a free talk, entitled “Take Me to the River,” about the ephemeral, mystical nature of artistic predecessors. More information and tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu. Lecture hall doors open at 6:30 PM.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Katie Luber

Director Series: Katherine C. Luber - 2:00 PM

Meet Katherine “Katie” C. Luber, Ph.D., a fifth-generation Texan who was born in Fort Worth. After many years in the northeast, she returned to Texas in 2011 to become the Kelso Director at the San Antonio Museum of Art. During her tenure, the museum has tripled membership, doubled annual attendance and established relationships with underserved K-12 schools. Before coming to San Antonio, Katie worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she curated several exhibitions, notably Recognizing van Eyck, named Best Exhibition of 1998 by Artforum magazine. She earned art history degrees from Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin and Bryn Mawr College, and an M.B.A. from John Hopkins University. She won a Fulbright Fellowship to Austria, and published the book, Albrecht Dürer and the Venetian Renaissance, in 2005.

Reception and cash bar to follow.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Study Hall for Duke Students

Duke Student Study Hall - 3:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Museum open Monday only for Duke student study hall.

 

 

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.