@NasherMuseum / no. 106 / July 15, 2014  --  (Archive)
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Summer Days Nasher Nights - Wine Tasting
SIP, SAMPLE, SHOP / Thursday, July 17, 6 PM / Start the evening with great wine and passed hors d’oeuvres by the Nasher Museum Café, then enjoy the galleries at your own pace. The $10 pass covers tastings of four selections from the Tryon Beverage portfolio and a 20%-off coupon for shopping that evening at the Nasher Museum Store. Participants must be of legal drinking age with proper ID.
Sketching in the Galleries
SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES / Saturday, July 19, 10 AM / After a quick warm-up activity, visitors can practice sketching works of art around the museum. We’ll supply the paper and drawing utensils. Pens and wet media are not permitted in the Nasher Museum galleries. Free and open to the public.
Exclusive Tour - Words and Pictures
EXCLUSIVE SUPPORTING MEMBER EVENT / Tuesday, July 22, 7 PM / Experience our public schools outreach program, Words & Pictures, with an adult spin. Enjoy cocktails and refreshments and learn what your membership supports directly. By invitation only. To become a members, call 919-684-3411 or email nashermembership@duke.edu.
Half of a Yellow Sun
DINNER AND A MOVIE - HALF OF A YELLOW SUN / Thursday, July 24, 5 PM / Savor a two-course dinner special at the Nasher Museum Café before a free film at 7 PM (lecture hall opens at 6:30 PM). This week's film is Half of a Yellow Sun (learn more and view trailer). We encourage you to make a reservation, either online or by calling 919-684-6032. Limited reservations remain.
The Art of Listening
LISTENING TO THE ART: PUBLIC TOUR / Thursday, July 24, 6 PM / Join Gallery Guide Ruth Caccavale for a music filled public tour of the exhibition Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection. This tour will explore how music inspires and influences an assortment of artists in the Nasher Museum's permanent collection.

Public tours are free of charge to individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people. Tours last approximately one hour.
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BLOG / Refreshing summer news from the Nasher Museum. More.

IN THE STORE / All of the novels for the Summer Days, Nasher Nights book discussion series are availabe in the Nasher Museum 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 mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk.

Banner: Njideka Akunyili, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer (detail), 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 64 × 82 7/8 inches (162.6 × 210.5 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Promised gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P’15); L.28.2013.1. © Njideka Akunyili. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
CONNECT: Robert Pruitt, Mama (detail), 2011. Conté, gold leaf, and charcoal on hand-dyed paper; 72 3/8 x 60 inches (183.8 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Gift of Blake Byrne, T'57, in honor of Kimerly Rorschach; 2012.20.1. © Robert Pruitt. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
LISTEN: Taiyo Kimura, Haunted by You, 2009. Video (color, sound), 4:20 minute loop. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Museum purchase with funds provided by The Lori and David Arthur Fund for Asian Art, 2011.4.1. Still courtesy of the artist. © Taiyo Kimura
TOAST, SKETCH, TOUR, REFRESH and BLOG photos by J Caldwell.
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 (7/16) 11 AM Book Discussion: Americanah
TH (7/17) 6 PM Wine Tasting
SA (7/19) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SA (7/19) 2 PM Intl. Screendance Festival
SU (7/20) 2 PM Book Discussion: Americanah
TU (7/22) 7 PM Supporting Member Tour
TH (7/24) 5 PM Dinner and a Movie
TH (7/24) 6 PM Listening to the Art

Look for the label above seven works of art in Sound Vision that connect with our Academic Focus Gallery, located near the museum classrooms.

The Academic Focus Gallery features an installation of works in the collection inspired by Duke’s summer reading selection, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The book is available in the Nasher Museum Store. Join us for discussions about the book on July 16 and 20. #nasherbookchat
Each year, Duke’s incoming first-year class reads a book as a tool to foster community and adjust to college life. This year, the Duke-Durham community is encouraged to participate in joining the discussion of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wednesday, July 16, 11 AM, and Sunday, July 20, 2 PM, at the Nasher Museum. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Americanah is available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.
American Dance Festival presents
International Screendance Festival

at the Nasher Museum 
Saturday, July 19, 2 PM

This is the final film in the International Screendance Festival, so make plans to spend a cool Saturday at the Nasher Museum. Brunch is served in the Nasher Museum Café starting at 11 AM, and exhibitions can be viewed throughout the day. For information about complimentary museum admission and café discounts, visit nasher.duke.edu/join.
The Museum Guard: A Novel
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Admission is free to the museum through July 25, 2014.

General admission to the Nasher Museum is $5 ($4 for Seniors). Admission is FREE for Nasher Museum members, children 15 and under, Duke students, faculty and staff with Duke I.D. and Duke Alumni Association Members with Alumni Membership Card. Thursday, 5-9 PM, admission is free for all.

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