Thursday, February 11, 2016

Panel Discussion: “Collecting and Presenting Work by Artists of African descent” - 7:00 PM

Please come early — 6 PM — to mingle with our panelists and take in our exhibition that includes work by artists of African descent, Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection. Seats will fill up fast!


Join us for a lively conversation on collecting and presenting work by artists of African descent, with New York Times art critic Holland Cotter, Studio Museum in Harlem Director Thelma Golden, San Francisco art collector Pamela Joyner, New York gallery owner Jack Shainman and Pérez Art Museum (Miami) Director Franklin Sirmans.


The panel will be moderated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke, and curator of the traveling exhibition, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. This event is a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Central University Art Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.


IMAGE: Ebony G. Patterson, …shortly after 8- beyond the bladez (detail), 2014. Mixed media on paper, 92 × 111 inches (233.7 × 281.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Blake Byrne (T’57) and Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16, P’19, P’19). Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. © Ebony G. Patterson.