Kara Walker
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Nasher Reads - The White Road
Nasher Reads: The White Road
Wednesday, March 16, 11 AM & Sunday, March, 20, 2 PM
Join us for 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 before 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.

Nasher Teens Meetup: Copy/Paste
Thursday, March 24, 4-6 PM
A free workshop invites teens to explore A Material Legacy and discuss how artists can copy, borrow or steal from other artists. Teens will create their own virtual work inspired by works on view. Come learn more about the Nasher’s newest exhibition and join other teens in the galleries.  Space is limited. Please register online and reserve a spot!

Brunch in the Nasher Museum Cafe!
Celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch, noon-3 PM, featuring an a la carte menu, raspberry mimosas and a special dessert.

Starting March 26, the cafe will serve brunch on Saturdays 10 AM-3 PM and, as usual, Sundays, noon-3 PM.

eyes that run like leaping fire
Dramatic Reading: The Bacchae
Thursday, March 24, 6 PM
Explore the world of Dionysos and The Bacchae, the inspiration for Elliott Hundley's eyes that run like leaping fire part of A Material Legacy. This ancient tragedy written by Euripides (5thcentury BCE) culminates in the discovery that Agave, mother of Pentheus, the king of Thebes, has murdered her son while she was under the influence of the god Dionysos.

Professor Peter Burian, professor emeritus of Classical studies and an expert in Greek drama and its reception through the ages, will discuss the play and its context, followed by a dramatic reading from professional theater artist Jules Odendahl-James and Jeff Storer, professor of theater studies and co-founder of Manbites Dog Theater.

Free and open to all. Program begins at 6 PM in the galleries.

The Harrowing of Hell
FREE Slow Art Tour: The Harrowing of Hell
Saturday, March 26, 11 AM
Enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, Slow Art Tours spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Saturday's discussion will focus on the anonymous 16th-century German painting The Harrowing of Hell. This arresting painting depicts the moment when Jesus descends into purgatory, before the resurrection. In our example, the Lenten subject is paired with surprising imagery relating to the Counter-Reformation movement. Seating is provided and the discussion will be led by gallery guide Ruth Caccavale.

Barkley L. Hendricks
Related: Hello, Barkley L. Hendricks!
Just three years after his stunning solo show at Jack Shainman Gallery, American painter Barkley L. Hendricks is wowing us again with "new oil and acrylic paintings that are his most political to date."

Let's get on a plane to New York: Opening reception, March 17, Jack Shainman Gallery, 424 West 24th St., NY. Here in Durham, Barkley's 1975 work Take All the Time You Need (Adrienne Hawkins) is on view in our exhibition, Reality of My Surroundings. Read more.

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Kara Walker, Object Lesson in Empire Building (detail), 2014. Graphite and char- coal on paper, 72 1/4 x 94 3/4 inches (183.5 x 240.7 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, New York. © Kara Walker.

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

Elliott Hundley, eyes that run like leaping fire (detail), 2011. Wood, soundboard, ink- jet print on Kitakata, string, pins, paper, photographs, plastic, wire, and found embroidery; 98 1/2 x 240 5/8 x 11 3/8 inches (250.2 x 611.2 x 28.9 cm). Image courtesy of the artist, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York. © Elliott Hundley. Photo by Joshua White.

German School, The Harrowing of Hell (detail), c. 1600. Oil on panel, 78 1/4 x 52 1/4 inches (198.8 x 132.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art. Museum purchase, 2000.12.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Barkley L. Hendricks, Photo Bloke (detail), 2016. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.

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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