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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

I have started to be so much more grateful for the small moments. Any interaction I get to have with and share with friends are so much more significant for me now than they were before. The weather being nice or a great conversation that I have I will never take for granted again. COVID-19 has given me a chance to reflect about all the good in the world and become a more positive person.

anonymous Duke student, responding to the survey, “Your Stories Matter: Resisting COVID-19, Embracing Loss, Transforming Our World”


We invite you to visit our newest and most comprehensive 360 virtual tour, Graphic Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Collection. Travel through six interactive gallery spaces—and also teleport to Wilson Pavilion, where contemporary prints create new conversations among historical works. Zoom in to see the smallest details in works of art. This virtual tour was created in partnership with Duke's Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture.


Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Curator Lauren Haynes on Working to Forge a Fuller Story of American Art

Our new senior curator (arriving in June) shares the best advice she ever received, and her tricks for managing a healthy work-life balance. Listen to the first episode of this new podcast by artnews about boundary-breaking women in the art world and beyond.


Artist Interview Series:
Pedro Lasch

One Curator. Three Artists. One Amazing Series.
Associate Curator Molly Boarati interviews artist Pedro Lasch about his printmaking practice and his work in the exhibition Graphic Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Collection.
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Watch the interviews in this series.

Vision & Justice Project

Vision & Justice Project

This award-winning issue of Aperture magazine, released in summer 2016, is among the titles recently added to the Nasher’s online bibliography, Reading Black Art. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and her Vision & Justice project are also the subject of a tribute next month at Frieze New York 2021. The Nasher has joined a community of galleries and museums taking part in the tribute.


Contemporary Classrooms: Creating an Inclusive Art Classroom

All K-12 teachers are invited to join us for a Virtual Teacher Workshop as we share and explore ways to create more inclusive and diverse art rooms and curriculums through contemporary art. Learn about resources from the Nasher that can introduce your students to new artists and ideas. Explore our newest resource, Reading Black Art: A Bibliography, with Nasher Curatorial Assistant and bibliography creator Adria Gunter. The program is free and registration is required.

Wednesday, May 19 | 56 PM
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Annual Fund Match

"One thing that I as an artist have grown to appreciate and love, in no small part because of the team at the Nasher, is that museum curators and educators, including Duke student gallery guides, are on the front line with visitors who interact with my work. I want to say thank you to the Nasher for representing artists like me, when we can’t be there in person to talk about our work. The Nasher Museum is important in the process of talking about art!" –Dario Robleto, artist based in Texas
Rising to the challenges of this time, Robleto and the other members of the Nasher’s national Board of Advisors have established a $350,000 dollar-for-dollar match for the museum’s Annual Fund. Learn More

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.