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Nasher Creates - Adult Studio
SAVE THE DATE: Big Night at the Nasher / Thursday, June 23
Visiting artists, film screening and tour

Nasher Creates: Adult Studios

Two Artists!
Thursday, June 23, 6-8 PM
Jimmy Fountain
New York photographer Jimmy Fountain will bring his 4x5 camera for a talk and demonstration. Inspired by the Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes exhibition. Cash bar starts at 5:30 PM. Workshop starts at 6 PM.

Carrie Alter
Local artist Carrie Alter will lead an exploration of new materials and techniques in a relaxed setting. 
Cash bar starts at 5:30 PM
. Workshop starts at 6 PM.

Glowing Lines
Film Screening: Glowing Lines
Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8PM, University Classroom
The Nasher Museum presents Glowing Lines, a documentary by Anna Kipervaser on Odili Donald Odita's murals commissioned by the museum – one in the Great Hall and one in downtown Durham.

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

Highlights Tour: Human Rights. Thursday, June 23, 6 PM. Examine artistic interpretations of a variety of human rights issues throughout the current exhibitions with gallery guide Kate Newman. More details.

Highlights Tour: Identity. Sunday, June 26, 2 PM. Explore issues of personal identity in art and discuss how artists represent heritage and place with gallery guide Kaitlin Henderson. More details.

Book Discussion
Nasher Reads: The Relic Master, written by Christopher Buckley
TWO DISCUSSIONS: Wednesday, June 22, 11 AM and Sunday, June 26, 2 PM
Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussiond. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.

Last Chance to see A Material Legacy
Last Chance to see A Material Legacy
Sunday, June 26, Noon to 5 PM
Don’t miss A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, presenting recent, monumental works by artists Julian Schnabel, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley and many more.

Nasher Creates - Kid Studio
Nasher Creates: Kid Studio
Tuesday, June 28, 10 AM
Bring the family to a drop-in creative workshop! We will create collage portraiture inspired by Decompositioning by Jeff Sonhouse and Family Tree by Wangechi Mutu, both works are currently on view in A Material Legacy.

Free with admission. 

Kid Studio activities are intended for kids ages 5-10. Not for groups larger than 8. If you wish to have more than 8 people in a group, please contact

Mural Bike Tours
Bicycle Tour: Downtown Durham Murals
Saturday, June 25, 10-11:30 PM
Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham with tours co-organized by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. The tours include about 13 murals, including a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

Fourth Saturdays, June through November. 90-minute tours led by volunteer tour leaders. Depart at 10 AM from Durham Farmers Market. Please check in 15 minutes early. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own bicycle! Helmets required. Free! Mapping assistance provided by Lisa Miller of Seven Stars Cycles.

Nasher Artist in the News: Kerry James Marshall
Congratulations to Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall, whose major solo show Mastry is on view this summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Listen to an interview of Kerry James Marshall by Tyler Green on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.

We are proud to loan an important work to Chicago from the Nasher Museum's collection, a painting that the artist signed after he delivered the Annual Rothschild Lecture here in 2012.

@NasherTeens IMPACT party!
Our first ever Nasher Teens party was a huge success! Teens from the Triangle collaborated with local artists, danced and performed spoken word and step. A sudden downpour drove the outside performances by four teen bands inside the museum, where they rocked the house. Check out our Facebook album!

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Elliott Erwitt, Beach Group, Sylt, West Germany from the portfolio Photographs, Elliott Erwitt, 1968. Gelatin silver print, edition 25/100, 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (16.2 x 24.1 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Robison, 1978.21.11. © Elliott Erwitt.On view in Selections from the Photography Collection, as part of The Collection Galleries.

Carrie Alter candid, Burk Uzzle portrait, Glowing Lines, Tour and IMPACT photos by J Caldwell.

Sketch courtesy William Paul Thomas. Bubblewrap photo by Jessica Ruhle.

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.

Kerry James Marshall, 7 am Sunday Morning, 2003. Acrylic on unstretched canvas; 120 x 216 in. (304.8 x 548.6 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joseph and Jory Shapiro Fund by exchange, 2003.16.

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 Collection Galleries 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, with generous loans from the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection.

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