Black Flag (For Elizabeth’s)
@NasherMuseum no. 214 / Just Mercy
Sketching in the Galleries
Nasher Creates: Adult Studio with artist Erin Oliver
Thursday, August 11, 6 PM
Join us for a drop-in creative workshop led by local artist Erin Oliver and stay for a drink at the cash bar!  Cash bar starts at 5:30 PM. Workshop starts at 6 PM.

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Thursday, August 11, 6 PM
Highlights Tour: Landscapes. Explore the landscapes on view in the current exhibitions with gallery guide Jenny Leinbach. More details

Saturday, August 13, 11 AM
Slow Art Tour. We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace and spend 30-45 minutes with a single work of art. Gallery guide Maggie Griffin will lead a dicussion of Burk Uzzle‘s Clear Cut Church. More details

Sunday, August 14, 2 PM
Highlights Tour: Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes. Explore the photography exhibition Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes with gallery guide Maggie Griffin. More details

Thursday, August 18, 6 PM
Highlights Tour: Just Mercy. Erin Hanas, Coordinator of Academic Programs, will lead a tour of Just Mercy, an installation inspired by Bryan Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. More details

Sunday, August 21, 2 PM
Highlights Tour: Photography. Explore photography from the Nasher Museum’s collection with gallery guide and Duke University alum Kate Newman. More details

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

Nasher Creates - Kid Studio
Nasher Creates: Kid Studio
Tuesday, August 16, 10 AM
Bring the family to a free drop-in creative workshop! We will create triptych art inspired by Triptych of Crucifixation of Saints from the Embriachi Workshop, from the current exhibition The Collection Galleries.

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

Nasher Reads - Just Mercy
Nasher Reads: Just Mercy, written by Bryan Stevenson
Wednesday, August 17, 11 AM and Sunday, August 21, 2 PM
Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson, is Duke University’s summer reading selection for the class of 2020. The Nasher Museum has an exhibition related to Just Mercy on display and will host two related book discussions. Museum staff and gallery guides will lead the conversations. The curator of the exhibition, Erin Hanas, Coordinator of Academic Programs at the Nasher, will join both discussions.

Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to read the book prior to discussions. Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

“Bryan Stevenson is America’s young Nelson Mandela – a brilliant lawyer fighting with courage and conviction to guarantee justice for all.” – 
Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Prom Night in Mississippi
Dinner and a Movie: Prom Night in Mississippi
Thursday, August 18, 7 PM
Enjoy a dinner special at the Nasher Museum Café before the free screening of Prom Night in Mississippi at 7 PM. Film trailer and cafe reservations.

Prom Night in Mississippi (director Paul Saltzman, 2009, 90 min, Canada, in English, Color)

Sketching in the Galleries
Nasher Creates: Sketching in the Galleries
Saturday, August 20, 10 AM
Artist Mark Iwinski 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.

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High Yella Masterpiece: We Ain’t No Cotton Pickin’ Negroes
Opening Party!
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

Wednesday, August 31, 7-10 PM
Join us for the opening party for Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, an exhibition that questions and explores the complex and contested space of the American South. The party will feature a gallery performance by artist Sonya Clark, second-line parade with the John Brown Band, live musical performances by Justin Robinson and shirlette ammons and a DJ dance party with 9th Wonder. Cash bar and southern fare will be available for purchase. The beautiful 276-page exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase at the Nasher Museum Store.

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Skylar Fein, Black Flag (For Elizabeth’s), 2008. Wood, plaster, and acrylic; 43.5 x 72 x 1.25 inches (110.5 x 183 x 3.2 cm). Collection of Dathel and Tommy Coleman. Image courtesy of the artist and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. © Skylar Fein.

George Bellows, Benediction in Georgia, c. 1915. Pencil on paper, 15 7/8 x 20 3/8 inches (40.3 x 51.8 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Dalton, 1976.46.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Images courtesy Erin Oliver and Mark Iwinski. All other photos by J Caldwell.

Amy Sherald, High Yella Masterpiece: We Ain’t No Cotton Pickin’ Negroes, 2011. Oil on canvas; 59 x 69 inches (149.86 x 175.26 cm). Collection of Keith Timmons, ESQ, CPA. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. © Amy Sherald.

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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