Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
@NasherMuseum no. 239 / Dimestore
Nasher Teen Meetup
Nasher Teen Meetup
Thursday, February 23, 5-7 PM
Teens are invited to Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush and explore collisions between art and social justice. Open to all teenagers. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

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Democracy for Sale
Free Film – Democracy for Sale
Thursday, February 23, 7 PM
Democracy for Sale (director Solly Granatstein, approximately 1 hour, not rated).
Actor Zach Galifianakis, a North Carolina native, stars in a documentary that discusses how his home state went from being "a beacon of light and generosity in a sea of red state reactionary politics" to what the film's website refers to as "one of the most regressive and intentionally belligerent states in the union."

More information.

Policing Color
Policing Color: Black, Brown and Blue
Provost Forum on Race, Community and the Pursuit of Justice
Presented by Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth, Friday, March 3, all day
Penn Pavilion, Duke University
Registration open until Tuesday, Febraury 28, 3 PM, or until filled
This year's Provost Forum will bring together participants from multiple vantage points -- activists, scholars and police officers -- to talk about tensions between law enforcement and communities of color. For those looking for a way to make a difference, this forum seeks to provide options. Penn Pavilion, Duke University.

Register for this event by Tuesday, February 28th, 3 PM. More information.

Free Film – 13th
Sunday, February 26, 3 PM
13th (2016, director Ava DuVernay, 1 hour and 40 minutes, TV-MA). In this thought-provoking documentary directed by Ava DuVernay, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Free with admission.

This screening complements the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.

All Matterings of Mind
Exhibition Opening Event: All Matterings of Mind: Transcendent Imagery From the Contemporary Collection
Thursday, March 2
6 PM Free Highlights Tour

7-9 PM Performances by three Duke student choral groups: Duke Chorale (7 PM), Something Borrowed, Something Blue (7:30 PM) and Out of the Blue (8 PM).

Nasher Reads
Nasher Reads: Dimestore: A Writer’s Life by Lee Smith
Sunday, March 5, 3 PM Hillsborough author Lee Smith will give a reading and talk from her newest book, Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, a book of essays that provide a portrait of her own life as well as a look at life in the Appalachian South.

Wednesday, March 8, 11 AM Join museum staff for group discussions of Dimestore.

A photo essay
Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the opening of Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush last week! If you weren't able to attend, explore this photo album on Facebook

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Photos by J Caldwell. Lee Smith portrait courtesy Diana Matthews.

David Benjamin Sherry, All Matterings of Mind Equal One Violet (detail), 2011. Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, edition 1/3, 72 × 91 1⁄2 inches (182.9 × 232.4 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. Gift of Katherine and Terrance Kerr. Image courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York, New York. © David Benjamin Sherry.

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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