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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

I feel really privileged to be here to see such amazing art. Thanks to all the visionaries who collected all the art for years and years — I feel like I’m in Europe, I’m in Africa. So thank you so much!

Archana Shah, on a visit from Cincinnati with her husband Nirav and their daughter Ashka, Duke Class of 2024, during Family Weekend
One minute, one work of art, one personal story.

The Art Minute: Jennifer Armstrong Hicks

"There’s so much going on … it’s almost like you can feel the weight of the bananas when you look at the image."—Jennifer Armstrong-Hicks, Reflections Program Coordinator, Nasher Museum
Listen to The Art Minute

Nasher Spring Internships for Credit

Nasher Spring Internships for Credit

"The Nasher, in many ways, helped jumpstart my immersion into the arts at Duke and beyond. My time working with the Nasher is definitely one of the things that I will remember and cherish the most about my time at Duke."— Duke student Alana Jean Hyman, Duke Class of ’22
Learn more about internship practicums at the Nasher.


Modern Art Notes: Hugo McCloud

"Every body of my work kind of came from this idea of finding beauty in things that are overlooked, or finding perfection within imperfections.”— Hugo McCloud, whose work is part of In Relation to Power
Listen to a highlight from McCloud’s interview with host Tyler Green on The Modern Art Notes podcast.

Book Recommendations

Reading Black Art Guest Curator: Richard J. Powell

“Black art offers audiences special insights into these formations of meaning: visual perceptions shaped by a combination of cultural and social forces that, despite historically being ignored or misunderstood, provide invaluable lessons about sight, discernment and judgment.” — Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke

See Powell’s book recommendations.


Renee Cox


Renee Cox

Thursday, October 28, 3–4 PM
Meet artist Renee Cox, born in Colgate, Jamaica. Her work is on view in In Relation to Power. This artist talk is also a Keynote Lecture of the 2021 CLICK! Photography Festival. This artist talk is also a Keynote Lecture of the 2021 CLICK! Photography Festival.


Why Does Provenance Matter?

"The objects people value convey notions of cultural identity as it changes over time, and act as reminders of our collective humanity."— Molly Boarati, Associate Curator
Learn more.

Nasher Museum Café

Join us for Outside Dining!

The Nasher Museum Café offers in-person dining outside and also curbside pickup for to-go orders. Call 919-684-6032. Café hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM. Find out more about new safety protocols at the café.

Welcome Back!
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Welcome Back!

Museum reopened to the public on September 9 with new health and safety protocols, free admission for all and a contemporary exhibition featuring works of art that are new to the collection.

The Nasher Museum is open to the public with new health and safety protocols and free admission for all, Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.