@NasherMuseum / no. 128 / December 16, 2014  --  (Archive)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Arcadian Retreat
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Google Hangout with Curator Marshall Price
GOOGLE HANGOUTS - MIRÓ IN DEPTH / Wednesday, December 17, 12:30 PM / Spend 20 minutes with curator Marshall Price as he closely examines two key works of art in Miró: The Experience of Seeing. This is a great way to get to know two important works of art before visiting in person. Join the hangout!
Live Spanish Music
LIVE SPANISH MUSIC / Saturday, December 27, Noon / Enjoy Spanish guitar music from the 16th century to the present, while visiting the Miró exhibition, dining in the museum café, or shopping in the store. Dennis Aberle, who has studied flamenco guitar and song accompaniment in Sevilla, Spain, will play in the museum’s Great Hall. Brunch seating in the café may be reserved online or by calling 919-684-6032. 
Ferdinand the Bull
FERDINAND THE BULL / Tuesday, December 30, 10:30 AM / Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. Before a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull. Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.
Bubbles and Brunch
BUBBLES AND BRUNCH / Wednesday, December 31, 11 AM / Celebrate New Year’s Eve early in the Nasher Museum Café with a glass of Spanish cava, and a menu featuring Spanish bocadillos and tortillas.  Museum members receive two complimentary exhibition tickets and always enjoy a 10% discount in the museum café.  Café reservations may be made online or by calling 919-684-6032.
Member Holiday Party
THANK YOU! / Many thanks to all the members who attended our recent Annual Member Party. More than 300 members enjoyed Spanish music, deconstructed paella and free posters! View photos from the event.
BLOG                           SHOP
Art Basel     Ornaments
BLOG / MIAMI—Curious crowds gathered on Miami Beach to see Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s intricate sculptures. Named “Strandbeests” by their inventor, these wind-powered creatures are constructed from PVC pipes, sails and plastic bottles. 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, Contest (Arcadian Retreat) (detail), 1996. Fresco in artist's frame, 74 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches (189.2 x 97.79 cm). Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, New York. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York. Photo by J Caldwell.
SKETCH: Photo by Laura Frankstone.
TOAST: Photo by Dave Clements / CC BY-ND
CONGRATULATE: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, 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.
HANGOUT, INSPIRE 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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WE (12/17) 12:30 PM Google Hangout
SA (12/20) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SA (12/27) Noon Live Spanish Guitar
SU (12/28) 1 PM Sardana Demonstration
TU (12/30) 10:30 AM Ferdinand the Bull
WE (12/31) 11 AM Bubbles and Brunch

The museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize
Congratulations to Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 2014 winner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Her work is part of the Nasher Museum’s collection. Jurors wrote, “Her bold yet intimate paintings are among the most visually, conceptually and technically exciting work being made today."
Sketching in the Galleries
Sketching in the Galleries
Saturday, December 20, 10 AM

Laura Frankstone will lead a short sketching lesson at 10:10 AM. Then you can try it out in the galleries! All levels welcome. Free with admission. More.
Araiadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

To accompany the exhibition Miró, the museum hosts book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors. January's selection is Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu.

Sunday, January 11, 2 PM, and Wednesday, January 14, 11 AM, at the Nasher Museum. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. The book 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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Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10 AM to 5 PM
Thu - 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun - Noon to 5 PM
Mon - closed
Admission to Miró: The Experience of Seeing

Members: 2 free tickets per adult member (additional tickets for 10% discount)
Adults: $12
Children 7 – 17: $6 / Children 6 and under: FREE
Seniors (65 and older): $10
Duke Faculty/Staff: $6 (limit 1 ticket per ID)
Duke University students: FREE (limit 1 ticket per ID)
Non-Duke Students: $8 (limit 1 ticket per ID)
Duke Alumni Association members with I.D.: $6
Active Duty Military and families (limit 6 tickets): $6

Miró: The Experience of Seeing are always available at the Nasher front desk. Purchase your tickets in person at the museum on the day of your visit.

Admission to Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting and the permanent collection:

5 Adults
$4 Seniors (65 and older)
$3 Non-Duke students with student ID

Nasher Museum members
Children 15 and under
Duke students, faculty and staff with DukeCard or Duke Medicine ID
Duke Alumni Assoc. Members with Alumni Membership Card
Every Thursday evening, 5-9 PM

Admission is also FREE to all active duty military personnel and up to five family members, with military ID: Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.