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Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
EXHIBITION OPENING PARTY! Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
Thursday, February 16, 6-10 PM
Join us in celebrating the first solo exhibition in a museum for Nina Chanel Abney. Meet the artist and see her paintings, watercolors and collages – many of them 8 and 9 feet tall, including a large wall drawing she created especially for us. Take a guided tour of the galleries, enjoy refreshments and experience live performances by student musicians and special guests inspired by Abney’s visual commentary on social justice, contemporary urban life, media, hip-hop culture and more. Also meet Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, who organized the groundbreaking exhibition. Free and open to all!

6 PM Free Highlights Tour
Led by Jessica Ruhle, Manager of Public Programs

7 PM Cash Bar

8 PM Performances in the gallery
Pierce Freelon is our M.C. for the evening, with Duke student saxophonist Edgeri Hudlin, youth poets from Blackspace and the Nasher Teen Council — and also Duke student Ashley Croker-Benn, spoken word artist.

Co-sponsored by Nasher MUSE, the museum’s student advisory board. FREE!

Book Discussions: Strapless by Deborah Davis
Wednesday, Feburary 8, 11 AM
Join museum staff for this group discussion. More information.

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Thursday, February 9, 6 PM
Free Highlights Tour of recently installed works from the collection, with gallery guide Maggie Griffin.

Saturday, February 11, 11 AM
Slow Art Tour with gallery guide Maggie Griffin on the Hudson River School painting tradition, with a focus on John Frederick Kensett’s 19th-century landscape.

Sketching in the Galleries
Sketching in the Galleries with Harriet Hoover
Saturday, February 18, 10 AM
Artist Harriet Hoover will share a brief sketching demonstration–and then you can try it out in the galleries. The museum will provide drawing pencils and sketch pads. This program is free with general museum admission ($5 for adults).

reVERSE–gesture–reVIEWed in review
Thank you to Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke, and SLIPPAGE, including collaborators eto otitigbe, Shireen Dickson and Brittany Williams for three incredible performances in the galleries.

If you weren't able to attend, explore this photo album on Facebook and also on flickr.

Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
In case you missed it...
We are also excited for visitors to explore our new mini website for Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.

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Top Nina Chanel Abney photo by J Caldwell. Bottom Nina Chanel Abney photo by Shane LaVancher.

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled (Yo 123), 2015. Unique ultrachrome pigmented print, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas, 56 × 56 inches (142.24 × 142.24 cm). Private collection. Image courtesy of Kravets | Wehby Gallery, New York, New York. © Nina Chanel Abney.

Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Hot Rhythm, 1961. Oil on canvas, 39 7/8 × 48 1/4 × 7/8 inches (101.3 × 122.6 × 2.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of Mara Motley, M.D., and Valerie Gerrard Browne in honor of Professor Richard J. Powell and C.T. Woods-Powell and in memory of Archie Motley; 2016.24.1. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Dance photo 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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