Summer is a great season for spending time at the Nasher Museum, whether exploring the galleries, relaxing on the café patio or enjoying the view from the cool comfort of our Great Hall. In its fourth season, Summer Days Nasher Nights is a popular series of summer programs, and this year is our most exciting yet.
We’ve expanded the series beyond Thursday nights. Summer Make and Take returns, with drop-in art activities that are fun for all ages, on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings. Live and Local moves to six Sunday afternoons this summer, for visitors to enjoy brunch in the café and live music. Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading, so plan to join one of the Book Discussions. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store, each book correlates to an exhibition. To accommodate various schedules, each discussion will occur on a Wednesday morning and again on the following Sunday afternoon.
We invite you to peruse the complete calendar of Summer Days Nasher Nights events below. For updates, be sure to sign up for the museum’s weekly eNewsletter in our footer bar below. Museum admission is free on Thursdays from 5-9 PM.
Calendar of Summer Days Nasher Nights Events
Make and Take
June 18 through August 22
Tuesdays, 10 AM-12 PM and Thursdays, 5-7 PM
Explore exhibitions through hands on activities. Open to all ages.
Live and Local
June 9 and 23; July 14 and 28; August 11 and 18
Enjoy live music in the café by area musicians and a brunch menu featuring local ingredients.
Book Discussions – NEW FOR 2013!
Wednesday, 11 AM or Sunday
June 19 and 23: One Day I will Write About this Place: A Memoir
July 24 and 28: The Painter’s Daughter
August 21 and 25: Let the Great World Spin
Wine Tastings – NEW FOR 2013!
May 23, June 13, July 11, August 8
Cool off with a $5 tasting pass to include tastings of four wines, with different selections each month.
Dinner and a Movie
May 30: In a Dream
June 27: Bamako
July 25: The Mill and The Cross
August 22: Man on Wire
5 PM or 5:30 PM dinner options; 7 PM free film
Dinner patrons enjoy ample parking, two-course dinner specials and reserved film seating.
Nasher Night Out – NEW FOR 2013!
June 6, August 1
Celebrate Durham’s trendiest eateries and bars at a progressive party that starts with a first course at the Nasher Museum Café.
Guest Chef Gourmet Basket Challenge
June 20, July 18, August 15
Local guest chefs will create menus inspired by a basket of gourmet ingredients provided by Parker and Otis.
Café reservations can be made online or by calling 919-684-6032.
The Nasher Museum Café is operated by Giorgios Hospitality Group.