Burk Uzzle
@NasherMuseum no. 210 / Maybe to Spectacle
American Dance Festival is here!
Dance performances: Tuesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 21, 7:30 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, July 21, 5 PM

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."

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!

Nasher Creates - Kid Studio
Nasher Creates: Kid Studio
Tuesday, July 19, 10 AM
Bring the family to a drop-in creative workshop! We will create Picasso-style clay portraits inspired by Head of a Woman (Tête de femme) by Pablo Picasso.

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.

Mural Bike Tours
New Bicycle Tour: Downtown Durham Murals
Saturday, July 23, 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, July 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 and open to the public. Mapping assistance provided by Lisa Miller of Seven Stars Cycles.

Dinner and a Movie: George Washington
Dinner and a Movie: George Washington
Thursday, July 21, 7 PM
Enjoy a dinner special at the Nasher Museum Café before the free screening of George Washington at 7 PM. Film trailer and cafe reservations.

George Washington (director David Gordon Green, 2000, 89 min, USA, in English.).

Barkley L. Hendricks
Nasher Artist in the News
Congratulations to American painter Barkley L. Hendricks, who recently won the Rappaport Prize, an annual art award of $25,000 presented by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation. It's not the first honor in Barkley's five-decade career, and it won't be the last. We look forward to seeing Barkley's work in our upcoming exhibition, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.

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Burk Uzzle, Tire Swing, 2009. Color carbon print, 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm). Collection of Janet Kagan. © Burk Uzzle. On view now in Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes.

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

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

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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