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Southern Food
Southern Food as Cultural Fount: A Conversation
Thursday, September 15
5:30 PM Cash Bar and southern snacks Parker & Otis.

6 PM Highlights tour exploring the influence of southern foods.

7 PM Free talk in the lecture hall (doors open at 6:30 PM)
National food writer John T. Edge, winner of the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, with award-winning N.C. public radio reporter Leoneda Inge, WUNC's first-ever race and southern culture reporter, and Andrea Reusing, James Beard award-winning chef of the Durham Hotel and Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. For these expert enthusiasts, food is a gateway to such southern topics as history, race, migration, economics and more.

Sketching in the Galleries
Sketching in the Galleries with artist Erin Oliver
Saturday, September 17, 10 AM
Take an art adventure this weekend! Artist Erin Oliver 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).

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Thursday, September 15, 6 PM
Highlights tour: Explore the influence of southern foods in the current exhibitions.

Thursday, September 22, 6 PM
Highlights Tour: A Place in the Sun. This highlights tour will focus on southern landscapes.

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

Southern Author Series
Nasher Reads: Southern Author Series - The Cheer Leader
Sunday, September 18, 2 PM
MEET THE AUTHOR! Hillsborough author Jill McCorkle will give a reading and a talk from her book, The Cheer Leader, connecting her writing to life in the contemporary South.

Wednesday, September 21, 11 AM
Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of Jill McCorkle’s book, The Cheer Leader.

Mural Bike Tours
Bicycle Mural Tour: Downtown Durham
Saturday, September 24, 10-11:30 PM
Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham, including a mural by Odili Donald Odita.

More information.

Celebrate Centerfest with the Nasher Museum!
Visit the Nasher Museum booth at Centerfest this weekend for more information on our newest exhibitions and programs. From 11 AM-1 PM on Saturday, paint with Chapel Hill artist William Paul Thomas at the Nasher Museum booth. More on

Free Family Day @NasherMuseum
Free Family Day
Sunday, September 25, Noon-4 PM
Celebrate southern creativity and create art inspired by Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. Watch a local artist at work in the Great Hall. Don’t miss incredible live music performances by youth bands from Girls Rock NC.

Admission to the museumis free on Family Days.

Open Studio podcast
Open Studio Podcast: Southern Accent artist George Jenne
What does it mean to be southern? In this episode of Nasher Museum: Open Studio, George Jenne, one of 60 Southern Accent artists, gets bleeped while talking about the American South. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunesU.

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Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Rooster, 1991. Mud on wood; 23 x 23.125 inches (58.42 x 58.74 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of Bruce Lineker, T’86; 2008.11.17. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

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.

Photo of Jill McCorkle courtesy Tom Rankin.

Girls Rock NC by J Caldwell. Sketching photo courtesy Erin Oliver.

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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