Calendar / Subject: Contemporary

Sunday, December 28, 2014

sardana

POSTPONED: Sardana Demonstration - 1:00 PM

The sardana demonstration has been postponed until after the holiday season.  However, if you would like to participate in this program in January or February, please let us know! Email Kathy Wright at kathleen.wright@duke.edu.

 The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà region, but started gaining popularity throughout Catalonia during the 20th century. 

 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  Before a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

 

Images below are from last Ferdinand the Bull Celebration.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Bubbles and Brunch - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early in the Nasher Museum Café with a glass of Spanish cava, and a menu featuring Spanish bocadillos and tortillasMuseum 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.

 

Photo by Dave Clements / CC BY-ND

Friday, January 2, 2015

Churro and Chocolate

Feliz Ano Nuevo - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Feliz Año Nuevo: Start your New Year with a visit to Miro: The Experience of Seeing. Same day exhibition ticket holders will enjoy complimentary churros and Spanish drinking chocolate before 11 AM. Photo by Matt Biddulph / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Last chance to view Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

The exhibition Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting closes today.

 

An ambitious exhibition originating at Duke in close collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City. The exhibition offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection.

 


Robert Rauschenberg, The Ancient Incident (Kabal American Zephyr), 1981. Wood- and-metal stands and wood chairs, 86 1/2 x 92 x 20 inches (219.7 x 233.7 x 50.8 cm.). © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Exhibition Opening Event, Area 919: Artists in the Triangle - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a survey of noteworthy work by artists who live in the Triangle. Some of the artists show their work internationally in contemporary galleries and museums; others are newer to the art world. All of them contribute to a vibrant and innovative local artist community. These “artists next door” have both found inspiration at the museum and helped the Nasher forge and grow its presence in Durham’s creative community. Many have taken part in the Nasher Museum’s first decade—through exhibitions, artist talks and events. Now the Nasher Museum brings the work of these exciting artists together to share with Duke and the broader public. Area 919 features work by Jeff Bell, Casey Cook, André Leon Gray, Lincoln Hancock with Yuxtapongo, Harrison Haynes, George Jenne, Stacey L. Kirby, Lavar Munroe, Damian Stamer, Bill Thelen, Hong-An Truong, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and Jeff Whetstone.

Free and open to the public. Cash bar.

IMAGE: Harrison Haynes, Oran Mor / Pointe Ephemere / Feierwerk / Button Factory / Trix Centrum / Subterranean, 2012. Edition 2/3, Archival inkjet prints.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.” Modern Catalan poems, selected and narrated by Silvia Vilar González, will be read in English and Catalan among Miró’s works in the gallery.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miro exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID.

 

Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.

Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Last Chance to View New Collection Galleries

The New Collection Galleries exhibition closes today.

 

To celebrate the Nasher Museum’s 10th anniversary, we will showcase our exciting and fast-growing collection.


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.