Nina Chanel Abney, Catfish, 2016, 2017
@NasherMuseum no. 243 / The Magic of Chemistry
Upcoming Tours
Upcoming Gallery Tours and Talks
Thursday, March 23, 7 PM
Collector and lender Sandra Bowden and Philippe Rouault, great-grandson of artist George Rouault, will give a talk in the museum's lecture hall on the artist’s work in the Incubator Gallery.

Thursday, March 30, 6 PM
Free Highlights Tour of selections of people and places represented in the current exhibitions, with gallery guide Peggy Murray.

Sunday, April 2, 2 PM
Gallery guide Ruth Caccavale will lead a discussion with a Lenten theme featuring works from the collection.

Free Family Day
Free Family Day
Sunday, March 26, Noon - 4 PM
It’s magic! Explore All Matterings of Mind and get inspired to make your own magical works of art. The Duke Chemistry Society will present “The Magic of Chemistry” and magician Joshua Lozoff will dazzle all ages with his close-up magic. We will also build a cardboard city in the Great Hall!

Admission to the museum is free on Family Days.

Public Talk: Nicholas Wolterstorff of Yale Divinity School
Public Talk: Nicholas Wolterstorff of Yale Divinity School
Thursday, March 30, 7 PM
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, will give a talk entitled, “Social Protest Art and the Work of Georges Rouault.” This talk complements Miserere et Guerre, an exhibition of prints by Georges Rouault in two installations at Duke this spring – at the Nasher Museum and at Duke Chapel. Co-Sponsored by Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship. 

Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
WATCH: Artist Nina Chanel Abney
The Nasher Museum presents a short video about artist Nina Chanel Abney and her first solo exhibition in a museum, Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush. Find out what inspires this young artist and watch behind the scenes as she creates a monumental wall mural.

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Nina Chanel Abney, Catfish (detail), 2017. Unique ultrachrome pigmented print, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Vicente Carducho (attributed), Italian, The Virgin Contemplating Instruments of the Passion (detail), c. 1620-1630. Oil on canvas, 52 3/4 x 43 11/16 inches (134 x 111 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with funds provided by the John A. Schwarz III and Anita Eerdmans Schwarz Family Endowment Fund, 2011.2.1. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Family Day photo by Ryan Helsel. Still from Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush video; videography 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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