Calendar / Subject: Contemporary

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Exhibition Opening / Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

The Nasher Museum presents Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting, an ambitious exhibition originating at Duke in close collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City. The exhibition offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection.


Robert Rauschenberg, The Ancient Incident (Kabal American Zephyr), 1981. Wood- and-metal stands and wood chairs, 86 1/2 x 92 x 20 inches (219.7 x 233.7 x 50.8 cm.). © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Painter of Battles - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte.

 

In anticipation of the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing (opens September 14), the museum’s September book programs will discuss The Painter of Battles. Written by the Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte, this book considers issues of love and war as an award-winning war photographer at the end of his life meets a stranger and reflects on the atrocities he photographed, the social responsibility of the artist, and the consequences of choice.

 

Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations on this novel. Discussions will be on Wednesday, September 10 at 11 AM and repeated on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. The Painter of Battles is available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Painter of Battles - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte.

 

In anticipation of the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing (opens September 14), the museum’s September book programs will discuss The Painter of Battles. Written by the Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte, this book considers issues of love and war as an award-winning war photographer at the end of his life meets a stranger and reflects on the atrocities he photographed, the social responsibility of the artist, and the consequences of choice.

 

Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations on this novel. Discussions will be on Wednesday, September 10 at 11 AM and repeated on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to discussions. The Painter of Battles is available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Robert Rauschenberg, All Abordello Doze 2 (Japanese Recreational Clayworks), (detail), 1982. Transfer on high-fired Japanese art ceramic, 53 1/8 x 52 1/2 inches (134.9 x 133.4 cm). Collection of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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

Join Kristine Stiles, guest curator and France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion on the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

 

This event is at the Main Branch of the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701.



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Monday, October 6, 2014

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Art with the Experts at Cameron Village Regional Library - 6:30 PM

Join Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion and slide lecture on Mirό: The Experience of Seeing.

 

This event is at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605 


 

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Dolls' Room

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls Room - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls Room by Llorenç Villalonga

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Dolls' Room

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls Room - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Dolls Room by Llorenç Villalonga

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art.  Free for same day exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21. Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves - 11:00 AM

Book discussion of Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

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Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves - 2:00 PM

Book Discussion of Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

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

Discussion about the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing with Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Marshall Price, Ph.D. and Curator of Education, Juline Chevalier.

This event is at the Main Branch of the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro. Street, Durham, NC 27701.

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Art with the Experts at Durham County Library Main Branch - 7:00 PM

Join Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion and slide lecture on Mirό: The Experience of Seeing.

 

This event is at the Durham County Library Main Branch, 300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701.


 

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Miróó: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.


LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

sardana

Sardana demonstration - 1:00 PM

Sardana demonstration in the Great Hall, followed by a 2 PM exhibition tour. The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà region, but started gaining popularity throughout Catalonia during the 20th century. 

 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Bubbles and Brunch - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early in the Nasher Museum Café with a glass of Spanish cava, and a menu featuring Spanish bocadillos and tortillasMuseum members receive two complimentary exhibition tickets and always enjoy a 10% discount in the museum café.  Café reservations may be made online or by calling 919-684-6032.

 

Photo by Dave Clements / CC BY-ND

Friday, January 2, 2015

Churro and Chocolate

Feliz Ano Nuevo - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Feliz Año Nuevo: Start your New Year with a visit to Miro: The Experience of Seeing. Same day exhibition ticket holders will enjoy complimentary churros and Spanish drinking chocolate before 11 AM. Photo by Matt Biddulph / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art.  Free for same day exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21. Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Last chance to view Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

The exhibition Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting closes today.

 

An ambitious exhibition originating at Duke in close collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City. The exhibition offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection.

 


Robert Rauschenberg, The Ancient Incident (Kabal American Zephyr), 1981. Wood- and-metal stands and wood chairs, 86 1/2 x 92 x 20 inches (219.7 x 233.7 x 50.8 cm.). © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Thursday, January 29, 2015

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Miró: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.


LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spanish Wine Tasting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art.  Free for same day exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21. Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 2:00 PM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind - 11:00 AM

Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Last Chance to View New Collection Galleries

The New Collection Galleries exhibition closes today.

 

To celebrate the Nasher Museum’s 10th anniversary, we will showcase our exciting and fast-growing collection.


Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree (detail), 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T’57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T’86, B’90, P’15), 2013.1.1. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.