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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

He wasn’t the Lichtenstein that we know of in the art market and in the annals of art history. He was a young artist trying to make rent, trying to make sense of this sort impulse to make work. And trying to find his way.

Durham artist Stacy Lynn Waddell, during her recent gallery talk about Roy Lichtenstein and his early work from 1948 to 1960
Toni #2 by Rico Gatson

Toni #2 by Rico Gatson

Toni #2 is the first work by Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gatson to enter the Nasher Museum’s collection.


The museum is closed on Thursday, November 24, but open Friday and through the weekend.

We are grateful for our visitors. Free admission for all. Courtesy of Jennifer McCracken New and Jason New. We wish all of you a wonderful holiday season!


Nasher Member Holiday Party

Nasher members help us accomplish so much—now let us treat you! Mingle with your fellow members and museum staff during an exclusive after-hours museum experience. Enjoy browsing the galleries, music, double-discount shopping, complimentary gift wrapping and more! Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

New Exhibition: The Power of Portraiture

New Exhibition: The Power of Portraiture

Eleven recently acquired works represent a broad range of stylistic and
conceptual approaches to rendering portraits.

David Levinthal: Baseball

David Levinthal: Baseball

Don't miss this installation of large-format Polaroid photographs that capture some of the most iconic moments in the history of baseball through David Levinthal’s signature use of lifelike figurines. Babe Ruth’s called shot from game three of the 1932 World Series and Jackie Robinson stealing home in the 1955 World Series are among the moments rendered in the artist’s unique take on our national pastime. ABOVE: Duke students in a service learning class, working with the Reflections Program this semester.



All three pavilions are open with exhibitions featuring early work by Roy Lichtenstein, contemporary art from our collection and also historical works of art representing a brief history of human creativity from different times and parts of the world. Free admission for all. Courtesy of Jennifer McCracken New and Jason New.

The Nasher Museum is fully open to the public with free admission for all, including Thursday nights and weekends. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.