Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
An ocean is something that divides people. Music is something that connects people. Duke Ellington or Thelonious Monk—it’s a different sound that takes you somewhere else. It’s also about being at peace.Artist Radcliffe Bailey (1968-2023) quoted in The New York Times in 2011. ABOVE: Radcliffe Bailey, Vessel (detail), 2017. Collection of the Nasher Museum. On view now.
"Open Stu is a living documentary project. It is a space created to cultivate and document Durham’s creative community. We center documenting Black experiences including all of the intersections therein. Lyle Ashton Harris’s practice is an extension of this practice in documenting Black life in its fullness." — Durham-based artist Derrick Beasley
"You can ask ChatGPT: “'Tell me about the Nasher Museum of Art in a tone that mirrors the writing of Sylvia Plath,' and it would respond, 'In the heart of Durham, North Carolina, nestled beneath the azure sky that seemingly mocks the profound melancholy, stands the Nasher Museum of Art, a place that echoes the fragile beauty of existence. It is a museum that embodies the delicate dance of light and shadow, a reflection of the inner tumult that plagues the human soul.' (Yes, I actually asked.)" — Julianne Miao, curatorial assistant (above, left), on the Center for the Future of Museums Blog. Photo by Cornell Watson.
The Nasher Museum presents the second hardcover reissue of Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, the exhibition catalogue published by the Nasher Museum on the occasion of the artist’s 2008 painting retrospective. This richly illustrated book was edited by curator Trevor Schoonmaker, who wrote the introductory essay, and includes contributions from Richard J. Powell, Thelma Golden and Franklin Sirmans. The catalogue is distributed by Duke University Press.
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