@NasherMuseum / no. 038  March 19, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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Wednesday, March 20, 7 PM /
Don't miss the opening event for Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, the artist's first survey in the United States. Meet Wangechi Mutu, who was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition, organized by the Nasher Museum, is the most comprehensive and innovative show yet for this internationally renowned, multidisciplinary artist. Mutu has transformed the gallery into an environmental installation, including a monumental wall drawing, which allows visitors to immerse themselves in the artist's work.


K-12 EDUCATOR WORKSHOP WITH THE ARTIST WANGECHI MUTU / Thursday, March 21, 4 PM / Meet the artist and learn about the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The program will include a presentation by Wangechi Mutu, time to explore the exhibition independently and a light reception. Participants will receive partial CEU credit. This program is open to K-12 educators and administrators. The program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

family day
FREE FAMILY DAY / Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections and recent acquisitions to the permanent collection. Visitors enjoyed make-and-take crafts, a photo booth, close-up magic from Josh Lozoff, a live performance from Arts in Action and much more. Family Days are supported in part by the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, Fox Family Foundation, Mindy and Guy Solie, and SunTrust Foundation. In-kind support is provided by The Container Store®. View a slideshow. Photo by J Caldwell
Art with the Experts
ART WITH THE EXPERTS / Tuesday, April 2, 7 PM / Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, will present a slide lecture on Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections at the southwest branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham. Photo by J Caldwell
Art with the Experts
Friday, March 22, 5 PM / MFA|EDA 2013 kicks off this Friday, March 22, 5-10 PM in the newly renovated Power Plant building at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Opening reception in the Power Plant Gallery from 5-7 PM, followed by the the first film premieres from 7-10 pm in the Full Frame Theater. http://mfaeda2013.org for more info.
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FROM OUR BLOG / The image above is a closeup of a felt blanket, many of which are used by the artist throughout Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (opening Thursday, March 21). These blankets have many uses, perhaps most recognizably in relief efforts by humanitarian organizations around the world. Read more.

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Top banner image: While installing her exhibition at the Nasher Museum last week, Wangechi Mutu brought an array of collage materials, some of which she used in her entrance wall drawing. Photo by J Caldwell
Upper Image for QUIZ: Vera Lutter, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn: June 26, 1996 1996. Unique gelatin silver print mounted on canvas, 92 x 55 1/2 inches (233.7 x 141 cm). Collection of Dr. W. Kent Davis. ©Vera Lutter.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Photo by J Caldwell
Image for PREVIEW: (LEFT) Wangechi Mutu takes a break from installing her show at the Nasher Museum. Photo by J Caldwell. (RIGHT) Wangechi Mutu, Funkalicious fruit field, 2007 (detail). Ink, paint, mixed media, plastic pearls, and collage on Mylar; overall: 92 x 106 inches (233.7 x 269.24 cm). Collection of Glenn Scott Wright, London. Image courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery, London. © Wangechi Mutu.
Image for LEARN: Wancechi Mutu, Yo Mama, 2003. Ink, mica flakes, pressure-sensitive synthetic polymer sheeting, cut-and-pasted printed paper, painted paper, and synthetic polymer paint on paper; overall: 59 1/8 x 85 inches (150.2 x 215.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift, 2511.2005.a-b. © Wangechi Mutu. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. Photo by David Allison.
Image for VIEW: Lisa McCarty,1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Electric Hurricane Lamp), 2013. 4 x 5 film sheet exposed with handmade camera, LightJet Print, 40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm).
Image for BLOG: Detail of felt blanket used in installation of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
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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WE (3/20) 7 PM Wangechi Mutu Preview
TH (3/21) 4 PM K-12 Educator Workshop
FR (3/22) 5 PM MFA|EDA 2013
TU (4/2) 7 PM Art with the Experts
Vera Lutter darkened a room and allowed a pinhole of light to cast onto photographic paper. This is a large-scale version of which classic photographic technique? (click to answer)

-Ghost imaging
-Camera lucida
-Camera obscura
Last week's quiz: In All Access Fountain, Angela Bourodimos creates same-sex pairs of Barbie and Ken dolls to represent homosexual love.  Barbie debuted in 1959 at the American International Toy Fair.
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