Nasher Teens: Past Workshops, Meetups and Parties

Mapping Bull City
Thursday, November 16, 5 – 7 PM

Nasher Staff, a local artist and a group of Nasher teens took a close look at at A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of Venice and made lino-print maps of the Bull City, both real and imagined.

High School Portfolio Day
Sunday, November 12, Noon – 4 PM

The Nasher invites area high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts to attend our first-ever portfolio day. Representatives from area universities and museums as well as local visual artists will be on hand to review your artwork, provide feedback and advice, and answer questions in a supportive environment. This is a non-competative and fun way to get feedback on your artwork in preparation for applying to college. Your portfolio should include 5-10 pieces of your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks and tear sheets. Come prepared to discuss your creative influences and process.

This program is free and open to high school students in Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Wake Counties. Students must register in advance to attend. A limited number of spaces are available and priority will be given to students in their junior and senior year of high school.

Curatorial Conduct on Thursday, October 19, 5 – 7 PM

Join Nasher curatorial staff for an in depth tour of Disorderly Conduct: American Paintings and Sculpture, 1960-1990 and learn the ins and outs of the curatorial process. Then join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Nasher study storage and see works that are not on public display. Please register in advance.

Saints and Monsters on Thursday, September 21, 5 – 7 PM

On September 21, Nasher Teens atended a tour of The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence with museum staff and made expressive drawings reacting to what they saw in the galleries. this workshop was led by local artist Tedd Anderson.

IMPACT! Teen Only Party at the Nasher Museum was on June 3, 2017

All area teens were invited to collaborate with local artists, eat, play, dance and make art. There was live music, spoken word, step and more!

Check out images from last year’s party. Please share this event to all teens you know and love! 

Nasher Teen May Meetup

On May 18, Nasher Teens were invited to watch and discuss video work on view in All Matterings of Mind, then work with students from Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts to explore this exciting artistic medium.

Nasher Teen March Meetup: Saturday Studio

On March 11, Nasher Teens were invited to bring works in progress or create something entirely new. Teens also toured exhibitions and received guidance and input from a local artist.

Nasher Teen February Meetup

On February 23rd, Nasher Teens met and toured the Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush exhibition. They explored collisions between art and social justice.

Teen Takeover Tour and Art Show in Southern Accent

On December 10th, the Nasher Teen Council invited other teens and the Durham community to join the Nasher Teen Council as they lead interactive conversations around works of art in Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. They created art inspired by the exhibition and recorded thoughts, ideas, and opinions at new community response stations!


Deconstruct and Build with Jeff Bell

On November 10th, the Nasher Teens joined Jeff Bell, local artist and Museum Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Durham, for a workshop focused on deconstructing, building, and creating sculptures from preexisting objects. They found inspiration in Southern AccentSeeking the American South in Contemporary Art and spent the rest of the workshop making our own independent and collaborative sculptures. View a slideshow of photos from the workshop below.

Nasher Teens - Deconstruct and Build with Jeff Bell

Southern Shutter

On September 22, a group of Triangle area teens met at the Nasher Museum to participate in “Southern Shutter,” a free program led by photographer Jeremy Lange exploring photography in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. The website below highlights the workshop and the photographs the teens took.

Southern Shutter by Ryan Helsel on Exposure

Nasher Teen Meetup
Saturday Studio With Lamar Whidbee

On October 22nd, area teens were invited to participate in the first ever Nasher Teen Saturday Studio. they brought their own works-in-progress, or created something entirely new. They took a tour and were inspired by Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art and The Collections Galleries at the Nasher. And finally, they received guidance and input from area artist and current UNC MFA student Lamar Whidbee.

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