William Cordova - Pachacuti
@NasherMuseum no. 179 / Member Appreciation Week
Member Holiday Party
Member Appreciation Week
Today through Saturday, Nasher Museum members enjoy discounts in the store and café. Have you joined yet? Visit us online.

Art with the Experts: Renaissance and Baroque Art
Monday, December 14, 7 PM, Durham Public Library Main Branch

Join assistant curator Molly Boarati for a discussion and slide lecture on The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light. Molly will share highlights from European Art, c. 1400-1900, focusing on the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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

Holiday Schedule
Happy Holidays!
The museum will be closed on the following dates:

Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve (closing early at 5 PM)
New Year's Day

Nasher Museum Store
Holiday Shopping in the Nasher Museum Store
To celebrate Member Appreciation Week, the Nasher Museum Store features gifts that are unusual, inspired and affordable for everyone on your list. All week, museum members, Duke employees and Duke students enjoy a 20% discount in the store! Brummer Society Members enjoy a 40% discount.

Select jewelry and gifts are 50% off while supplies last!*

*Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Click the kitties to see our 2015 holiday gift guide. =^_^=

Sketching in the Galleries
Sketching in the Galleries with artist Erin Oliver
Saturday, December 19, 10 AM
Artist Erin Oliver will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. 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.

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Modern and Contemporary African-American Art / Thursday, December 10, 6 PM / more details

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

Hip Hop Hooray
Hip Hop Hooray
Wednesday, December 30, 10:30 AM
Bring the family to see the newest performance by The Beast, Durham’s favorite hip-hop band. This show will include original music, puppets and more! Recommended for children ages 10 and younger, but all ages are welcome. Free with museum admission.

Paul and Damon McCarthys Priate Party
Opening soon: Full Exposure: Paul and Damon McCarthy's Priate Party
Saturday, December 12
This Incubator installation is curated by seven graduate students in Duke Professor Kristine Stiles’s fall 2015 course, Performance and Performativity. It features 33 photographs from the McCarthys’ Pirate Party Photograph Portfolio (2005), a promised gift from Blake Byrne. More.

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William Cordova, Pachacuti (detail), 2004-2007. Ink, graphite, and mixed media on paper; each panel approx. 9 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches (23.2 x 29.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase, 2007.4.1. © William Cordova. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

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.

French, Four reliefs of apostles, c. 1125-1150. Limestone, approx. 34 x 11 3/4 inches (86.4 x 29.8 cm) each. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. The Brummer Collection, 1966.147-150.1. Photo by J Caldwell.

Carrie Mae Weems, I Looked and Looked to See What so Terrified You from the Louisiana Project, 2003. Chromogenic prints, edition 4/5, 35 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches (90.8 × 60.3 cm) each. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase, 2014.3.1. © Carrie Mae Weems. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York.

Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy, Pirate Party Photograph Portfolio, 2005. One of 79 color photographs, edition 5/10, 20 x 13 1/4 inches (50.8 x 33.7 cm) each. Nasher Museum of Art. Promised gift of Blake Byrne, T'57; L.4.2007.23.26. © Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy. Image courtesy of the artists and Hauser & Wirth, New York.

Phot of artist Richard Mosse with visitors by J Caldwell. Ornament photo by J Caldwell.

Sketch courtesy Erin Oliver.

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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