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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Today the Nasher offers a platform for passionate and engaged students, faculty, staff, alums and members of the Durham community to have a dialogue and to be inspired by their surroundings and, in turn, by each other.

Trent Carmichael, (T'88, P'17, P'19), member of the Nasher's Board of Advisors
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John Akomfrah: Precarity
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John Akomfrah: Precarity

Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker talks about how Precarity came to be, and artist John Akomfrah talks about why Buddy Bolden captured his imagination.

Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."
Recent Acquisition

Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."

New to the Nasher's collection is a painting by Amy Sherald, the official portrait artist of former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose portrait has been such a hit among visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Another Amy Sherald painting was also in the exhibition "Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art" that originated at the Nasher in 2016. "Light is easy to love.," was a gift from Jennifer McCracken New (T’90, L’94) and Jason G. New (L’94).

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