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!
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.
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
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 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).
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.