Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Sixteen undergraduate participants in the gateway seminar The Global Sixties: Race, Revolution, Sexuality found a March 2019 trip to the Nasher Museum to be a provocative and singular experience. There, they explored the making of political statements through art [in the exhibition Pop América, 1965-1975] and even ‘interrogated’ a unique array of mediums … and artworks (students’ favorites were ideological Coca-Cola bottles, clothing from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and even a charred tuxedo) to understand how the idea of the global infuses art.Gray Kidd, Ph.D. student in the History Department at Duke
Duke University is building the first outdoor space on campus dedicated to the arts with a $1.5 million project at Campus Drive and Anderson Street. The new green space will showcase the arts, visually connecting the Nasher Museum of Art and Rubenstein Arts Center.
When you think of Duke University, the image of its gothic-style chapel may come to mind, or perhaps Cameron Indoor Stadium, the raucous center of the Blue Devil basketball games. But tucked along Campus Drive here, amid the stately tall pine trees, the 65,000-square-foot Nasher Museum of Art has become a hub for students.
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From presenting a dynamic array of nationally and internationally-acclaimed exhibitions, to offering a comprehensive range of educational programs that benefit our campus and community, to maintaining the facilities within our landmark building – your gift helps us do it all.