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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!
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.


Marshall N. Price on
Roy Lichtenstein:
History in the Making

Jewish for Good will host a virtual talk by Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, who will reintroduce the beloved artist Roy Lichtenstein to audiences who know him for his comics-inspired Pop imagery. Price has co-curated Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948 – 1960 that will include work almost completely unknown to the public and laid the foundation for the rest of his career.
Tuesday, December 8, 5 – 6 PM


Sketching from Home:
Kiki Farish

Join us on Instagram Live for a virtual workshop that encourages participants to sketch and doodle based on works in the Nasher Museum collection.

Saturday, December 19 | 1011 AM
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Your Stories Matter: Resisting COVID-19, Embracing Loss, Transforming Our World

The Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation at Duke has created a visitor response project in conjunction with RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! by artist Carrie Mae Weems. This outdoor exhibition is both hopeful and forceful—especially in its reminder that COVID-19 is more lethal to communities of color. Speak your truth.


Barkley L. Hendricks, Treasure Birds (Thoughts of Christmas)

Barkley L. Hendricks may be best known for his revolutionary, large-scale portraits, but he was equally dedicated to creating an extensive series of intimate plein-air landscape paintings, including this one, Treasure Birds (Thoughts of Christmas).


Which Artwork Looks like You?

Discover your “artistic twin” with Art Selfie, an activity on Google Arts & Culture. The Nasher Museum is featured among thousands of the world’s great museums. Download the app for free or visit from your desktop and zoom in close to view important works in our collection.


Don’t Worry, We’ll Hold Hands Again

North Carollina Arts in Action uses dance, music and performance to instill self-esteem, perseverance and excellence in children. This fall, 11- through 13-year-olds 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.