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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

What Roy thought about his early work has always been a question that has amused us over the years. He was ambivalent, he was loyal to it, he recollected it during his lifetime, he preserved it during his lifetime … And I think he would be amused that we’re spending this much time studying this.

Jack Cowart, founding Executive Director of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation (ABOVE: Dorothy Lichtenstein, president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, near the self-portrait painted by her late husband.)
Brooklyn Artist Allison Zuckerman on Thursday, October 6, at 6 PM
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Brooklyn Artist Allison Zuckerman on Thursday, October 6, at 6 PM

“When I looked at Lichtenstein’s early work, I felt very surprised, and amazed, and happy because it’s kind of a vulnerable thing to see an artist’s career unfold, and the way that they’re looking at art, and what they’re invested in.” — Allison Zuckerman, on the early work of Roy Lichtenstein.

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FLASH LAB
Learning to Draw Like Roy Lichtenstein

FLASH LAB

Several adventurous visitors joined Chief Curator Marshall N. Price and Duke Professor Bill Fick for an experimental drawing workshop at the Rubenstein Arts Center on Sept. 18. The next workshop is October 23.

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FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL

Welcome!

All three pavilions are open with exhibitions featuring early work by Roy Lichtenstein, contemporary art from our collection and also historical works of art representing a brief history of human creativity from different times and parts of the world. Free admission for all. Courtesy of Jennifer McCracken New and Jason New. The Nasher Museum Cafe is open again on Thursday nights!

Barkley L. Hendricks on Rembrandt
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Barkley L. Hendricks on Rembrandt

"The Frick Collection was one of Barkley's favorite museums. He would have been thrilled that his portraits will hang in conversation with the Old Masters who had such an influence on his technique." —Nasher Museum Director Trevor Schoonmaker, who organized the first career retrospective of Hendricks's paintings, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, at the Nasher Museum in 2008 and also edited the accompanying 144-page catalogue.

The Nasher Museum is fully open to the public with ongoing health and safety protocols and free admission for all, including Thursday nights and weekends. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.