Accidental Renaissance
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Annual Rothschild Lecture - Hank Willis Thomas
Annual Rothschild Lecture - Hank Willis Thomas
Thursday, November 3, 7 PM
s 5:30 PM Cash Bar

6:30 PM Lecture hall doors open. Please come early! Seating is limited.

7 PM Hank Willis Thomas, a prolific conceptual artist who 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 his new work, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around, for Southern Accent. The exhibition also includes Thomas’s interactive video installation, Black Righteous Space (Southern Edition), which upends common perceptions of Confederate imagery.

Southern Cinema Film Series - Junebug
Southern Cinema Film Series - Junebug with Director Phil Morrison
Sunday, November 6, 2 PM
Junebug (2005, 1 hour and 46 minutes, rated R) Director Phil Morrison will introduce and take part in a Q&A after the screening.

"With its wise understanding of the magnetic pull (and invisible polarities) of family, Junebug is an auspicious debut for Morrison." -- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post.

The Southern Cinema Film Series is co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Saturday, November 5, 11 AM and 2 PM
Celebrate Duke Family Weekend with a visit to the museum! 
Join Ruth Caccavale and Peggy Murray, gallery guides and Duke alums, for a guided discussion of Southern Accent: Seeking the South in Contemporary Art.

Sunday, November 6, 2 PM
Free Highlights Tour: Conversations on Race. Join gallery guides Kate Newman and Peggy Murray for a guided discussion of Southern Accent. This tour will examine representations of race within the exhibition.

Saturday, November 12, 10 AM
Free Slow Art Tour. Gallery guide Ruth Caccavale will lead a 30-45 tour of works of art by Dario Robleto and Mel Chin from the exhibition Southern Accent. 

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

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!

Nasher Teens
Nasher Teens Meetup: Deconstruct and Build with Jeff Bell
Thursday, November 10, 5 PM - 7 PM
Teens are invited to join Jeff Bell, local artist and museum manager at 21c Museum Hotel Durham, as he leads a workshop focused on deconstructing, building and creating sculptures from preexisting objects. We will find inspiration in Southern Accent and spend the rest of the workshop making our own independent and collaborative sculptures. Come alone or bring friends to this free teen workshop. Space is limited. Register online.

We want to extend a special thank you to the Duke, Durham and Triangle communities for taking part in Unraveling with Richmond-based artist, Sonya Clark. It was a powerful and inspiring evening. View an album of event photos on Facebook.

Let the Dead Bury the Dead
Nasher Reads: Author Randall Kenan
Sunday, November 13, 2 PM
Meet the Author! As part of the Southern Author Series, N.C. author Randall Kenan gives a reading from his book, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, featured on the Southern Accent reading list. Kenan will connect his book, and his writing, to life in the contemporary South. Find out more.

We love you
From all Angles
Since Southern Accent opened on Sept. 1, we have taken part in meaningful conversations about the influence of the South on contemporary art. The Nasher Museum has been excited to welcome visitors – including many new faces – to events that introduce and celebrate Southern Accent through music, food and literature. We invite you to peruse and share our recent photo albums on flickr and Facebook, including a performance by artist Sonya Clark, a southern punk matinee on the front lawn, a So and So poetry and prose reading by four writers and, most recently, our first-ever Halloween parade (and more!).

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Banner photo "Accidental Renaissance" features Duke University students in The Collection Galleries as part of their course "Museum Theory and Practice." Photo by J Caldwell.

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.

Nautilus, Unraveling, Southen Accent tour, punk and So and So photos by J Caldwell.

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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