@NasherMuseum / no. 116 / September 23, 2014  --  (Archive)
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The Dolls' Room
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Miró used stars like the one below in his work, in his earliest drawings as a young boy, inspired by the windmills on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Miró was a contemporary of Picasso and briefly aligned with the Surrealists in the late 1920s. He went on to create a phenomenal pictorial and sculptural universe. #MiroMinute
Spanish Wine Tasting
SPANISH WINE TASTING / Thursday, September 25, 6-8 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. Special thanks to Empire Distributing and Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits for sharing their selections of Spanish albariños and white “superfruit” sangria.
Free Family Day
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, September 28, Noon - 4 PM / Live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts. Enjoy a magic show and bluegrass music. Poetry Fox will write you a poem on the spot with his typewriter. Admission is free to Miró: The Experience of Seeing and Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting.
Gallery tour: Duke Couples in Dialogue on Rauschenberg and Artists in the Collection
GALLERY TOUR: DUKE COUPLES IN DIALOGUE ON RAUSCHENBERG AND ARTISTS IN THE COLLECTION / Thursday, October 2, 6 PM / Join two scholarly Duke couples on a casual, personal and fun tour of Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting. Curator Kristine Stiles asked each couple to select works of art in the exhibition and think about them as “conversations” with an enormous range of interpretation. Couples are photographer and former director of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies Tom Rankin and author Jill McCorkle, along with Duke’s Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, and Joseph Donahue, Professor of the Practice of English at Duke. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
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BLOG / The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000, three-year grant to the Nasher Museum to enhance collaborations with faculty and students on teaching, exhibitions and research. 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: Photo by J Caldwell
TASTE: Photo by Gianni Dominici / CC BY-ND 2.0
STAR: Joan Miró, Caress of a Bird (La Caresse d'un oiseau), 1967. Painted bronze, 123 × 43 1/2 × 19 inches (312.4 × 110.5 × 48.3 cm). Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas. © Successió Miró / 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, New York / ADAGP, Paris, France.
TOUR, EXPERIENCE, DIALOGUE and SHOP 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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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
TH (10/2) 6 PM Gallery Tour
MO (10/6) 6:30 PM Art with the Experts
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.
Take a public guided tour to find out why Miró was one of the greatest innovators of 20th-century art. Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may purchase tickets for a public guided tour of the exhibition.

Public guided tours are offered Thursdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tours last approximately one hour.

To purchase tour tickets, visit the museum front desk. Space is limited.

Tour prices include the price of admission to the exhibition. Prices include admission to all exhibitions at the museum.

$16 per person for adults
$14 per person for seniors
$12 for non-Duke students with student ID
$4 per person for Nasher Museum members
$6 per person for Duke Students with student ID
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' Room by 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.

Join, renew, upgrade or give the gift of membership online or by calling 919-684-3411.
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