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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
Ebony G. Patterson
. . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .

Ebony G. Patterson
. . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .

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.

Cultures of the Sea:
The Nasher's First-Ever Virtual Tour
Art of the Ancient Americas Virtual Exhibition

Cultures of the Sea:
The Nasher's First-Ever Virtual Tour

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.


Map of Exhibition on Duke Campus

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.

Art Research Continues

Open by Appointment to Duke Faculty, Classes and Students

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.


Google This!

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.


Free Nasher Museum Memberships for All!

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.

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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.