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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

train

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.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

tours

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, January 12, 2014

train

Book Discussion: Train to Pakistan - 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.

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.

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Film Screening: Trilogy: A Night of Prophecy - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Film screening of artist Amar Kanwar’s Trilogy: A Night of Prophecy (2002, 77 minutes) and Trilogy: To Remember (2003, 8 minutes). The first film in the trilogy, The Trilogy: A Season Outside (1997, 30 minutes), is on view in the exhibition Lines of Control.

 

CREDITS: The Trilogy: A Season Outside (1997), To Remember (2003), A Night of Prophecy (2002), 1997–2003. Three color videos, two with sound, one silent; 30 min., 8 min., and 77 min., respectively, edition of 6. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.150.1-3 © Amar Kanwar

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Masculinities: Mainstream to Margins exhibition - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cash bar 5 PM, gallery talk 5:15 PM, reception 6 PM. Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Masculinities: Mainstream to Margins exhibition.

 

IMAGE: Andy Warhol, Three Unidentified Men, (detail, pictured in full on exhibition page) January 1985. Polacolor ER print, 3 5/16 x 4 3/16 inches (8.4 x 10.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2008.9.90. ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

 

tours

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.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sketching in the Galleries

Sketching in the Galleries - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Following a brief drawing warm-up activity, visitors can practice sketching artwork around the museum. Paper and drawing utensils will be supplied. Pens and wet media are not permitted in the Nasher Museum galleries.

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Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Talk by Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

In conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies and the exhibition, Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, on view at the Nasher Museum, Duke Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy will deliver a lecture, “Art on the Line: Cartography and Creativity in a  Divided World,”  followed by a reception. 

 

All are invited to attend the talk, view the exhibit and join in informal discussions at the reception.

Sunday, January 19, 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.