Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
In the guise of a marketing campaign, this artwork fights two viruses, COVID-19 and systemic racism.John Brown, Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke
Travel virtually through this immersive installation environment that evokes a night garden. Glide up the walls and ceiling to view floral arrangements, purple butterflies, glittering black shoes. Float across surfaces layered with flowers, glitter, lace and beads.
We invite you to visit our first-ever interactive virtual tour, Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas. Travel through the gallery, zoom in on ancient ceramics, textiles and carvings–and listen to the audio tour by student co-curators from Duke's Class of 2020. Our tour was created in partnership with Duke's Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture and made possible by Mark Olson, assistant professor of the practice of Visual & Media Studies at Duke.
Use this map to safely view RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! in person from public sidewalks and pathways around the outside of the Nasher Museum and Rubenstein Arts Center, located at Campus Drive and Anderson Street. The project can also be viewed safely by car on Anderson Street, a public city street.
Duke Professor Rebecca Stein, a leading scholar in the field of Middle Eastern studies, and 15 undergraduate students in her Human Rights on Camera class visited the Nasher Museum to experience the outdoor art installation RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! by artist Carrie Mae Weems.
The Nasher Museum is open by appointment to Duke faculty, classes and students during Fall 2020. To make an appointment, fill out the class request form on the Duke Community page.
PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. Original works were created by more than 60 contemporary artists, including Sally Mann, (work pictured above), who is represented in our collection. More than 100 million eligible Americans did not vote in the 2016 General Election. planyourvote.org
The Nasher Museum has joined Google Arts & Culture, which offers virtual experiences of thousands of the world’s great museums. Download the app for free and zoom in close to view important works in our collection. The Nasher has brought many of these artists to Google Arts & Culture for the first time.
Make the Nasher Museum of Art YOUR art museum. Connect with art and other museum friends by joining the Nasher Museum’s new, FREE membership program available now and for a limited time.