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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

dorisduke

Exclusive Supporting Member Event - 7:00 PM

The name “Doris Duke” is often synonymous with the glamorous, yet eccentric and reclusive heiress whose life played out in the press. The archival materials currently on view at the Nasher Museum, which are part of the Doris Duke Collection at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, reveal a much different and more complex story. Adventurous, intelligent and independent, Doris Duke (1912-1993) was determined not to be defined by social expectations or her vast wealth. Throughout her life she continued her family’s innovative pattern of philanthropy, eagerly advocated for the protection of the environment, and pursued her lifelong passion as both a collector and patron of Islamic art.

We invite Nasher Museum Supporting Members to join us for a special after-hours reception and talk by Mary Samouelian, Abraham Joshua Heschel Processing Archivist of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, who will dispel myths about Doris Duke. Learn about Mary’s experience processing and archiving the Doris Duke Collection, some of which will be on display in the museum’s newest installation, located in the Education Gallery.

RSVP: Call 919-684-3411 or email nashermembership@duke.edu.