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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

[Artist Oscar Howe] basically says we shouldn’t let other people determine what our art is going to look like. We need to be in charge of our own art. We need to determine what the parameters are. This is the manifesto. The is the beginning of a long conversation.

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, associate professor of American studies, UNC Chapel Hill, and citizen of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
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Composition 21
by Naama Tsabar
Sept. 28, 2 PM & 4 PM

Composition 21 will inaugurate the new Nasher Museum sculpture garden as part of a public celebration that also coincides with the opening of Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations exhibition. Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born artist Naama Tsabar creates a dense but harmonious musical field, featuring 21 local musicians who identify as women and/or gender nonconforming.

Don't miss this one day performance of an aurally and visually immersive commissioned work featuring 21 local musicians!
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now

 “I experience some freedom in the Nasher Museum’s shows that seem to question authority and boldly empower a new way of thinking about the status quo. The young Native Americans are redefining independence, leadership and sovereignty. Art for a New Understanding should be most helpful in improving their/our engagement and understanding of possibilities.”
—Danny Bell, Lumbee/Coharie

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