A Material Legacy
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A Material Legacy
Exhibition Opens: A Material Legacy
Thursday, February 18, 10 AM - 9 PM
The Nasher Museum presents A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, 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.

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).

Art with the Experts
Art with the Experts: The New Galleries
Monday, February 22, 7 PM
Join curator Marshall N. Price for a slide lecture on The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light. This event takes place at the Durham Public Library, Southwest Branch, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham.

Teacher Workshop
Teacher Workshop with Beverly McIver
Tuesday, February 23, 4 PM
Join the Nasher Museum education department and special guest, artist and Duke Professor Beverly McIver, for an evening of art appreciation, education, and celebration! The FREE program will include time to explore current exhibitions and a reception including light food and beer/wine. 

Learn more and register online

Dance of the Maize God
Documentary Film: Dance of the Maize God
Thursday, February 25, 7 PM
Documentary Film: Dance of the Maize God (2014, director David Lebrun, 96 minutes), to complement Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica, part of The New Galleries.

View Trailer.

Millennial's Guide to the Galaxy
Related: Millennial's Guide to the Galaxy
Opening Friday, February 19, Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago
Former Duke University student and Nasher Museum Nicole Rudden has organized Millennial's Guide to the Galaxy at the Alan Koppel Gallery in Chicago. "The eclectic body of works included aims to form a timeline through our ever-evolving perceptions of outer space, as explored by a variety of mediums." Learn more.

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Howard Hodgkin, Where Seldom is Heard a Discouraging Word, 2007–08. Oil on wood, 80 1/8 x 105 inches (203.5 x 266.7 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York. © Howard Hodgkin.

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.

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.

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.

Beverly McIver, Love Mom (detail), 2011. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase with funds provided by Marilyn M. Arthur, 2011.1.1. © Beverly McIver. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Dianna Frid, THE ASCENTS, 2001, Cloth, thread, heat transfers, Unique Book, Closed 8.5 x 14 inches; open 8.5 x 27 inches. Courtesy Alan Koppel Gallery.

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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