Gallery for Learning
Students can work with faculty to design installations in the museum’s Academic Focus Gallery relevant to their courses. The gallery is located on the main floor near the University Classroom. Departments that have utilized the Academic Focus Gallery include: Classical Studies; Cultural Anthropology; Romance Studies; Eurasian Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies.
The Academic Focus Gallery is a gift of Susan and Trent Carmichael and the Morrow Family.
Doris Duke: A Life Well Travelled
October 12, 2013 – February 2, 2014
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The name Doris Duke is often synonymous with the glamorous yet eccentric and reclusive heiress whose life played out in the press. The archival materials in this installation, which are part of the Doris Duke Collection at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, reveal a much different and more complex story. Adventurous, intelligent, and independent, Doris Duke (1912-1993) was determined not to be defined by social expectations or her vast wealth. Throughout her life she continued her family’s innovative pattern of philanthropy, eagerly advocated for the protection of the environment, and pursued her lifelong passion as both a collector and patron of Islamic art. This installation includes documents from Doris’s childhood, audio recordings of Doris singing and playing piano, and reproductions of photographs taken throughout Doris’s life and travels.
For more information about using the Academic Focus Gallery, contact Molly Boarati, Academic Program Coordinator, at 919-684-9243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.