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Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion: Collecting and Presenting Work by Artists of African Descent
Thursday, February 11, 7 PM
Please come early — 6 PM — to mingle with our panelists and take in our exhibition that features works by many artists of African descent, Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection. Seats will fill up fast!

Join us for a lively conversation on collecting and presenting work by artists of African descent, with New York Times art critic Holland Cotter, Studio Museum in Harlem Director Thelma Golden, San Francisco art collector Pamela Joyner, New York gallery owner Jack Shainman and Pérez Art Museum (Miami) Director Franklin Sirmans. The panel will be moderated by Richard J. Powell, Dean of Humanities and John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke. This event is a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Central University Art Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Free and open to all.

NasherTeens Valentine's Day Meetup
Congrats to our new Nasher Teen Council members! We encourage all Nasher Teens to join us for our spring workshops. Learn more about the #NasherTeens and follow us on Instagram @NasherTeens.

The Art of Love
Special Tour: The Art of Love
Sunday, February 14, 2 PM
Have you ever had instant chemistry with a work of art? Or been turned right off? Join us for a chance to hear stories about art on view that will make you fall in love, want to break up or start a complicated relationship with works of art in our collection. You’ll discover art you love instantly and art that gives you more of a slow burn.

Enjoy a special St. Valentine's Day tour of works in our collection with gallery guide Ruth Caccavale. Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take this guided public tour. This tour is free with admission and lasts approximately one hour.

Henry Ward Beecher
Special Valentine's Day Goodies in the our Café and Store
This Sunday, purchase a delicious raspberry lambic mimosa at the Nasher Museum Café—and take home the Nasher Museum champagne flute for FREE. All week, shop for adorable Valentine's Day gifts in the Nasher Museum Store.

Henry Ward Beecher
Nasher Reads
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Wednesday, February 17, 11 AM and Sunday, February 21, 2 PM
The museum is hosting two book discussions on The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, authored by Debbie Applegate. Visitors are encouraged to read the book first. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Related: Third Friday Durham
Friday, February 19, 6-9 PM, throughout Durham
The Nasher Museum applauds Third Friday Durham, an evening of exploration of our local art community. Map. Highlights include Tilt-A-Whirl at SPECTRE Arts, a two-person installation by artists Martha Clippinger and Rachel Goodwin. The opening event features live performances by Knurr & Spell and The Wigg Report. Facebook event.

Nasher Creates
Nasher Creates: Sketching with Artist Erin Oliver
Saturday, February 20, 10 AM
Artist Erin Oliver will share a brief sketching demonstration--and then you can try it out in the galleries. The museum will provide drawing pencils.

This program is free with general museum admission ($5 for adults).

A Material Legacy
Exhibition Opens: A Material Legacy
Thursday, February 18, 10 AM - 9 PM
The Nasher Museum presents A Material Legacy, an exhibition that explores the innovative use of materials in art through more than 30 large-scale works, most of them made over the past decade. Collectors Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger have continued a family tradition by amassing a significant collection of contemporary art-sculpture, painting, drawing and multimedia works. A Material Legacy provides a glimpse into the varied approaches and techniques of artists today. More information.

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KAWS, Untitled, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 120 inches (182.9 x 304.8 cm). ©KAWS. Photo by Farzad Owrang.

Kehinde Wiley, Ivelaw III (study) (detail), 2006. Pencil and oil on paper, 27 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches (69.9 x 54.6 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Promised gift of Blake Byrne (T'57) in honor of Raymond D. Nasher. © Kehinde Wiley Studio. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Nicola Maria Rossi, Italian, Marriage of Jupiter and Juno (detail), c. 1720-1730. Oil on canvas, 35 x 27 inches (88.9 x 68.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. Gift of Joseph and Marilyn Sparling. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Martha Clippinger, Vortex, 2013, acrylic on cardboard and peach basket with mirror, 20 x 20 x 13 inches. Rachel Goodwin, Horizon, 2016, acrylic on wood, 40 x 40 inches.

Tony Cragg, Versus, 2011. Wood, 110 1/4 x 116 x 39 1/2 inches (280 x 295 x 100.3 cm). Image courtesy of the artist, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris and Marian Goodman Gallery. © Tony Cragg. Photo by Michael Richter.

Sketch courtesy Erin Oliver.  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.

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.

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