Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University


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Detail of Doris Duke and James Cromwell fishing in the ocean below Shangri La, 1939. Shangri La Historical Archives, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

August


Wednesday, August 14
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Introduction to Islamic Art and Culture
Join K-12 educators to learn how you can bring Islamic art and culture into your classroom! The program will include slide lectures, hands-on art activities, creative writing and performances by local musicians and dancers.Presenters and topics include the following: Robin Holmes, Research Fellow in Art History at UNC Chapel Hill – Introduction to Islamic Art, Chris Vitiello, Poet and Educator – Creative Writing in Islamic Traditions, Penny McGuire, Former K-12 Teacher – Incorporating Islamic Culture into Your Classroom, Participants will receive CEU credits and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials. This workshop will preview the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. The registration fee includes lunch from the Nasher Museum Café, as well as printed classroom materials. Registration is closed, please contact us at nashered@duke.edu to inquire about late registration.


Thursday, August 29
10 AM – 9 PM
Exhibition opens

September


Thursday, September 5
6 PM
First Thursday Gallery Talk: Bridget Booher, Doris Duke researcher


Thursday, September 5
7 PM
Free film. Gabbeh (Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996, 75 minutes, Iran, in Persian with English subtitles).  Trailer.


Sunday, September 15
Noon – 4 PM
Free Family Day


Monday, September 23
7 PM
Art with the Experts at Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. durhamcountylibrary.org


Wednesday, September 25
4 – 7 PM
Introduction to Islamic Art
Join K-12 educators to learn how you can bring Islamic art and culture into your classroom! The program will include slide lectures, hands-on art activities, creative writing and performances by local musicians and dancers. This workshop will focus on the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. Guest speaker Glaire Anderson, associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will provide an introduction to Islamic art and the exhibition. This FREE program will also include a live performance, time to explore the exhibition independently and a light reception. Participants will receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials.


Thursday, September 26
7 PM
Panel discussion on Islamic art, religion and history moderated by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University, with panelists Glaire Anderson, associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim chaplain at Duke University; and Judith Ernst, artist and writer.

October


Sunday, October 6
2 PM
Free film. Topkapi (Directed by Jules Dassin, 1964, 119 minutes, United States, in English). Trailer.


Tuesday, October 8
7 PM
Supporting member event. Call 919-684-3411 or email nashermembership@duke.edu


Saturday, October 12
Doris Duke: A Life Well Traveled opens in the Education Gallery, including photographs and documents from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University’s Doris Duke archives. On view through February 2, 2014.


Thursday, October 17
5 PM Celebration with activities, 7 PM Artist talk
Eid al-Adha celebration and artist talk with Mohamed Zakariya. The Azadi Ensemble (Persian music), will perform in the Great Hall. Enjoy a calligraphy demonstration by Majid Roohafza, intricate art activities such as tile-decorating and add to the community mosaic “What Eid Means to Me.”


Sunday, October 20
2 PM
Book Discussion about Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi at the Nasher Museum.


Tuesday, October 22
7 PM
Book Discussion about Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. Respite Café, 115 N. Duke St., Durham


Thursday, October 24
7 PM
The Nasher Museum welcomes Massumeh Farhad, Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. Farhad brings her expertise to a discussion of the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. Her talk, “From Mecca to Shangri La: Islamic Art in Context,” will focus on the Islamic textiles, ceramics, jewelry, furniture and architectural elements that Doris Duke handpicked for her sprawling, oceanfront estate in Honolulu. Since 1995, Farhad has curated many exhibitions on Islamic art, including Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey (2005–2006), Tsars and the East: Gifts from Turkey and Iran in the Moscow Kremlin (2009), and Falnama: The Book of Omens (2009). She has also written extensively on 17th-century Persian painting. She earned a PhD in art history from Harvard University. Free and open to the public. Reception with cash bar to follow.


Sunday, October 27
Noon – 4 PM
Free Family Day

November


Wednesday, November 13
11 AM
Book Discussion: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk at the Nasher Museum.


Thursday, November 14
7 PM
Artist talk: Shahzia Sikander.


Sunday, November 17
2 PM
Extended Book Discussion: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, beginning with a talk by translator Erdag Goknar, Associate Professor of Turkish studies at Duke University, followed by the book discussion at the Nasher Museum.


Thursday, November 21
8 PM
Performance by Iranian-born Kayhan Kalhor, master of Persian music in the Nasher Museum auditorium. Listen/View samples and buy tickets.

December


Sunday, December 8
Noon – 4 PM
Free Family Day


Tuesday, December 31
10 AM – 5 PM
Last chance to view Doris Duke’s Shangri La.