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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Njideka Akunyili, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 66 x 84 inches 167.6 x 213.4 cm. Promised Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, T'84, P'15.

Art with the Experts at Durham County Library - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Discussion about the exhibition Sound Vision with Chief Curator, Trevor Schoonmaker and Curator of Education, Juline Chevalier.

 

This event is at the Southwest Branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road Durham, North Carolina 27707.



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Thursday, May 1, 2014

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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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The Beast - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

African American Music from Spirituals to Hip-hop

 

Led by Pierce Freelon, hip-hop and jazz quartet The Beast’s performance will tell the story of African American music against the backdrop of art by Archibald Motley. Performing original songs, as well as standards from the spiritual, jazz, and hip-hop canon, The Beast will introduce visitors to their revolutionary new style of music while paying homage to the musicians who came before them. http://www.thebeastmusic.com/

UPDATE: Before the performance we will premiere the first episode of UNC-TV’s web-series: North Carolina Beat Making Lab.

Tour at 6 PM; Performance in the lecture hall at 7 PM.

Sunday, May 4, 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.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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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.

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Archibald Motley Film Series: Chicago Rhythm ‘n’ Blues - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a film series to complement the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.  The films are free and open to all. 

 

The third and final installment of the Archibald Motley film series is a night of “Chicago Rhythm ‘n’ Blues,” with the film Cadillac Records (2008, 108 minutes), a fictionalized account of Chess Records with Beyoncé as Etta James.

 

Sunday, May 11, 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.

Last chance to view Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

The exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist closes. 

Motley is one of the most significant yet least visible 20th-century artists, despite the broad appeal of his paintings. Many of his most important portraits and cultural scenes remain in private collections; few museums have had the opportunity to acquire his work. With a survey that spans 40 years, Archibald Motley introduces the artist’s canvases of riotous color to wider audiences and reveals his continued impact on art history.


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.

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.