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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

There is no one way to be a Native artist.

Kathleen Ash-Milby (Navajo), associate curator, National Museum of the American Indian

ARTIST TALK: Jeffrey Gibson
Thurs., Nov. 21, 7 PM

Meet interdisciplinary artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band of Choctaw and Cherokee), whose work is on view in both major fall exhibitions. He was named a MacArthur "Genius" grant winner for 2019.


“The white supremacy inherent in museums has only begun to erode. It instantly problematizes any exhibit that dares to wade into Indigenous art, which is why so few have dared.”
–Brian Howe, Indy Week, on Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now

Sculpture Garden

A $1.5 million new Sculpture Garden is the first expansion of the Nasher Museum since it was built in 2005. Admission is free and open to all. The lush green space opened on September 28, 2019, when more than 1,200 visitors came to experience live performances of Composition 21 by Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born artist Naama Tsabar.

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