@NasherMuseum / no. 039 March 26, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Funkalicious Fruit Field
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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
First Thursday
FIRST THURSDAY / Thursday, April 4, 6 PM / The Nasher Museum's education department invites visitors of all ages to make collages inspired by Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The event is free and open to the public. Cash bar at 5:30 PM. Photo by J Caldwell
First Thursday
ART FOR ALL / Sunday, April 7, 2 PM / Join the Nasher Student Advisory Board in celebrating the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey and the 50th anniversary of the first black students enrolled at Duke. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is part of museum’s ongoing focus on African, African American and African Diaspora artists.
First Thursday
SUPPORTING MEMBER EVENT / Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM / See Light Sensitive through the eyes of photographer MJ Sharp and interim director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator Sarah Schroth.  All Supporting Members are invited to attend (members at the Young Friend $90, Sponsor $100 and above). RSVP: call 919-684-3411 or email nashermembership@duke.edu. Photo by J Caldwell
family day
FILTERED: DUKE UNIVERSITY STUDENT PARTY / Duke students celebrated the opening of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, as well as Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections and selections from the permanent collection last Friday night. They also enjoyed photo booths, live music and dancing. View slideshow. Photo by J Caldwell
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FROM OUR BLOG / The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University presents artist Wangechi Mutu’s first animated video, created in collaboration with recording artist Santigold and co-released by MOCAtv on YouTube. The 8-minute video, The End of eating Everything, marks the journey of a flying, planet-like creature navigating a bleak skyscape. This “sick planet” creature is lost in a polluted atmosphere, without grounding or roots, led by hunger towards its own destruction. The animation’s audio, also created by Mutu, fuses industrial and organic sounds. Read more.

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Top banner image: 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.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Wangechi Mutu, Root of All Eves, 2010. Mixed-media ink, paint, and collage on Mylar; 96 3/4 x 58 inches (245.7 x 147.3 cm). Collection of George Hartman and Arlene Goldman, Toronto, Canada. © Wangechi Mutu.
Lower 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.
Image for CELEBRATE: 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 BLOG: Wangechi Mutu, The End of eating Everything (still detail), 2013. Animated video (color, sound), 8:00 minute loop, edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
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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Mylar is employed in many of Wangechi Mutu's works of art. Mylar was created in the 1950s and comes from a long line of similar compounds dating back to the early 1900s. Which was the first thermoplastic? (click to answer)

Last week's quiz: Vera Lutter's Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn: June 26, 1996 was created using a large camera obscura.
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