@NasherMuseum no. 209 / My Heart is a Snake Farm
American Dance Festival is here!
Free film screenings: Thursday, July 7, 7 PM and Saturday, July 9, 2 PM
Dance performances: Tuesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 21
Artist Talk: Thursday, July 21, 5 PM

Enjoy free screenings of American Dance Festival's 2016 "Movies By Movers" series on Thursday, July 7 and Saturday, July 9. Full schedule.

Don't miss! Three performances of Trajal Harrell's Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (M2M) co-presented by American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum at Shaefer Lab Theatre at Duke University. Dates, times and tickets.

American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum will co-present an artist talk by Trajal Harrell entitled, "Maybe to Spectacle," about the relationship of his choreographic work to the "No to Spectacle" stance of conceptual dance and Yvonne Rainer's "No Manifesto," and how he developed his eight-part series Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church as a counter-strategy of "Maybe to Spectacle."

Gallery Concert
Gallery Concert
Thursday, July 7, 7 PM
Relax in The Collection Galleries with live music by Mark Wells to complement American Art, 1800-1945.

Come early to attend the 6 PM Highlights Tour: Faces and Places in America, which will focus on some of the same artworks as the gallery concert. Both tour and concert are free.

Nasher Creates - Kid Studio
Nasher Creates: Kid Studio
Tuesday, July 12, 10 AM
Bring the family to a drop-in creative workshop! We will create tape paintings inspired by the mural Shadow and Light (For Julian Francis Abele) by Odili Donald Odita.

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 nashered@duke.edu.

Nasher Creates - Adult Studio with Candy Carver
Nasher Creates: Adult Studio
Thursday, July 14, 6 PM
Join us for a drop-in creative workshop led by artist Candy Carver and stay for a drink at the cash bar!  Cash bar starts at 5:30 PM. Workshop starts at 6 PM.

Sketching in the Galleries
Nasher Creates: Sketching in the Galleries
Saturday, July 16, 10 AM
Artist Harriet Hoover will share a brief sketching demonstration--and then you can try it out in the galleries. The museum will provide drawing materials.

This program is free with general museum admission ($5 for adults).

My Heart is a Snake Farm
Nasher Reads: My Heart is a Snake Farm
Sunday, July 17, 2 PM and Wednesday, July 20, 11 AM
The museum is hosting two discussions on My Heart is a Snake Farm, written by Allan Gurganus. Visitors are encouraged to read the essay prior to the discussions.

SPECIAL NOTE: During the Wednesday session author Allan Gurganus will be here in person to give a reading and a talk from his essay, My Heart is a Snake Farm!

Slow Art Tour
Slow Art Tour
Saturday, July 9, 11 AM
Slow Art Tours will spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Gallery Guide Kate Newman will lead a discussion of Wangechi Mutu’s Family Tree. 

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

Last Chance to see Reality of My Surroundings
Last Chance to see Reality of My Surroundings
Sunday, July 10, Noon to 5 PM
Don't miss Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection, an exhibition which demonstrates the museum's ongoing commitment to collecting contemporary work by global artists, with a focus on artists of African descent. 

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Banner: Behind the scenes with NorthPark Center's fall fashion shoot. Day one and Day two. Photo by J Caldwell.

Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree, 2012. Installation of 13 mixed-media collages on paper, dimensions variable. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Trent Carmichael (T'88, P'17), Blake Byrne (T'57), Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P'16, P'19, P'19), Stefanie and Douglas Kahn (P'11, P'13), and Christen and Derek Wilson (T'86, B'90, P'15); 2013.1.1. © Wangechi Mutu. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Ebony G. Patterson, ...shortly after 8- beyond the bladez (detail), 2014. Mixed media on paper, 92 x 111 inches (233.7 x 281.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Blake Byrne (T'57) and Marjorie and Michael Levine (T'84, P'16, P'19, P'19); 2015.3.1. © Ebony G. Patterson. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Phoitos by J Caldwell. Images courtesy Candy Carver, Harriet Hoover and American Dance Festival.

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.

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