@NasherMuseum no. 232 / Gaudy or Nice
Launch Party: Southern Cultures Quarterly
Gaudy or Nice: Southern Cultures Winter Issue Launch Party
Thursday, December 15, 7 PM
Join us in celebrating the winter issue of Southern Cultures, an academic quarterly about the history and cultures of the U.S. South, published by UNC Press with the Center for the Study of the American South for readers in the South and beyond.

Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker will join Southern Accent artists Jeff Whetstone and Stacy Lynn Waddell for a talk in the gallery at 7:30 PM. The winter issue features a beautiful 16-page spread on Southern Accent, including excerpts from an earlier conversation with Schoonmaker, Waddell and Whetstone. Southern Cultures will be available for purchase at the Nasher Museum Store. Cash bar and southern fare.

Raise a holiday toast (cash bar) with a holiday dragon and make merry whether you've been gaudy or nice.

Holiday Schedule
Closed a Bit, Open a Lot
This will be our last weekly digest for 2016, but be sure to stay in touch on social media or in person!

The Nasher Museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. More details. Admission is always free for ages 15 and under. Happy Holidays!

Sketching in the Galleries
Nasher Creates: Sketching in the Galleries
Saturday, December 17, 10 AM
Artist Rachel Goodwin will share a brief sketching demonstration–and then you can try it out in the galleries. The museum will provide drawing pencils. This program is free with general museum admission ($5 for adults).

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Thursday, December 15, 6 PM
Free Highlights Tour. Gallery guide Meg Williams will give a tour with the theme "Wrestling Ghosts of the Past."

Thursday, December 29, 11 AM
Free Slow Art Tour. K-12 and Family Programs Educator Ryan Helsel will lead a tour of American Tragedy, by Ralph Fasanella.

We offer tours most Thursdays at 6 PM (free) and most Sundays at 2 PM (free with admission).

Elsewhere: Southern Constellations Conference
Elsewhere: Southern Constellations Conference
Saturday, December 17, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Nasher Museum Lecture Hall
Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set within a former thrift store in Greensboro, presents its fourth annual conference – this year, themed in conjunction with Southern Accent at the Nasher Museum. The conference is free, but advance registration is required. Register online.

Nasher Museum Store
Holiday Shopping in the Museum Store
The Nasher Museum Store features gifts that are unusual, inspired and affordable for everyone on your list including these great Southern Accent T-shirts with sketches by artist Bill Thelen!

A Christmas Memory
Nasher Reads: A Christmas Memory written by Truman Capote
Tuesday, December 27, 11 AM
Join Nasher Museum staff for a group discussion of the short story A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. Featured on the Southern Accent reading list, A Christmas Memory explores the bond between two cousins and the importance that family members can play in one another’s happiness. Portions of the conversation will take place in Southern Accent.

Southern Stories with Willa Brigham
Southern Stories with Willa Brigham
TWO PERFORMANCES! Wednesday, December 28, 10:30 and 11:30 AM
Bring the whole family to the Nasher for a special winter break performance by North Carolina storyteller and musician Willa Brigham! The two time Emmy Winning host of WRAL’s Smart Start Kids, storyteller, author and musician will delight audiences of all ages with stories and songs of the South. Family friendly art making activities will be available in the Great Hall from 10 AM until 1 PM.

Free with admission (children 15 and under are always free)

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Rachel Boillot, 38630 Farrell, MS from the series Post Script, 2014. Archival pigment print, edition 1/12; 20 x 25 inches (50.8 x 63.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Rachel Boillot.

French, Four reliefs of apostles, c. 1125-1150. Limestone, approx. 34 x 11 ¾ inches (86.4 x 29.8 cm) each. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The Brummer Collection, 1966.147-150.1. Digital projection by Duke University "Lives of Things" Project Team. Photo by J Caldwell.

Installation view, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, September 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Sketch courtesy Rachel Goodwin. All other 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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