Funkalicious Fruit Field by Wangechi Mutu
Exhibition Preview and Artist Talk for Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
Wednesday, March 20, 7 PM
Meet Wangechi Mutu, whose first survey has been organized by the Nasher Museum.
Reception with cash bar to follow.
Exhibition opens
Thursday, March 21, 10 AM
Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
First Thursday
Thursday, April 4, 5:30 PM
The Nasher Museum's education department invites visitors of all ages to make collages inspired by Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. 5:30 PM Cash bar.
Art For All: Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
and 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, April 7, 2 PM
Join the Nasher Student Advisory Board in celebrating the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, and the 50th anniversary of the first black students enrolled at Duke. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is part of the museum’s ongoing focus on African, African American and African Diaspora artists. This brunch event will feature food, live entertainment and an opportunity to learn more about the artwork of Wangechi Mutu, who was born in Kenya and now lives and works in New York City. Her collages and other artwork address complex issues of female identity and representation.
Brew and Glue!
Wednesday, April 17, 6 PM At Fullsteam Brewery
Create your own one-of-a-kind collage while enjoying a Fullsteam brew. The Nasher Museum will provide all the materials. No experience necessary. Free and open to all at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC, 27701.
Exhibition Film Screening: This is My Africa
Thursday, April 18, 7 PM
Enjoy the film screening of This is My Africa. This film is directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa, 2010, 50 minutes. Free and open to the public.
First Thursday Gallery Talk with Kristine Stiles
and screening of The Triptych

Thursday, May 2, 5:30 PM
Join us on First Thursday for Gallery Talk on Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey with France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Kristine Stiles. A screening of The Triptych, a short-film series (Director Terence Nance, Director of Photography Shawn Peters, Co-Director Barron Claiborne), a documentary by Afropunk that highlights the work of artists Wangechi Mutu, Sanford Biggers and Barron Claiborne, will follow Stiles' talk. 5:30 PM Cash Bar.

Art with the Experts
Monday, May 20, 2013, 7 PM
Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. Info:
Supporting Member Event
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7 PM
Supporting Members (members at the Young Friend $90, Sponsor $100 and above) tour Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey exhibition with Trevor Schoonmaker. RSVP: call 919-684-3411 or email
First Thursday Gallery Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on Wangechi Mutu
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 5:30 PM
5:30 PM Cash bar, 6 PM Gallery talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on Wangechi Mutu.
Meet the Artist: Wangechi Mutu
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7 PM
Artist talk and dance party at Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave  Durham, NC 27701
(919) 901-0875
Film screening: Bamako
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7 PM
Enjoy this free film of Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako from 2006. The film is 118 min, in French and Bambara with English subtitles.
Book Discussion
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11 AM
Book Discussion: One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina
Book Discussion
Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2 PM
Book Discussion: One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina
I is a Long-Memoried Woman
Sunday, July 14, 2013, 2 PM
Film Screening of I is a Long-Memoried Woman by Frances Anne-Solomon, 1990, 50 min, England, in English, Color, DVD. Chosen to accompany the Wangechi Mutu exhibition, this film chronicles the history of slavery through the eyes of Caribbean women, using monologue, dance and song.
Exhibition Closes
Sunday, July 21, 5 PM
Last chance to view Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey - the most comprehensive and experimental show to date for this internationally-renowned multidisciplinary artist.
by J Caldwell
Slideshow -- Artist Wangechi Mutu hosted a book release and signing party at Motorco Music Hall for the richly illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. She was joined by curator Trevor Schoonmaker at Motorco for a lively discussion with Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, critic and musician Greg Tate and Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal. The conversation focused on Mutu’s work in relationship to like-minded musicians, including her recent video collaboration with recording artist Santigold. The talk was folowed by book signing at 9 PM and a dance party with 9th Wonder, Harrison Haynes (of Les Savy Fav) and DJ Strider.
by J Caldwell
Wangechi Mutu: interview. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University presents a video interview with artist Wangechi Mutu as part of her residency at Duke, timed for the opening of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.
A Shady Promise
Podcast: A Shady Promise
Wangechi Mutu talks about her monumental collage, on view as part of her solo show, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey

Podcast: Yo Mama

Wangechi Mutu talks about the diptych she created 10 years ago, on view now in Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
Wangechi Mutu, A Shady Promise (detail), 2006. Mixed-media collage on Mylar, overall: 87.5 x 108.75 inches (222.25 x 276.23 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York. © Wangechi Mutu.
by J Caldwell
View images from artist Wangechi Mutu’s visit. In the photo above, Mutu takes Duke students through her exhibition, stopping first at Suspended Play Time, which is made of garbage bags wrapped in twine and gold string. Mutu spent time with students and teachers as part of a three-day residency, made possible by Duke’s Vice Provost for the Arts. Photo by J Caldwell.
Wangechi Mutu by Chris Sanders