Calendar / Type: Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

harlem

Book Discussion for Kids: Harlem Summer - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

With the exhibit Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist in full swing, the Nasher will explore jazz through children’s and young adult literature.  We invite your family to enjoy Harlem Summer, a jazz-era coming-of-age story, with us.  A group discussion of the book will take place at the museum during DPS spring break.

 

Harlem Summer, by Walter Dean Myers, follows Mark Purvis, a teenager in Harlem in 1925. While Mark would rather play jazz music with his friends, he feels the pressure to get a summer job.  Run-ins with Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Alfred Knopf have Mark elated to meet the great figures of his time. However, his financial reality connects him to gangster Dutch Schultz and complicates Mark’s summer, all as he experiences the frenzy of a jazz musician’s life.

 

Myers, a Harlem native, has written over 80 children’s books.  The author has received two Newbery Honors and is a five-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award. In 2012, the Library of Congress named Myers the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  Covering topics from the Harlem Renaissance to modern interpretations of Swan Lake, Myers attributes his prolific writing life to his sheer love of stories. “As a writer, I absorb stories,” Myers says, “and allow them to churn within my own head until I find a way of telling them that fits both my time and temperament.”

 

Intended for students and their families, this book discussion will be on Wednesday, April 16 at 11 AM.  The conversation will be held in the Archibald Motley exhibition. Copies of Harlem Summer can be purchased at the Nasher Museum Store.  Museum members receive a 10% discount. 

 

Questions can be directed to Jessica Ruhle at jessica.ruhle@duke.edu

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

guard

Summer Days Nasher Nights:
Book Discussion - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

University Classroom
The Museum Guard: A Novel by Howard Norman. Books are chosen to accompany the summer exhibitions. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion.

 

Summer Days Nasher Nights Book discussion are Wednesdays 11 AM and repeated Sunday 2 PM from June 18th through August 10th.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.

 

Museum admission is free to all Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

guard

Summer Days Nasher Nights:
Book Discussion - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

University Classroom
The Museum Guard: A Novel by Howard Norman. Books are chosen to accompany the summer exhibitions. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion.

 

Summer Days Nasher Nights Book discussion are Wednesdays 11 AM and repeated Sunday 2 PM from June 18th through August 10th.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.

 

Museum admission is free to all Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

americanah

Summer Days Nasher Nights:
Book Discussion - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

University Classroom
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Books are chosen to accompany the summer exhibitions. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion.

 

Summer Days Nasher Nights Book discussion are Wednesdays 11 AM and repeated Sunday 2 PM from June 18th through August 10th.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.

 

Museum admission is free to all Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

americanah

Summer Days Nasher Nights:
Book Discussion - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

University Classroom
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Books are chosen to accompany the summer exhibitions. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion.

 

Summer Days Nasher Nights Book discussion are Wednesdays 11 AM and repeated Sunday 2 PM from June 18th through August 10th.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.

 

Museum admission is free to all Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

artworld

Summer Days Nasher Nights:
Book Discussion - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

University Classroom
Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton. Books are chosen to accompany the summer exhibitions. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion.

 

Summer Days Nasher Nights Book discussion are Wednesdays 11 AM and repeated Sunday 2 PM from June 18th through August 10th.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.

 

Museum admission is free to all Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

artworld

Summer Days Nasher Nights:
Book Discussion - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

University Classroom
Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton. Books are chosen to accompany the summer exhibitions. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion.

 

Summer Days Nasher Nights Book discussion are Wednesdays 11 AM and repeated Sunday 2 PM from June 18th through August 10th.

 

All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.

 

Museum admission is free to all Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store.