Actions: Flopppp Sllurp Spaloosh Whoomph (No. 3)
@NasherMuseum no. 201 / Create Dangerously
Los Amo, One Love
The latest Open Studio podcast from the Nasher Museum
In 2016 you may not be able to see Artie Barksdale's mural in downtown Durham. Indeed, public art disappears every day. Groups like the Nasher Museum, Preservation Durham and the Museum of Durham History not only strive to maintain public art and commission new works, but also preserve our town's rich history. And you can be part of it from the comfort of your bike seat. Listen on iTunesU or soundcloud.

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Spend some quality time with Elliott Hundley's eyes that run like leaping fire, a work of art in A Material Legacy, during a Slow Art Tour: Saturday, May 14, 11 AM / More details.

We offer Free Public Tours on Thursdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. More details.

Create Dangerously
Nasher Reads: Create Dangerously written by Edwidge Danticat
Sunday, May 15, 2 PM & Wednesday, May 18, 11 AM
The museum is hosting two discussions on Create Dangerously, written by Edwidge Danticat. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.

Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Moogfest + Music Meditation with Taz Arnold
Friday, May 20, 2-4 PM
Taz Arnold will guide a free daytime music meditation workshop at the Nasher Museum as part of Moogfest, the annual multi-day music, art and technology festival. All Moogfest pass holders enjoy free admisssion to the Nasher, May 19-22. To purchase festival passes, visit

Free Family Day
Free Family Day
Sunday, May 22, Noon-4 PM
This fantastic Family Day promises an energetic performance by The LEAP Team from Arts in Action.

Free Family Days feature live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt. Materials will be available in English and Spanish.

Live Performances at 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Admission to the museumis free on Family Days.

Graduation Weekend: Store Sale
Graduation Weekend: Store Sale
Satuday and Sunday, May 14-15
Celebrate life's achievements with a gift of jewelry for your graduate (or maybe just yourself) from the Nasher Museum Store. Grad weekend only, May 14-15, enjoy 20% off all jewelry while supplies last.
Select pieces are discounted to 30%.

Combine with your museum membership for a discount of up to 45%.

Sketching in the Galleries
Sketching in the Galleries
Saturday, May 21, 10 AM-Noon
Local artist Ben Bridgers will present a brief lesson and demonstration of ways to respond to art by sketching. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with general museum admission ($5 for adults).

Mural Bike Tours
Celebrate Bike Month, Durham history and art
Saturday, May 14, 1-3 PM
Stretch your bike legs with Bike Durham and "Tobacco Town on Two Wheels," a six-mile ride through downtown Durham. Then, join the Nasher Museum, Preservation Durham and Museum of Durham History for a new and exciting series of bicycle tours covering outdoor murals — one of Durham's great cultural assets — on Saturday, May 28, at 10 AM. More information.

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Christian Marclay, Actions: Flopppp Sllurp Spaloosh Whoomph (No. 3), 2013. Screenprint and acrylic on canvas, 61 1/2 x 102 1/2 inches (156.2 x 260.4 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York. © Christian Marclay. Photo by Steven Probert.

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). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Image courtesy of the artist, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York. © Elliott Hundley. Photo by Joshua White.

Mural photo by Naundi Armour. Jewlery and LEAP team photos by J Calwell. Sketch courtesy of Ben Bridgers.

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.

A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art exhibition is organized by Marshall N. Price, Ph.D., Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition will travel to the Princeton University Art Museum, July 30 - October 30, 2016.

This exhibition is made possible by the Nancy Hanks Endowment, Katie Thorpe Kerr and Terrance I. R. Kerr, and Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and Lance Van Winkle.

This exhibition is made possible with generous loans from the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection.

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