@NasherMuseum / no. 144 / April 7, 2015  --  (Archive)
Animals Running Through Fire
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Animals Running Through Fire
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Panel Discussion
“COLLECTING, PHILANTHROPY AND ETHICS” / Thursday, April 9, 6 PM, gallery tour / 7 PM panel discussion / Art world luminaries discuss social responsibility and collecting art: L.A. collector Blake Byrne (class of ’57), whose collection is on view in the exhibition Open This End, with NY collector Mike Levine (class of ’84), Peter Boris, executive vice president of Pace Gallery, NY, and Brian Boucher, senior writer for Artnet News.
Slow Art Day
SLOW ART DAY TOURS / Saturday, April 11, 10:30 AM and 11 AM / The Nasher Museum joins many other museums in celebrating national Slow Art Day. We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Ask for stools and sketching materials at the front desk.

Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours will spend 30 minutes with a single work of art. Visitors may join the group for a single tour or attend both tours for a 60 minute slow art experience. Tours are free with museum admission.
SYMPOSIUM: SEEING COLOR: ART, VISION AND THE BRAIN / Monday, April 13, 9 AM - 6 PM / Join leading researchers, art historians and artists to discuss how we see color: an exploration of color, brightness, visual perception and the intersection of neuroscience and art. This symposium is a collaboration between the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Bass Connections: Brain & Society and the Nasher Museum. Registration is required.

The event is free and open to the public and takes place in the lecture hall.
919 Interviews
AREA 919 / The Nasher Museum presents two more video interviews with artists from Area 919: Artists in the Triangle. View.
Art with the Experts
ART WITH THE EXPERTS AT DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH / Monday, April 20, 7 PM / Join Curator Marshall N. Price on Colour Correction. This event is at the Durham County Library Main Branch, 300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701.
BLOG                           SHOP
Art Journey     Open This End catalogue
BLOG / Art Journey: Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake ByrneMore.
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: Nicholas Monro, Animals Running Through Fire (detail), 1970. Screenprint on paper, 26 1/4 x 34 3/8 inches (66.7 x 87.3 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of Mr. Lavere G. Lund, 1980.101.15. © Nicholas Monro. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

DISCUSS: Kehinde Wiley, St. John the Baptist II (detail), 2006. Oil on canvas, 96 x 72 inches (243.8 x 182.9 cm). Collection of Blake Byrne, T’57, promised gift to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, L.6.2011.1. © Kehinde Wiley Studio. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

SEE: Josef Albers, Formulation: Articulation, 1972. Screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper, 6 3/16 x 17 5/16 inches (15.7 x 44 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of The Josef Albers Foundation, 1975.8.1.8. © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

LEARN: Liliane Lijn, Koan – Cuts III (detail), 1971. Screenprint with collage on paper, 22 x 31 1/2 inches (55.9 x 80 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of Mr. Kenneth Dorman, 1980.104.3. © Liliane Lijn. All Rights Reserved, DACS, London and ARS, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

BLOG: Photo by Ed Carreon.
SLOW, SKETCH, WATCH, 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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TH (4/9) 6 PM Gallery Tour with Blake Byrne
SA (4/11) 10:30 and 11 AM Slow Art Day tours
SU (4/12) All Day Last chance to see Area 919
MO (4/13) All Day Art, Vision and The Brain
WE (4/15) 11 AM Book Discussion
SA (4/18) 10 AM Sketching in the Galleries
SU (4/19) 2 AM Book Discussion
MO (4/20) 7 AM Art with the Experts
Power of the Ballot
Visitors are invited to experience Stacey L. Kirby’s latest work Power of the Ballot (2014), part of Area 919: Artists in the Triangle. This “performative interaction” asks visitors to consider “What obstacles do you overcome to vote?” Chief Precinct Officer Kirby and/or her Precinct Officers of the Interior will be at the Nasher Museum activating her performance installation throughout the run of the exhibition.

Complete performance schedule.

To accompany the exhibition Area 919, the museum is hosting two book discussions on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S. Thompson. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  

Wednesday, April 15, 11 AM and April, March 19, 2 PM 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.
Sketching in the Galleries
Saturday, April 18, 10 AM

A local art teacher will present a brief lesson and demonstration of various ways to respond to visual art by creating your own sketches. 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. General museum admission is $5 for adults.
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