Reality of My Surroundings
@NasherMuseum no. 174 / Girls, Tricky
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.

Art with the Experts
Art with the Experts, Durham Public Library
Monday, November 9, 7 PM

Join Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker and Jessica Ruhle, manager of public education, for a discussion and slide lecture on Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection.

Durham Public Library, Main Branch, 300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC.

Upcoming Tours
Public Tours / Thursdays, 6 PM, Sundays, 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

Gallery Talk
Gallery Talk in Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica
Thursday, November 12, 6 PM
Gallery Talk in Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica, part of The New Galleries, with Elvira Vilches, assoicate research professor of romance studies at Duke. Chocolate tasting to follow.

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.

Wein Prize
Njideka Akunyili Crosby Wins Wein Prize
Congratulations to Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a Nigerian-born painter whose work is part of our collection, and now on view in Reality of My Surroundings. The Studio Museum in Harlem awarded Crosby the Wein Prize - a $50,000 award. Past recipients include such esteemed artists as Lorna Simpson (who will give a talk Friday at the Nasher Museum), Glenn Ligon and Trenton Doyle Hancock.

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Steve McQueen, Girls, Tricky (clip), 2001. Video (color, sound), 14:47 minute loop, edition 1/4. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of William and Ruth True, 2014.27.1. © Steve McQueen.

Ebony G. Patterson, ...shortly after 8- beyond the bladez (detail), 2014. Mixed media on paper, 92 x 111 inches (233.7 x 281.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Blake Byrne (T'57) and Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P'15); 2015.3.1. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. © Ebony G. Patterson.
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.

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.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 64 x 82 7/8 inches (162.6 x 210.5 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Promised gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16, P’19, P’19); L.28.2013.1. © Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

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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