To celebrate the Nasher Museum’s 10th anniversary, we will showcase our exciting and fast-growing collection. The Nasher Museum is evolving─from presenting great exhibitions to also presenting our strong collection. It has grown by more than 1,000 works of art in 10 years, and has helped the museum to become a key player in the international art world. One gallery pavilion, freshly reconfigured, will display the best of the historical collection, telling the story of art history through nine distinct spaces. Those installations will feature classical antiquities, medieval art, early American (Pre-Columbian) art, European and American paintings and sculpture, modern art and African art. A second gallery pavilion will feature the museum’s contemporary collection, allowing for frequent and lively change-outs as new acquisitions arrive. The Nasher Museum will reaffirm its position as the keystone of the arts at Duke University with an emphasis on undergraduate education and opportunities for undergraduate student-curated installations.
ABOVE: Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree, 2012. Suite of 13, mixed-media collage on paper, 16.25 x 12.25 inches (41.28 x 31.12 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T’88, P’17), Blake Byrne (T’57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P’11, P’13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T’86, B’90, P’15), 2013.1.1. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer. BELOW: Italian, Impost capital, 8th-9th century. Marble, 8 x 18 x 7 inches (20.3 x 45.7 x 17.8 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. The Brummer Collection, 1966.2.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.