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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! started out as a couple of banners and grew to more than 40 locations around Duke and Durham. This outdoor exhibition helps to combat misperceptions about the COVID-19 virus, celebrates frontline workers and raises issues of public health and racial inequities. As COVID numbers rise in North Carolina, we hope we can help raise awareness of this persistent and dangerous disease.

Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum

Spring Drop-In Hours for Duke Community

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


Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2020

This review of "key news, exhibitions, awards, appointments and more" highlights the appointment of Trevor Schoonmaker as Director of the Nasher Museum. "Career-long champion of artists of color, Schoonmaker organized landmark Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool exhibition." Read More


Annual Report 2020

We invite you to look back on some of our favorite moments from before (and after) the pandemic, including a video from a crowded, sweltering day in 2019, when Naama Tsabar’s Composition 21 inaugurated our new Sculpture Garden. Read More.

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Ebony G. Patterson and Richard J. Powell: A Conversation

The Nasher Museum presented the Annual Rothschild Lecture, as a virtual conversation between artist Ebony G. Patterson and Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke on December 2, 2020. Watch the video.


Your Stories Matter: Resisting COVID-19, Embracing Loss, Transforming Our World

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.


Alex Bradley Cohen,
For a More Just Future

As this country continues to be consumed by a wave of national reckoning with white supremacy, police violence, and antiblack racism, For a More Just Future by Alex Bradley Cohen offers an especially timely commentary on law enforcement and its deadly over-policing of Black people and communities of color. Read More

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.