Friday, January 26, 2018
Cash bar: 5:30 PM
Gallery talk: 6 PM
Join Durham artist Bill Bamberger and Duke undergraduate students for a talk about Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger, which the students co-curated through a Curatorial Practicum class taught at the Nasher Museum, within The Collection Galleries. Free and open to all.
Courtside is an exhibition of 26 vibrant color photographs that capture a variety of basketball hoops around the world. Bamberger is a Durham resident and instructor at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
From Maine to Florida and Rwanda to Mexico, the hoops indicate places both where basketball is played and where communities and relationships are built. They are objects that often shape and reflect these communities. As a part of many diverse landscapes, the hoops become integral elements of each location’s unique narrative.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Enjoy a storytelling hour by Duke faculty, inspired by images of basketball hoops in the exhibition Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger, within The Collection Galleries.
IMAGE: Bill Bamberger, Retired Couple’s Garage, Franklin, Maine (detail), 2006, inkjet print on archival paper. Courtesy of Bill Bamberger. © Bill Bamberger.
Join us in the exhibition Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection with five haiku poets of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, who will read from the new book of haiku poetry they co-authored, “One Window’s Light” (2017, Unicorn Press) and also read haiku poetry in response to works of art on view.
IMAGE: Members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, including L. Teresa Church, Ph.D, whose work has appeared in Simply Haiku and The Heron’s Nest, among many other publications; Lenard D. Moore, who received the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (1983, 1994 and 2003) and the North Carolina Award for Literature (2014); Crystal Simone Smith, author and adjunct assistant professor of English at Elon University and Greensboro College, managing editor of Backbone Press; Sheila Smith McKoy, Ph.D, author and professor of English at Kennesaw State University; Gideon Young, whose poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku and Obsidian, among many other publications. Photo by Sherri Young.