Past Exhibitions / Barkley L. Hendricks: Works from the Collection

May 14, 2017 - July 30, 2017

The Nasher Museum presents Barkley L. Hendricks: Works from the Collection, at the entrance to Wilson Pavillion, as part of  The Collection Galleries.

American artist Barkley L. Hendricks was a great friend of the Nasher Museum. The landmark exhibition Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, the first career survey of his paintings, was organized at the Nasher in 2008. That exhibition traveled to four other museums around the country and brought renewed attention to Barkley’s important career.

For the next nine years, Barkley and his wife Susan visited Durham so often, they became part of the Nasher family. The six works in this gallery (three paintings and three photographs) are part of the Nasher Museum’s collection.

We continue to celebrate the life of artist and friend Barkley L. Hendricks, April 16, 1945—April 18, 2017. Listen to thoughts and memories of the artist by some of his friends and fans, who visited our pop-up recording studio at the Nasher Museum, “The Barkley L. Hendricks Experience.” If you wish to share your own reflections on the late artist, please email to schedule a recording at the Nasher Museum.


Read the Nasher Museum’s tribute page to Barkley Hendricks.

IMAGE ABOVE: Barkley L. Hendricks, Bahsir (Robert Gowens) (detail), 1975. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 83 ½ x 66 inches (212.1 x 167.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Jack Neely, 2007.5.1. © Barkley L. Hendricks. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.