Biscuit King
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Lavender Country
Lavender Country: Live Performance and Film Screening
Tomorrow, September 8
5:30 PM Cash Bar

6 PM Highlights tour

7 PM Meet Patrick Haggerty, author of Lavender Country, the world’s first openly gay country album (1973), now enjoying a resurgence of popularity since its reissue two years ago on the Paradise of Bachelors label, based in Chapel Hill. Haggerty will share music and stories about his experiences as an openly gay country music artist and lifetime political activist.  The “unplugged” performance, featuring Nashville-based backup band Promised Land Sound, will be preceded by a free screening of “These C*cksucking Tears,” a documentary short film by Daniel Taberski about the Lavender Country story, which won best documentary short at South by Southwest 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Race, Justice, Empathy
Race, Justice and Empathy: A conversation inspired by Just Mercy
Friday, September 9, 1 PM
The Nasher Museum hosts an interdisciplinary conversation about race, justice and empathy with Duke faculty. More information.

The conversation will take place in the Nasher Museum lecture hall. Free and open to the public. 

Sketching in the Galleries
Three-part sketching in the galleries series with Laura Frankstone
Artist Laura Frankstone leads a three-part sketching series. $40 for all three. Space is limited. Registration: email

Series dates:
September 10, 2016
September 17, 2016
September 24, 2016

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Saturday, September 10,11 AM
Slow Art Tour: Ebony Patterson and Carrie Mae Weems. We invite all visitors to enjoy art at a different pace. Instead of an exhibition overview, gallery guide Maggie Griffin will lead a 30-45 tour of two works of art in Southern Accent. More details.

Sunday, September 11, 6 PM
Highlights Tour: A Place in the Sun. This highlights tour will focus on southern landscapes. More details.

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

Teacher Workshop
Teacher Workshop: Southern Accent
Tuesday, September 13, 4-7 PM
Join the education staff from the Nasher Museum of Art and fellow area educators to tour and discuss Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.

More details and registration info.

Southern Food
Southern Food as Cultural Fount: A Conversation
Thursday, September 15
5:30 PM Cash Bar

6 PM Highlights tour exploring the influence of southern foods in the current exhibitions

7 PM Join us for a free public talk by national food writer John T. Edge, winner of the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, joins award-winning North Carolina Public Radio Reporter Leoneda Inge, WUNC's first-ever race and southern culture reporter,and Andrea Reusing, the James Beard award-winning chef of the Durham Hotel and also Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. For these expert enthusiasts, food is a gateway to such southern topics as history, race, migration, economics and more.

Opening Party!
60 Artists, 120+ works of art, 1,200+ Visitors
Thank you to everyone who made the opening party for Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art an enormous success. This was our biggest opening event EVER!

Special thanks to The ArtsCenter in Carrboro for assistance with musical performances at the party.

View an album of images from the opening on Facebook.

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Jerstin Crosby and Bill Thelen, Biscuit King, 2007. Mixed media; 13.75 x 34.25 x 36 inches (34.93 x 87 x 91.44 cm). Courtesy of the artists. Image courtesy of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. © Jerstin Crosby and Bill Thelen. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

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.

Carrie Mae Weems, A Distant View from The Louisiana Project, 2003. Gelatin silver print, edition 2/5; 20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York. © Carrie Mae Weems.

Diego Camposeco, Tabaco (Tobacco) from the series Diego Saves the World, 2015 (printed 2016). Inkjet print; 24.25 x 24.25 inches (61.6 x 61.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Diego Camposeco.

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.

Photo by J Caldwell. Sketching photo courtesy Laura Frankstone.

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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