Black Flag (For Elizabeth's)
@NasherMuseum no. 215 / Prom Night in Mississippi
Nasher Reads - Just Mercy
Nasher Reads: Just Mercy, written by Bryan Stevenson
Sunday, August 21, 2 PM
The Nasher Museum presents an installation to complement Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, Duke's summer reading selection for the class of 2020. Erin Hanas, Coordinator of Academic Programs, who curated the installation in the Academic Focus Gallery, will lead the book discussion. Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to read the book before the 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 special dinner 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 minutes)

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Thursday, August 18, 6 PM
Highlights Tour: Just Mercy. Erin Hanas, Coordinator of Academic Programs, will lead a tour of the installation inspired by Bryan Stevenson's memoir, Just Mercy. 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 23, 10 AM
Bring the family to a drop-in creative workshop! We will create pottery (no-bake coil pots) inspired by Mayan cylindrical vessels, from The Collection Galleries.

Plan your visit: Kid Studio activities are intended for kids ages 5-10 and not groups larger than eight. If you wish to bring a larger group, please contact

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.

Mural Bike Tours
New Bicycle Tour: Downtown Durham Murals
Saturday, August 27, 10-11:30 PM
Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham, including a mural by Odili Donald Odita.

More information.

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.

7:15-8:15 PM - Musical performance by Justin Robinson
7:30-8:30 PM - Artist Sonya Clark, gallery performance
8:30-9 PM - Musical performance by shirlette ammons
9 PM - DJ set with producer 9th Wonder

Cash bar and southern fare available for purchase.

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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 Mark Iwinski. Photo 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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