Reality of My Surroundings
@NasherMuseum no. 173 / Necklace CNN
Collections come to light
Collections Come to Light: Nasher Museum and Duke Gardens
Thursday, October 29, 3-5 PM
Join us for a special afternoon to combine your love for art, photography, horticulture and landscapes. Curators will take us through several of the new galleries at the Nasher Museum, followed by activities at Duke Gardens. Registration details and more information.

Lorna Simpson
Artist Talk: Lorna Simpson
Friday, November 6, 7-8 PM
Artist Lorna Simpson gives a free public talk as part of the John Hope Franklin Centenary Symposium, Global Slaveries, Impossible Freedoms. The talk follows a dance performace by Slippage. Co-sponsored by the Office of the University President and African and African American Studies. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

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

Special Themed Tour / What is it made of? / Sunday, November 1, 2 PM / more details

Special Themed Tour / Funny meeting you here / Thursday, November 5, 6 PM / more details

Special Themed Tour / Cultural connections / Sunday, November 8, 2 PM / more details

The Artist Project
"There's tremendous beauty in people's pain and their suffering."
In a recent installment of The Artist Project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses Gordon Parks' Red Jackson. Frazier's work is on view now in our contemporary exhibition, Reality of My Surroundings. Watch.

From our blog
Noah Davis, an artist whose work is part of the Nasher’s collection, passed away late this summer at the age of 32. Read some of the artist’s own words and words by those who knew him.

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
Forever Duke
Thank you to the hundreds of Duke graduates who joined us in New York at the new Whitney Museum of American Art to celebrate the Nasher Museum’s traveling exhibition, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist! View photos from the event.

2015 Gala
Join us for Next at the Nasher 2015 Gala!
Support your museum at the art event of the season – celebrate a decade with music by Brooklyn-based band, Bandits on the Run. Get tickets now.

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Thomas Hirschhorn, Necklace CNN, 2002. Cardboard, foil, plastic, gold wrapping paper, and tape; edition 3/50; 98 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 4 inches (250.2 x 80 x 10.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of the Rubell Family Collection in honor of Blake Byrne, T’57, 2012.9.1. © Thomas Hirschhorn. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Ansel Adams, Lodgepole Pines, Lyell Fork of the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, 1921 (printed 1981). Gelatin silver print, 10 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches (25.7 x 32.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Bequest of the Aubrey Courtney Shives, Jr. (T'66) Trust; 2011.8.4. © 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

François Gérard, French, Clytemnestra Receiving the News of Iphigenia’s Impending Sacrifice (detail), 1787. Oil on canvas, 30 1⁄2 x 38 1⁄4 inches (77.5 x 97.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Museum purchase, 2002.31.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Noah Davis, Black Widow with Brothers Fighting, 2008. Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 inches (132.1 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16, P’19, P’19); 2009.4.1. © Noah Davis Estate. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Iván Navarro, ME/WE (Water Tower) from This Land is Your Land, 2014. Neon, wood, painted steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, mirror, one-way mirror and electric energy, 189 x 105 1/8 x 105 1/8 inches (480.1 x 267 x 267 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Photo 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.

Both murals by Odili Donald Odita are commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Both murals are made possible by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and Council for the Arts Visiting Artist Program of Duke University; the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation; and Elizabeth Hitchins Quigley and L. Matthew Quigley. Additional generous support is provided by Nasher Annual Fund donors.

The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light is made possible by Nasher Annual Fund donors with special support from Anita and John Schwarz.

The presentation of Richard Mosse: The Enclave at the Nasher Museum is made possible by Trent Carmichael, Katie Thorpe Kerr and Terrance I. R. Kerr, Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, and Gail M.D. Belvett.

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