Blood Soaked South
@NasherMuseum no. 194 / Blood Soaked South
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. More information.

Basement Ghost to Gallery Wall
Introducing the Nasher Museum's New Podcast: Open Studio
We are thrilled to present Open Studio, a new podcast featuring the voices of curators, artists, students and more. Have a listen to our first episode, "Basement Ghost to Gallery Wall," in which art conservator Ruth Cox and museum curator Marshall N. Price tell the story of a 19th-century painting saved from decay.

Listen on iTunes U or SoundCloud.

The Harrowing of Hell
FREE Slow Art Tour: The Harrowing of Hell
Saturday, March 26, 11 AM
Enjoy art at a different pace. Saturday's discussion will focus on the anonymous 16th-century German painting The Harrowing of Hell. More information.

SPINOKIO: A Hip Hopera
Two shows! Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 & 11:30 AM.
Spinokio Hip Hop Opera about a robot-boy who wants to become human. In the distant future, when robots are used for war, engineer Jeghetto built 5P1N0K10 — an android who fights for humanity through b-boying and hip hop. This Afro-Futuristic take on Carlo Collodi’s Classic ‘Pinocchio’ includes hand-crafted puppets by Tarish "Jeghetto" Pipkins, projections and a live score written by Pierce Freelon.

Note to parents: 5P1N0K10 contains mild fantasy violence (think Star Wars/Pokémon).

Making Faces
Gallery Talk with Duke Students: Making Faces
Two talks! Thursday, March 31, 5 & 7 PM
Join Duke students for gallery talks at to discuss their installation Making Faces: At the Intersection of Art and Neuroscience. This project is part of the work of Art, Vision, & the Brain, a Bass Connections team exploring the depictions of faces and how our brains make sense of our visual and social world. This talk is also in connection with Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences.

Field Trip to Greensboro: Elsewhere
We recently visited Elsewhere, a "living museum" set in a three-story former thrift store that dates back to 1939. Elsewhere's previous artists in residence include George Jenne, Hong-An Truong and Stacy Lynn Waddell, whose work is part of our major upcoming show, 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. Read more.

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Blood Soaked South, 2015. Oil on linen, 98 7/16 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm). Collection of Patricia and Thruston Morton, L.5.2016.1. © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Corvi-Mora, London..

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.

Lonnie Holley, My Tear Becomes the Child, 1991. Latex on panel, 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 inches (24.1 x 24.1 x 2.5 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art. Gift of Bruce Lineker, T'86; 2008.11.6. © Lonnie Holley. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Elsewhere photo by Wendy Hower. 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.

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