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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Today the Nasher offers a platform for passionate and engaged students, faculty, staff, alums and members of the Durham community to have a dialogue and to be inspired by their surroundings and, in turn, by each other.

Trent Carmichael, (T'88, P'17, P'19), member of the Nasher's Board of Advisors
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John Akomfrah: Precarity
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John Akomfrah: Precarity

Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker talks about how Precarity came to be, and artist John Akomfrah talks about why Buddy Bolden captured his imagination.

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Sketching in the Galleries: Ben Bridgers

Explore your artistic side through an informal sketching program held on the third Saturday of each month. Durham artist Ben Bridgers leads Saturday's program.

July 21, 2018 | 10:15 AM12:15 PM
Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."
Recent Acquisition

Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."

New to the Nasher's collection is a painting by Amy Sherald, the official portrait artist of former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose portrait has been such a hit among visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Another Amy Sherald painting was also in the exhibition "Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art" that originated at the Nasher in 2016. "Light is easy to love.," was a gift from Jennifer McCracken New (T’90, L’94) and Jason New (L’94).

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Due to technical difficulties, Precarity is not on view this week. Please check nasher.duke.edu/precarity (or our social media channels) after July 21 for updates. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Admission to The Collections Galleries is free while Precarity is under repair.