Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The arts allow us to get closest to our humanity. One of the important things is to understand the circumstances under which we live. This means unmasking inequity, because then you begin to see the power structures that are under it to keep you fighting one another as opposed to really looking at the source of the problems. This is a very important archive of experience that will be very useful in the future.Carrie Mae Weems, artist who created RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!
Wednesday, December 2, 4–5:30 PM
The Nasher Museum presents the Annual Rothschild Lecture, a virtual conversation between artist Ebony G. Patterson and Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of American, Afro-American and African Art and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke. Patterson’s solo exhibition Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . . opened for 10 days at the Nasher Museum before the museum was suddenly closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Registration is required.
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.
The Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation at Duke has created a visitor response project in conjunction with RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! by artist Carrie Mae Weems. This outdoor exhibition is both hopeful and forceful—especially in its reminder that COVID-19 is more lethal to communities of color. Speak your truth.
Duke Professor Rebecca Stein, a leading scholar in the field of Middle Eastern studies, and 15 undergraduate students in her Human Rights on Camera class visited the Nasher Museum to experience the outdoor art installation RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! by artist Carrie Mae Weems.
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.
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.