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Thursday, February 20, 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.

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Black Masculinity, Genius and the Expressive Arts - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guthrie P. Ramsey, University of Pennsylvania,  and Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University, celebrate their new books The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and The Challenge of Bebop  and  Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities. They will be joined in a wide-ranging conversation about Black masculinity, genius and the expressive arts by eminent cultural critic Greg Tate.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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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.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Hot Rhythm, 1961. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

Jazz at the Mary Lou - 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Make connections to American artist Archibald Motley through an evening of jazz with Duke’s Jazz Studies Program.  This program embraces all things jazz and unites jazz lovers from local communities and Triangle and Triad area campuses in a lively social setting. The evening features live performances by an extraordinary house band under the directorship of professor John Brown and Duke music students or special guest artists.  Refreshments and drinks are served. Co-sponsored by the Duke University Union, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture and the Duke Jazz Studies Program 

 

Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, 201 W Union Bldg., Duke’s West Campus


IMAGE: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Hot Rhythm, 1961. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

Thursday, February 27, 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.

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Wedding Open House - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us and explore the museum as a dramatic, unique event space. Presentations by Nasher Museum caterers and event planners on wedding food trends and how to best use creative planning tools. RSVP below or by phone: 919-684-3321.


 

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Black Belt

Archibald Motley Symposium Keynote Conversation - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a scholarly symposium to complement the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. The symposium is free and open to all. Registration is not required, but space is limited. 

 

The symposium kicks off with a keynote conversation entitled “Archibald Motley & Bronzeville”  between Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History, Northwestern University, Evanston, and Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University and curator of Archibald Motley.

 

The symposium continues with a full day of talks and discussions on March 1. See full listing for details.

  

IMAGE: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Black Belt, 1934. Oil on canvas, 33 x 40.5 inches (83.8 x 102.9 cm). Collection of the Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

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Duke Jazz Ensemble: John Brown at Baldwin Auditorium - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University

$10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, students free.  Tickets: 919-684-4444 or http://tickets.duke.edu

           

Duke Jazz Ensemble  —  John Brown, director. Featuring guest artist Wess Anderson, saxophone.  Alto saxophonist Wessell “”Warmdaddy” Anderson grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He toured with the Wynton Marsalis Septet in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and still performs with Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Anderson’s own sound is a mixture of traditional New Orleans jazz and a sweeping blues style. 1998’s “Live at the Village Vanguard” found him in top form with his own hand-picked band of powerhouse young players, including trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and bassist Steve Kirby.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

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Archibald Motley Symposium - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a scholarly symposium to complement the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.  The symposium is free and open to all. Registration is not required, but space is limited. 

 

9 AM             Introduction by Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth and Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke, who curated Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.

 

Panel: Archibald Motley’s Art

9:30  – 9:50 AM            “Archibald Motley, Jr.: An Outsider-Insider”  –  Michael D. Harris, Associate Professor of Art History and African American Studies, Emory University, Atlanta

 

9:50 – 10:10 AM          “The Color of Race in Archibald Motley’s Art”  –  Cécile Whiting, Chancellor’s Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine

 

10:10 – 10:30 AM         “‘Humor Ill-Advised, if Not Altogether Tasteless?’ Caricature and Stereotype in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr.”  –  Phoebe Wolfskill, Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

10:30 – 10:40 AM       Break

   

10:40 – 11:30 AM   Panel Conversation moderated by Amy M. Mooney, Associate Professor of Art History, Columbia College, Chicago

 

 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM          Lunch Break

 

Panel: Archibald Motley’s World

1:30 – 1:50 PM “Black Cultural Modernization in 1920s and ‘30s Chicago”  –  Cynthia Blair, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, University of Illinois, Chicago

   

1:50 – 2:10 PM “Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism”  –  Thomas Brothers, Professor of Music, Duke University

 

2:10 – 2:30 PM “‘Every Painting Should Tell a Story’:  Old and New in Archibald Motley”  –  Jerma A. Jackson, Associate Professor of History, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

2:30 – 2:50 PM             Break

 

2:50 – 3:40 PM   Panel Conversation moderated by Davarian L. Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American  Studies, Trinity College, Hartford

 

3:40 – 3:55 PM   Concluding remarks by Richard J. Powell

 

IMAGE: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, (detail), 1929. Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches (91.4 x 106.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

Sunday, March 2, 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.

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Durham Symphony and All That Jazz: NC Connections (at Carolina Theatre) - 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Durham Symphony Concert with Maestro William Henry Curry and special guests Lenora Helm, Lois Deloatch, Rozlyn Sorrell, Gregg Gelb, Brian Horton, the John Brown Trio and Composer Steven Bryant.

 

Sponsored by the N.C. Arts Council. Pre-concert talk with Composer Steven Bryant, 2:30 PM. Post- concert reception with Maestro William Henry Curry and guest artists; donations accepted. Chance to win two free tickets for Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, a major retrospective of the American painter at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

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