Calendar / Type: Music

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Music Meditation with Taz Arnold - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Taz Arnold will guide a daytime music meditation workshop in the Nasher Museum’s Great Hall as part of Moogfest, the annual multi-day music, art and technology festival. This event is  free and open to the public. All Moogfest pass holders enjoy free admisssion to the museum throughout the festival, May 19th- May 22nd, 2016.

Taz Arnold, a.k.a. TI$A, is a 21st century cultural icon. As the founder of Sa-Ra and a pioneer of genre-bending electronic-infused soul, Arnold has impacted the next generation of artists from Kanye West to Kendrick Lamar. Taz’s fusion of sound brings together diverse vibrations of jazz, soul, funk, rock, electronic, R&B, and hip-hop into a unique blend of futuristic rhythm beyond categorization. The fusion of influences are evident on Taz’s recent production and vocal contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy nominated “To Pimp a Butterfly” as well as his forthcoming collaborative project “Hood Love.” Scheduled for release in 2016, “Hood Love” is the new crown jewel of Taz’s library, which already includes contributions to Dr. Dre’s Chronic 2001 and production for Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, and more.



Thursday, May 26, 2016


Museum Mixtape - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us in the galleries of Reality of My Surroundings for a free screening of Museum Mixtape, a video-album by Juan Obando that pairs freestyle rappers with museum collections, including works on view at the Nasher Museum. Obando will introduce the video and take part in a Q&A with Durham-based rap duo The Koolest.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


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.

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Dinner and Gallery Concert - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Relax in The Collection Galleries with live music. Café reservations recommended.