Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Four Wire Sculptures

Abstract painter Odili Donald Odita has chosen the Foster Street wall of the Downtown Durham YMCA, 218 W. Morgan St., as the site for his monumental wall painting. Thank you to the Downtown Durham YMCA--and Durham leaders--for embracing this project! The Nasher Museum has commissioned the mural for Nasher10, a celebration of our first decade at Duke and in Durham.

SAVE THE DATE: On Oct. 10, we’ll dedicate the mural at a Nasher10 Block Party in downtown Durham. The mural will remain on view for up to three years.

Art Museum Day
ART MUSEUM DAY / May 16, All Day / As part of the Association of Art Museum Directors sixth annual Art Museum Day, admission to the museum is free of charge all day! No ticket required, check in at the information desk. Sketching in the galleries at 10 AM.

Free Family Day - Poetry Fox
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, May 17, Noon - 4 PM / Join us for Free Family Day! We’ll be screenprinting shirts, Poetry Fox will be giving away free poems, there will be an area to take Kehinde Wiley-inspired portraits and the Arts in Action dance team leading a workshop at 1 PM. Materials will be available in English and Spanish.

Art of Nature
K-12 SUMMER TEACHER WORKSHOP / 2 Day Workshop: Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25, 9 AM – 4 PM, $35 / Join education staff from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the Nasher Museum of Art as we explore the many connections between visual art and natural science. Register online by May 29.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015
Looking for the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Look no further than the museum store.

Fear and Loathing

Tour with Your Tot /
Thursday, May 7, 11 AM more details.

Free Slow Art Tour / Saturday, May 9, 11 AM more details.

Fear and Loathing & The American Dream / Thursday, May 14, 6 PM more details.

Public Tours / Thursdays, 6 PM, Sundays, 2 PM / more details.

Banner: Mike Kelley, Four Wire Sculptures, 1990. Four parts: mixed media with yarn and wire, dimensions variable. Collection of Blake Byrne, T’57.

Art Museum Day photo by Audrey Blake Breheney.

All other 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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