@NasherMuseum / no. 005    August 14, 2012
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INSTALLING MARK BRADFORD / On view through December 9 / The permanent collection gallery features four works by Mark Bradford. Bradford is best known for his large-scale, painterly collages and installations that demonstrate his interest in mapping communities and underground economies. His works are largely made from signage and salvaged materials, often taken from the streets of South Central Los Angeles where he lives. Photo by J Caldwell | View slideshow of the gallery installation


CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS/ Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7 PM / Join us for Salon d'Automne, the Nasher Museum's annual 2012 benefit gala. This year we celebrate the exclusive preview opening of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore with a superb black-tie, sit-down dinner. Purchase a table or a seat to join the festivities. Tickets for this year's gala are limited; we recommend you purchase your tickets as soon as possible.


SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS / Thursday, August 16 / Dinner and a Movie. Our summer foodie film series concludes this week with The Last Supper (1995, Stacy Title, 92 minutes). For a two-course dinner and reserved seating for the 7 PM film, make reservations online or call 919-684-6032. Details and a complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Next Thursday, August 23 - Guest Chef Tim Lyons of blu seafood and bar in Durham.

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SUMMER MAKE AND TAKE / Explore the museum with your hands / Thursday, August 16, 5-7 PM: Create colorful collages inspired by the work of Romare Bearden. / Tuesday, August 21, 10 AM-12 PM: Combine “junk” from the Durham Scrap Exchange into your own John Chamberlain-inspired sculpture. Free and open to all ages. No reservation necessary. Photo by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG / In an interview for Dwell magazine, Canadian art collector and dentist, Dr. Kenneth Montague, who organized last year's Becoming exhibition at the Nasher Museum, talks about his need to move his growing collection from the suddenly cramped Wedge loft to his new dual-purpose apartment and gallery. “It’s a very intimate experience, [with] art on the kitchen counter," Montague said, in the article. "I really want to say to people Don’t take art so seriously.” Read more. IMAGE: Naomi Finlay screenshot

IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Store and Nasher Museum Cafe, and receive free, unlimited admission and special invitations and subscriptions to our full-color calendar and post card mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk.


Top image: Mark Bradford, Potable Water (detail), 2005. Mixed media collage with billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, and additional mixed media; 130 x 196 inches (330.2 x 497.8 cm). Collection of Hunter Gray. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. © Mark Bradford. Photo by J Caldwell.

Upper image for VOTE: Mark Bradford, Spinning Man (detail), 2007. Mixed media collage on canvas, 72 x 84 inches (182.9 x 213.4 cm). Collection of Blake Byrne, T’57. © Mark Bradford. Photo by J Caldwell

Lower image for VOTE: Mark Bradford, Soccer Ball Bag 4, 2011. Nylon string and paper on soccer balls, 50 x 26 x 26 inches (127 x 66 x 66 cm). Collection of Suzanne and Howard Feldman, New York. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. © Mark Bradford.

Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University, and the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art.

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In his early works of art, contemporary artist Mark Bradford repurposed leftover materials from his mother's business for his collages. Which type of business did she own? (Click to answer

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