Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The Nasher Museum has changed the way I experience visual art. I truly mean that. ... The size and layout of the Nasher, the work being shown, and the curation of the exhibitions has lead me to experience visual art more like music – something I return to again and again.Henry Sappenfield, former Nasher Friends Board President
This is not your typical Gala. No black tie. No sit-down dinner. No polite applause. Live music by Phil Cook and friends. Heavy hors d’oeuvres including raw NC oysters by Chef Andrea Reusing of The Durham. Host Bar. Complimentary Valet Parking.April 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Acclaimed British filmmaker, John Akomfrah, 2017 winner of the UK’s Artes Mundi Prize, will discuss his new three-channel video Precarity, which tells the story of the near-mythological jazz figure Buddy Bolden of New Orleans.April 19, 2018 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM
This audio postcard offers vignettes and bits of sound from Prospect.4, the fourth iteration of a citywide triennial in New Orleans, Louisiana. We hope you take a moment to hear from some of the artists, recorded during the opening weekend, November 14-16, 2017, and also during the closing weekend, February 23-25, 2018.
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Nasher Museum members help support exciting, internationally renowned exhibitions and free K-12 education programs to thousands of students from Durham public schools and beyond.
Listen to a podcast episode about the cross-disciplinary panel hosted by the Nasher Museum and inspired by themes in the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush. Panelists discuss the complex dynamics of race and the law, public policy, the justice system and art activism.
Durham artist Martha Clippinger will share a brief sketching demonstration–and then you can try it out in the galleries.April 21, 2018 | 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Mark Bradford's monumental sculpture, A Private Stranger Thinking about His Needs, is on view as part of Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, now through July 15, 2018.
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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.
We are very excited about the hardcover reissue of Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool. Purchase the new hardcopy reissue of the exhibition catalogue.
Join us for the public opening event for a new exhibition, Through Eyes of My Own, curated by the Nasher Teen Council at the Durham Arts Council’s Allenton Gallery, 120 Morris Street, Durham.May 25, 2018 | 6 PM – 8 PM
The gift of an important painting by American modernist Archibald Motley has bolstered the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. The gift is from two of the artist’s heirs, Dr. Mara Motley and Valerie Gerrard Browne, in honor of Richard J. Powell, Duke’s John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, and C.T. Woods-Powell.