Nocturnal (Cinematic Sky)
@NasherMuseum no. 192 / Down Home Taste
Free Family Day
Free Family Day
Sunday, March 13, Noon-4 PM
This exciting Family Day will focus on A Material Legacy, with art making activities that explore non-traditional materials in conjunction with the Scrap Exchange and performances at 1 PM and 2:30 PM by Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences Should be a blast for all!

Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.

Nasher Reads - The White Road
Nasher Reads: The White Road
Wednesday, March 16, 11 AM & Sunday, March, 20, 2 PM
The museum is hosting two book discussions on The White Road, written by Edmund de Waal, whose work is now on view, as part of A Material Legacy.

Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Nasher Creates
Nasher Creates: Sketching with Artist William Paul Thomas
Saturday, March 19, 10 AM
Artist William Paul Thomas 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 at the Durham Library Main Branch
Monday, March 21, 7 PM
Join Jessica Ruhle, Manager of Public Education, for a conversation about Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program. Hear about museum tours for visitors with memory loss and learn strategies for discussing art with loved ones with dementia.

This event takes place at the Durham County Library Main Branch, 300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701.

Speed Museum Reopens
Related: Speed Museum Reopens
Congratulations to our colleagues at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky! The Speed will reopen after an extensive renovation on Saturday, March 12. The Speed is the second venue for our upcoming exhibition, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. Southern Accent opens Sept. 1, 2016, at the Nasher Museum and travels to the Speed on April 29, 2017.

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Teresita Fernández, Nocturnal (Cinematic Sky) (detail), 2011. Solid graphite on wood panel, 96 x 72 inches (243.8 x 182.9 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, New York. © Teresita Fernández.

Barkley L. Hendricks, Down Home Taste, 1971. Oil and acrylic on linen; 48.75 x 48.625 inches (123.83 x 123.51 cm). Willard Straight Hall Art Collection, Ithaca, New York. Gift of Michael Straight. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York. © Barkley Hendricks.

Sketch courtesy William Paul Thomas. 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.

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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