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Please join us for Next at the Nasher on Saturday, November 14, 2015 as we commemorate a decade and Ray Nasher’s extraordinary gift to Duke University and the Durham community.

Celebrate, feast, and revel in the museum’s Great Hall designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, surrounded by Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro’s installation This Land Is Your Land (on loan from Nancy A. Nasher & David J. Haemisegger). Evocative of Durham’s own iconic water tower and recently on view at Madison Square Park in New York City, the installation features three elevated wooden water towers. Guests will experience each vessel from underneath, discovering neon words and images, glowing from within. The artist takes the installation’s title from the 1940 Woody Guthrie folk song, This Land is your Land. For Navarro, it represents the vast expanse of the American landscape and a democratic society pursued by millions of people.

Admission to the gala includes an open bar, multi-course dinner, entertainment, valet parking, and an extraordinary black-tie evening at the museum. The number of seats are limited and an early sell-out is anticipated.

The 2015 Gala is the Nasher Museum’s most important fundraising event of the year – supporting 15% of the Nasher’s annual programming, exhibitions, education, acquisitions, and outreach funding needs. Your participation is vital to making this year a success.

Individual tickets are $500 and can be purchased by emailing Tracey Lannon or by calling 919-681-8515. Table sponsorship opportunities begin at $10,000. For more information on Table Sponsorship, please contact Amanda Kuruc, by email or by calling 919-668-3527.

Next at the Nasher is the chance kick-up your heels and support your museum with a trendsetting and genteel crowd at the art event of the season!