@NasherMuseum no. 238 / Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
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 mural she painted on the entrance wall of the exhibition. Join a guided discussion in 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
Guided gallery conversation 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!

Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Tours
Sunday, February 19, 11 AM
Free Highlights Tour of Nina Chanel Abney’s work, with Jessica Ruhle, Manager of Public Programs.

Thursday, February 23, 6 PM
Free Highlights Tour of the people and places featured in the museum’s permanent collection, with gallery guide Peggy Murray. 

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).

Farewell to Friends
FAREWELL TO FRIENDS: The Johannes Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert:  A Journey Along The Rhine
Sunday, February 19, 3 PM, Carolina Theatre in Downtown Durham
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle will honor art patrons Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer with a memorial concert at the Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan St., Durham. Tickets: $30. More information.

Read about Horst Meyer and the Nasher Museum.

“The Nasher staff will miss his joyful, energetic, enthusiastic and kind spirit terribly.” – Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth

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Photos by J Caldwell. Sketch courtesy Harriet Hoover.

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.

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled, 2017. Acrylic latex paint and spray paint on wall, 144 x 378 inches (365.76 x 960.12 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York.Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. © Nina Chanel Abney. 

School of Francesco Guardi, Italian, View of Venice, 18th century. Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 3/4 inches (55.9 x 73 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Anonymous gift. 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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