Hank Willis Thomas
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Poetry and Art
So and So: Poetry & Art
Thursday, October 27, 7 PM
5:30 PM Cash Bar

6 PM Highlights tour

7 PM So and So Reading
Poets and Fiction writers Lauren Hunter, Odie Lindsey, Joanna Ruocco and Sampson Starkweather give a reading of their work in response to art and issues raised in Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. More information, including writers’ bios on Facebook.

Trisha Brown Dance Company
Trisha Brown Dance Company: In Plain Site
Saturday, October 29, 6 & 8:30 PM
Retired pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown’s dance company breathes new life into her masterpiece, In Plain Site, in an unconventional space – the Nasher Museum. Presented by Duke Performances. Tickets (space is limited): $32 general admission, $15 ages 30 and under, $10 Duke students. Purchase tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu.

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Thursday, October 27, 6 PM
Free Highlights Tour. Tour the exhibitions with Marianne Wardle, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, for a seasonally themed conversation about the representation of monsters and spirits.

Saturday, November 5, 11 AM and 2 PM

Celebrate Duke Family Weekend with a visit to the museum! 
Join Ruth Caccavale, gallery guide and Duke alum, for a guided discussion of Southern Accent: Seeking the South in Contemporary Art.

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

Free Family Day
Free Family Day
Sunday, October 30, Noon - 4 PM
Explore Halloween, Día de los Muertos and all things fall. Show off your creativity while taking part in our costume contest and parade. Prizes will be awarded for homemade costumes. Be mesmerized by a performance from Paperhand Puppet Intervention!

Clarion Content
Nasher in the News
"Each of us then, is charged with taking home these portraits, these slivers, these memes, and internalizing them into our own consciousness of The South, our world, our history, and most importantly, our own forward going behavior." -- Aaron Mandel, Editor in Chief at Clarion Content

Rock the Vote!
Cast your Vote, View our Art...for Free!
Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 10 AM - 5 PM
The Nasher Museum offers free admission to all visitors wearing an "I Voted!" sticker. What a beautiful way to celebrate a civic duty while also experiencing visual art that enhances the cultural fabric of our country. It's the perfect chance to check out our newest exhibition, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art...for free!

Three Punk Bands, Two Punk DJs, Two Tricycles, One Crowded Sunny Lawn
Thank you to everyone who made our Hardcore Southern Punk Matinee a huge success. This was our first punk concert EVER! Special thanks to Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records and member of Superchunk, for organizing the event.

Check out images from the show on Facebook.

Annual Rothschild Lecture - Hank Willis Thomas
Annual Rothschild Lecture - Hank Willis Thomas
Sunday, November 3, 7 PM
Hank Willis Thomas, a prolific conceptual artist who was born in New Jersey and lives and works in New York City, will deliver the Annual Barbra and Andrew Rothschild Lecture at the Nasher Museum, a talk entitled, “For Freedoms.”

Two of Thomas’s works are part of the Nasher Museum’s collection. The museum also helped commission a new work, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around, for Southern Accent. Thomas is known for exploring themes related to perspective, identity, commodity, media and popular culture. He often incorporates recognizable icons into his work, many from well-known advertising and branding campaigns.

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Banner animation from Instagram user Sarah Kreitzer in front of Hank Willis Thomas's 2012/2016 video work, Black Righteous Space (Southern Edition).

Hank Willis Thomas, Black Righteous Space (Southern Edition), 2012/2016. DVD (playlist and video installation), microphone, and Mac Mini; run time continuous. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York. © Hank Willis Thomas.

Henry Harrison Mayes, Untitled, n.d. Corrugated metal and rolled asphalt; 51.5 x 72 inches (130.81 x 182.88 cm). Collection of Jill McCorkle and Tom Rankin. © Estate of Henry Harrison Mayes. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

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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