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Vote and View 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.

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, North Carolina author Randall Kenan will read 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.

Also join the museum staff to discuss Kenan's novel on Wednesday, November 16, 11 AM.

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours in Southern Accent
Thursday, November 10, 6 PM, and Thursday, November 17, 6 PM
Free Highlights Tour: Join gallery guides Meg Williams and Susana Burns for a guided discussion of the changing face of the South.

Saturday, November 12, 10 AM

Free Slow Art Tour. Gallery guide Ruth Caccavale will lead a 30-45 tour of works by Dario Robleto and Mel Chin.

Southern Cinema Film Series - Eve's Bayou
Southern Cinema Film Series - Eve's Bayou
Sunday, November 13, 2 PM
Eve’s Bayou (1997, director Kasi Lemmons, 1 hour and 49 minutes, rated R)

"An intensely emotional drama that mixes elements of southern Gothic with the kinds of characters and tensions that prevail in the plays of southern writers like Tennessee Williams." -- Emanuel Levy, Variety.

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

shirlette ammons
Live Performance: shirlette ammons
Thursday, November 17, 7 PM
5:30 PM Cash Bar
6 PM Highlights tour

7 PM Durham-based artist shirlette ammons performs from her perspective as a North Carolina native, African American and queer artist.

Mel Chin / Roy Scranton
Gallery Talk: Southern Accent art Mel Chin and Author Roy Scranton
Friday, November 18, 2 PM
Southern Accent artist Mel Chin and author and Iraq war veteran Roy Scranton will talk about climate change, war and questions of responsibility and sustainability in the gallery near Chin's work, Terrapine Carolina (Hillbilly Armor).

Listen to Chin's original song about his sculpture in an episode of the Nasher Museum's Open Studio podcast.

Co-sponsored by Duke's Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Free with admission. Free to all active duty military personnel and military veterans with I.D.

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Dario Robleto, A Defeated Soldier Wishes to Walk His Daughter Down the Wedding Aisle, 2004. Cast of a hand-carved wooden and iron leg that a wounded Civil War soldier constructed for himself, made from The Shirelles’ “Soldier Boy” melted vinyl records and femur bone dust, fitted inside a pair of W.W.I military cavalry boots made from Skeeter Davis’s “The End of the World” melted vinyl records, oilcan filled with homemade tincture (gun oil, rose oil, bacteria cultured from the grooves of Negro prison songs and prison choir records, wormwood, golden rod, aloe juice, resurrection plant, Apothecary’s rose, and bugleweed), brass, rust, dirt from various battlefields, ballistic gelatin, white rose petals, white rice; installation: 21 x 80 x 20 inches  (53.34 x 203.2 x 50.8 cm). Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California. Purchased with funds provided by Tina Petra, Ken Wong, and Gibson Dunn; M.2005.18a-c. Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas. © Dario Robleto. Photo by Robert Wedemyer.

Photos of shirlette ammons and Mel Chin 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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