The Human Position: Old Master Works from the Collection
June 20 – August 18, 2013
This exhibition features paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Vicente Carducho, François Gérard, Daniel Seghers and others. Covering five centuries of art history and a range of styles and themes, these works illustrate the technical proficiency of Old Master artists through moving religious scenes, detailed portraits, evocative landscapes and meticulous still lifes.
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art
August 29, 2013 – December 29, 2013
Internationally known for her wealth and style, American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke amassed one of the nation’s most important private collections of Islamic art over a period of more than 50 years beginning in 1935. Shangri La, her private residence outside Honolulu, melds modern architecture, tropical landscape, and art that Duke collected and commissioned from throughout the Muslim world.
Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space
September 19, 2013 – February 2, 2014
Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space explores the creation and maintenance of borders, both physical as well as psychological, through the works of artists primarily from South Asia. These artists focus on the idea of partition as a productive space–where nations are made through forging new identities and relationships; reconfiguring memory and creative forgetting; re-writing history and the making of myths; and through the creation and patrolling of borders.
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
January 30 - May 11, 2014
The Nasher Museum presents the first sustained examination of the remarkable paintings of Archibald John Motley, Jr. (1891-1981), a master colorist and radical interpreter of urban culture. For the first time, this exhibition introduces his work within an international context. Archibald Motley includes 45 works from each period of Motley’s long career, depicting modern African American life in Chicago, portraits and archetypes, Jazz Age Paris, and 1950s Mexico.
IMAGE AT TOP: Francesco Furini, Italian, Angel, 17th century. Oil on canvas, 33 1/4 x 28 1/8 inches (84.5 x 71.5 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Gift of J. F. McCrindle, 1998.1.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion..