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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Nasher Museum has an artistic program that really enhances our quality of life here in Durham. The new sculpture garden will provide a dynamic space and opportunity to bring people together in Durham and enjoy new experiences with nature and art.

Kimberley Pierce Cartwright, a Durham-based textile artist whose work is on view within Love & Anarchy (Photo by Karen Huang)
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JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY

Closed Wednesday, June 19

The Nasher Museum is closed today in observance of the national Juneteenth holiday.

Juneteenth at the Nasher

Open Thursday, June 20, for Performances, 6 to 8 PM

June 19, 1865, widely known as Juneteenth, marks the day that enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom. In commemoration of the long-held fight for freedom, we invite you to celebrate Juneteenth at the Nasher! This event will feature performances by spoken word artists, a poetry writing workshop, interactive art experiences and more. Cash bar. FREE parking.

We Are Open! Plan Your June Visit
SUMMER HOURS

We Are Open! Plan Your June Visit

Closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The Nasher Museum Café by Giorgios Hospitality Group is open for lunch and brunch all month. Join us for Thursdays at the Nasher for special evening programs all month. Admission is always free!

American Stories / American Myths
NEW EXHIBITION

American Stories / American Myths

What comes to mind when you think of the history of the United States? This re-installed gallery, opening June 15, features works of art that encourage visitors to think about how stories and myths shape our understanding and may preserve or counter fallacies of nationhood and democracy.

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Parker & Otis at the Nasher Museum!
ANNOUNCING OUR NEW STORE

Parker & Otis at the Nasher Museum!

“Well, first of all, we love Jennings. With her eye and the work that she’s done with stores in the community, it’s going to be, for the first time, really a reflection of our identity as a museum, because she understands it. And even the way it looks as a space – not to mention the merchandise – it just changes things dramatically. We’re super excited.” – Nasher Museum Director Trevor Schoonmaker in the summer issue of Durham magazine. Come and visit this bright little shop filled with books, gifts, art supplies and more! June hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM.

"Here's how to cop Nina Chanel Abney's show-stopping Jordan 3s."
NASHER IN THE NEWS

"Here's how to cop Nina Chanel Abney's show-stopping Jordan 3s."

The GQ headline says it all: "The Summer's Hottest Air Jordan Sneakers Finally Have an Official Release Date." The article continues, "it’s no surprise that Abney’s collaborations with Nike and Jordan Brand have been uniformly striking and thought-provoking." It's not often the art world collides with the hot sneaker market! The artist's first museum solo show originated at the Nasher Museum in 2017: "Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush." Congratulations, Nina!