@NasherMuseum / no. 115 / September 16, 2014  --  (Archive)
Robert Rauschenberg - Autobiography
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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Understanding is a form of blindness. Good art, I think, can never be understood.
–Robert Rauschenberg
Price - Miró
EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT: "JOAN Miró: PREHISTORIC POET," TALK BY MARSHALL N. PRICE / Thursday, September 18, 7 PM / Join us in the lecture hall for a talk by Marshall N. Price, coordinating curator of Miró: The Experience of Seeing and Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum. Reception with cash bar to follow. Lecture is free; ticket required for entry to Miró exhibition.
Opening of Miró
THANK YOU! / We would like to thank everyone who attended our special preview of Miró: The Experience of Seeing. We give special thanks to the generous support of, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Marilyn M. Arthur, the Estate of Dorothy Lander, Frances P. Rollins, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Victor and Lenore Behar, Trent Carmichael, Katie Thorpe Kerr and Terrance I. R. Kerr, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, Deborah DeMott, Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger, Chrissy and Joel Huber, Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and Lance Van Winkle, Kathi and Steve Eason, Erickson Advisors, Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke University, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Parker and Otis, Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan, Mindy and Guy Solie, Richard Tigner, Carolyn Aaronson, Arjuna Capital, Jo and Peter Baer, Carol O’Brien Associates, Inc., Ruth and Sidney Cox, Ann and Rhodes Craver, Department of Romance Studies at Duke University, Pepper and Donald Fluke, Bill and Carol Griffith, Eunice and Herman Grossman, Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield, Thomas S. Kenan Foundation, Doren Pinnell, Jonathan J. Prinz, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Timothy D. Warmath, and the Zinn Family. View a photo gallery of our recent Miró Premiere event.
K-12 Educator Open House Workshop
FREE K-12 EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE WORKSHOP / Tuesday, September 23, 4 PM / This workshop will focus on the exhibition Miró: The Experience of Seeing. Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will provide an introduction to Miró’s life, art, and the exhibition. This FREE program will also include hands-on activities, time to explore the exhibition independently and a light reception including Spanish wines. Participants will receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials to use in the classroom. Register for this workshop by Friday, September 19.
Spanish Wine Tasting
SPANISH WINE TASTING / Thursday, September 25, 6 PM / Experience the perfect pairing of fine wines and great art. Free for same day Miró exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21 with proper ID. Due to the popularity of the exhibition and these wine tastings, groups are encouraged to contact nasherevents@duke.edu to make arrangements for private tastings or special events.
Free Family Day
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, September 28, Noon - 4 PM / Enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.

Admission to Miró: The Experience of Seeing and Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting is free! Space in the galleries is limited and entry lines may be expected.
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LEARN / John Cage devoted a chapter of his first book, Silence (1961), to Rauschenberg, whose White Paintings Cage described as “airports for the lights, shadows and particles,” which caught “whatever fell on them.” “Why did I not look at them with my magnifying glass?” Cage asked himself. 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 mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk.

Banner: Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography (detail), 1968. Offset lithograph on paper, 66.13 x 145.5 inches overall (167.96 x 369.47cm), 66 1/8 x 48 3/4 inches each (167.96 x 123.83 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of Marian B. Javits, 1991.15.1. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
SKETCH: A Sketching in the Galleries participant studies works of art by Leonid Lerman in the current exhibition, Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting. Photo by J Caldwell.
TASTE: Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0
LEARN: Robert Rauschenberg, White Painting [seven panel] (detail), 1951. Oil on canvas, 72 x 125 inches (182.9 x 320 cm). Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, New York. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.
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 (9/18) 7 PM Talk by Curator Marshall Price
SA (9/20) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
TU (9/23) 4 PM K-12 Teacher Workshop
TH (9/25) 6 PM Spanish Wine Tasting
SA (9/27) All Day Museum Day Live!
SU (9/28) Noon Free Family Day
Saturday, September 20, 10 AM

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher will present a brief lesson and demonstration of tips and techniques for effectively using color in drawing and sketching. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. Admission to the Miró: The Experience of Seeing is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

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The Dolls Room

To accompany the exhibition Miró: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors. October's selection is The Dolls Roomby Llorenç Villalonga.

Wednesday, October 8, 11 AM, and Sunday, October 12, 2 PM, at the Nasher Museum. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. The Painter of Battles is available for purchase in the  Nasher Museum Store.

Come back again and again to see the monumental sculptures and paintings of Miró! Each time you visit, you’ll discover different ways to earn stars on the Miró Stars Card, a new kind of “frequent-flier card” that includes the store, café and Miró events, including group tours. Ten stars will win you a free two-month Nasher Museum membership or benefits, prizes and two free Miró tickets─or you can fill your Miró Stars Card to extend your membership by two months. Ask for your own Miró Stars Card at the information desk.
Join, renew, upgrade or give the gift of membership online or by calling 919-684-3411.
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