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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!
Virtual Conversation:
Ebony G. Patterson with Richard J. Powell

Virtual Conversation:
Ebony G. Patterson with Richard J. Powell

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.

Cultures of the Sea:
The Nasher's First-Ever Virtual Tour
Art of the Ancient Americas Virtual Exhibition

Cultures of the Sea:
The Nasher's First-Ever Virtual Tour

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.


Google This!

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.


Don’t Worry, We’ll Hold Hands Again

North Carolina Arts in Action uses dance, music and performance to instill self-esteem, perseverance and excellence in children. This fall, kids, ages 10-12, responded through movement to RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!.


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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.