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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Carrie Mae Weems's work includes the marginalized and also addresses the inequities of COVID-19. Like a support system, her photographs relieve me of pressure so I can express my anxiety. Much of the stress my family and I have gone through endures. It runs deep, too big to voice, but it can be danced through my body.

Laura Gutierrez, Choreographer | Dancer based in Winston-Salem

Spring Drop-In Hours for Duke Community Start This Thursday

The Nasher Museum welcomes Duke students, faculty and staff to enjoy self-guided visits for viewing exhibitions and art on view. Drop-in visits will be every Thursday, Noon to 3 PM, February 25 through April 29, 2021 (unless circumstances change). Learn More


N.C. Dancer Responds to RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!

Laura Gutierrez, a dance artist based in Winston-Salem, is one of 12 North Carolina artists selected by the American Dance Festival to present work in front of several installations of this outdoor exhibition created by artist Carrie Mae Weems. Watch the video.
See the videos of dance artists in this series.

Reading Black Art
A Resource on Black Artists, Art History & Visual Culture

Reading Black Art

We invite visitors to explore Reading Black Art, a new online bibliography of scholarly resources on art, art history and visual culture of the African Diaspora. Learn about why this bibliography for anti-racism was created.


Richard Powell on Where Black Art Goes from Here

Recently, Nasher Museum Director Trevor Schoonmaker met with Richard Powell to talk about how the new HBO documentary “Black Art: In the Absence of Light” could be a jumping-off point for more amazing stories about Black art. As author, curator, art historian and professor, Powell has dedicated his career to rewriting the cannon to include Black artists who have long been excluded and overlooked by the mainstream art world.


Artist Interview: Bill Fick

One Curator. Three Artists. One amazing series.
Assistant Curator Molly Boarati interviews artist Bill Fick about his printmaking practice and his work in the exhibition Graphic Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Collection.
Watch the interview.

Diversity Internships

Diversity Internships

The Nasher Museum invites college students to apply for two paid internship positions. Students will work virtually to research and plan a future exhibition with the curatorial team — or help tell the museum’s story through print, web and social media.

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.