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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Although I am physically isolated, technology has opened new opportunities in the virtual world to learn, connect, and advocate. Now that vaccines are available, it feels like emerging from a bomb shelter to survey what new world lies before us. There is so much to build, looking forward and not back.

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16 Museum Directors Show Us the Art That Hangs in Their Offices, From Richard Armstrong’s Al Held to Zoé Whitley’s Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Artnet News steps inside the offices of museum directors around the world including our director, Trevor Schoonmaker. Read more


Artist Carrie Mae Weems & Writer Mark Anthony Neal

The season finale of "Left of Black", a weekly video podcast, features the artist Carrie Mae Weems in conversation with Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke. They discuss art, activism and the defining points of her career, including the outdoor exhibition RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!.


Wangechi Mutu,
Man-eating lizard

Wangechi Mutu is well known for her spectacular and provocative collages depicting hybrid female figures in otherworldly landscapes. Mutu's collages offer a larger view of this particular body of work by the artist and are representative of her long-standing interest in transformation, adaptation, and misplaced notions of singular identity. Man-eating lizard is the fourth work by Mutu to enter the Nasher’s collection, joining Family Tree, as well as a video and the bronze sculpture MamaRay, commissioned by the Nasher last year.


Diego Camposeco, Quince, Tabaco and Zulma

Diego Camposeco described himself as a magical realist and his photographs as a form of writing with light. His family migrated to North Carolina from Mexico in the early 1990s as part of a large wave of immigrants that has made North Carolina home to one of the fastest growing Latinx populations in the country.


Donate to the Annual Fund Match

"When I was an art history major at Duke, my amazing professor Kristine Stiles challenged me to analyze and critique works of art I had bought since age 13, and to think of it as a real collection for the first time. I put together an exhibition my senior year—and we published an illustrated catalogue. This early curatorial experience truly shaped who I am as a collector. I hope my gift to the Nasher Museum will help other students to stretch and grow in their love of art." –Jason Lewis Rubell, A.B.’91, P’23, co-founder of the Rubell Museum in Miami
Rising to the challenges of this time, Rubell and the other members of the Nasher’s national Board of Advisors have established a $350,000 dollar-for-dollar match for the museum’s Annual Fund. Learn More


Modern Art Notes: Stacy Lynn Waddell

Artist Stacy Lynn Waddell joins host Tyler Green to discuss her work on "The Modern Art Notes" podcast. Several of Waddell’s works are part of the Nasher Museum’s collection and one can be seen in the Nasher Museum’s virtual exhibition Graphic Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Collection. Listen to a highlight from the interview. The full podcast episode is coming soon.

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In accordance with Duke University, the museum is closed to visitors until further notice. The café and store are closed. Find updates and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.