@NasherMuseum / no. 036   March 05, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY TALK / Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6 PM / Nancy Hanks Senior Curator and Interim Director Sarah Schroth and collector Frank Konhaus will lead a gallery talk on Light Sensitive: Photographic Works form North Carolina Collections. Free and open to the public. Cash bar at 5:30 PM. Photo of visitors in the gallery by J Caldwell

Free Thursday evenings are back! Admission to the Nasher Museum on Thursday evenings is FREE from 5-9 PM. The Nasher Museum Café is also open late on Thursdays (last seating at 8 PM).


SKETCHNG IN THE GALLERIES / Saturday, March 16, 10 AM / Following a brief drawing warm-up activity, visitors can practice sketching artwork around the museum. Paper and drawing utensils will be supplied. Pens and wet media are not permitted in the Nasher Museum galleries. Photo by J Caldwell

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FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, March 17, Noon to 4 PM / Celebrate Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections and selections from the permanent collection. Hands-on activities include gallery hunt, make-and-take crafts, live entertainment. Family Days are supported in part by the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, Fox Family Foundation, Nordstrom, Mindy and Guy Solie, and SunTrust foundation. In-kind support is provided by The Container Store®. Photo by J Caldwell


WANGECHI MUTU: A FANTASTIC JOURNEY / We are excited to announce the launch of our Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey site. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has organized Wangechi Mutu’s first survey in the United States, the most comprehensive and innovative show yet for this internationally renowned, multidisciplinary artist. The touring exhibition, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, opens March 21. The exhibition is curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum. nasher.duke.edu/mutu.

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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher student intern Elizabeth Turner writes, "As the viewer looks at the photograph, the woman on the couch looks right back. While the viewer inquisitively studies her expression, the woman in Lovely Six Foota is not inquisitively studying anything. In fact, the she is assured, even defiant." Read more.

IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the store and 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 banner image: Raymond Meeks, Abby, Jake, Jocko Valley, Montana, 2003. Continuous film gelatin silver print on board, edition 8/15, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (24.1 x 31.8 cm). Collection of Frank Konhaus and Ellen Cassilly/The Cassilhaus Collection. ©Raymond Meeks. New York, NY.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Edwin Locke, Walker Evans, profile, hand up to face, 1937. Nitrate Negative. Retrieved from Library of Congress record ID: fsa1997014657
Lower Image for QUIZ: Photo by J Caldwell
Image for BLOG: Mickalene Thomas, Lovely Six Foota, 2007. C-print; 19 x 23 3/8 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of Christen and Derek Wilson, 2010.12.1. Image courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LLC.
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 Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, 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 Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.
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TH (3/7) 6 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
SA (3/16) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SU (3/17) Noon Free Family Day
In addition to being a photographer, Walker Evans (pictured) was a staff writer for which American magazine? (click to answer)
-The Atlantic
-The New Yorker

Last week's quiz:  American photographer Diane Arbus once asked, “We stand on a precipice, then before a chasm, and as we wait it becomes higher, wider, deeper, but I am crazy enough to think it doesn’t matter which way we leap because when we leap we will have learned to fly. Is that blasphemy or faith?”
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