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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Nasher, so much more than a museum, and a terrific museum too.

Peter Lange, Duke University Provost from 1999 – 2014
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Noon at the Nasher

Join Thavolia Glymph, a professor of African and African American Studies and History at Duke University, for a 30-minute lunchtime gallery tour within Solidary & Solitary.

May 25, 2018 | 12 PM12:30 PM
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Nasher Teens: Exhibition Opening at Durham Arts Council

Join us for the public opening event for a new exhibition, Through Eyes of My Own, curated by the Nasher Teen Council at the Durham Arts Council’s Allenton Gallery, 120 Morris Street, Durham.

May 25, 2018 | 5 PM8 PM
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Prospect.4 Audio Postcard

Prospect.4 Audio Postcard

This audio postcard offers vignettes and bits of sound from Prospect.4, the fourth iteration of a citywide triennial in New Orleans, Louisiana. We hope you take a moment to hear from some of the artists, recorded during the opening weekend, November 14-16, 2017, and also during the closing weekend, February 23-25, 2018.

Museum Member Discounts to ADF

Museum Member Discounts to ADF

Nasher Museum members receive 20% off single tickets to American Dance Festival. Please contact the Nasher Museum Membership Department at or call (919) 681-8515. Purchase tickets online, by phone, or in-person at the box offices.

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Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."
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Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."

New to the Nasher's collection is a painting by Amy Sherald, the official portrait artist of former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose portrait has been such a hit among visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Another Amy Sherald painting was also in the exhibition "Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art" that originated at the Nasher in 2016. "Light is easy to love.," was a gift from Jennifer McCracken New (T’90, L’94) and Jason New (L’94).

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Art, Activism, Race and the Law

Art, Activism, Race and the Law

Listen to a podcast episode about the cross-disciplinary panel hosted by the Nasher Museum and inspired by themes in the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush. Panelists discuss the complex dynamics of race and the law, public policy, the justice system and art activism.