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Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Tour with Your Tot - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Caregivers with small children ages 0-18 months can take guided public tours of the Nasher Museum’s exhibitions. Tours are offered Thursdays at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. No reservations necessary. Children must be in a carrier or a stroller during the guided tour. Adults pay $5 museum admission. Museum members and tots are free. 

 

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Special Menu in the Nasher Museum Café - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enjoy a special Middle Eastern menu in the Nasher Museum Cafe inspired by Doris Duke’s Shangri La. Reservations are encouraged, online or by calling 919-684-6032.

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Public Tour - 6:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Sundays at 2 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

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Public Tour - 2:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of 10 or fewer people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Thursdays at 6 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Last chance to view Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

The exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art closes. Internationally known for her wealth and style, American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke amassed one of the nation’s most important private collections of Islamic art over a period of more than 50 years beginning in 1935. Shangri La, her private residence outside Honolulu, melds modern architecture, tropical landscape, and art that Duke collected and commissioned from throughout the Muslim world.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

tottour

Tour with Your Tot - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Caregivers with small children ages 0-18 months can take guided public tours of the Nasher Museum’s exhibitions. Tours are offered Thursdays at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. No reservations necessary. Children must be in a carrier or a stroller during the guided tour. Adults pay $5 museum admission. Museum members and tots are free.

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First Thursday Film Screening: Our Beloved Sudan - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

First Thursday Film Screening of artist Taghreed Elsanhouri’s Our Beloved Sudan (2011, 92 minutes).  Trailer unavailable; read more in Variety or on Facebook. Free and open to the public. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

tourstoo

Public Tour - 2:00 PM

Individuals, or groups of 10 or fewer people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Guided tours are also offered Thursdays at 6 PM. Tours are free of charge. Tours last approximately one hour.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Book Discussion: Train to Pakistan - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The exhibition Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space explores the 1947 Partition of India.  The collection currently on view at the Nasher Museum also includes other cultural identities, but South Asian artists remain central to the exhibition. To further examine the turmoil surrounding the Partition of India and the creation of the modern state of Pakistan, the Nasher Museum is hosting two discussions of the novel Train to Pakistan

 

The haunting story of the arrival of civil war to a remote and peaceful town, Train to Pakistan was published in 1956 by renowned Indian author Khushwant Singh. A journalist known for his wit and biting honesty, Khushwant Singh was born in 1915 and spent his lifetime telling stories, both in fiction and non-fiction. He edited The Illustrated Weekly of India for nearly a decade, was a Member of Parliament, and published a provocative weekly column “With Malice Towards One and All.”  In November, he received the Mumbai LitFest 2013 Landmark Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for “outstanding contribution to the Indian literary space.”

 

Perhaps the best way to understand Khushwant Singh’s approach to his writing, his desire to tell the history of India’s cultural struggles, and his need to keep the Indian public engaged in thoughtful discussions comes from a 2005 interview in Outlook India Magazine. Asked why he took the job at The Illustrated Weekly, Khushwant Singh replied “I knew what I wanted to do, and it was a three-pronged formula: inform, amuse, and provoke.”  Staying true to himself, Khushwant Singh unabashedly published stories about controversial topics, often employing humor to make his points. Even now, at age 98, he writes about emerging political, social, and religious issues in India with same honest and fearless confrontation.