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Gallery for Experimenting

Seven Duke undergraduate students co-curated the exhibition Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas, in the Incubator Gallery. They organized the exhibition through a Curatorial Practicum class taught at the Nasher Museum by Julia McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives.

This exhibition is accessible by appointment and weekly drop-ins to Duke faculty, classes and students during the Spring 2021 semester. Find out more information about making an appointment, available drop-in dates and times as well as requirements on the Duke Community page.

Located within The Collection Galleries the Incubator Gallery will often be used for student- and faculty-curated exhibitions. Shows in this gallery will be installed for approximately two to three months at a time. Proposals will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, but keep in mind that organizing an exhibition may take one year or longer and scheduling is dependent on the availability of the gallery.

Please contact Julia K. McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives, at juliamchugh@duke.edu as soon as you have a potential idea for an exhibition.

On view now in the Incubator Gallery is the exhibition Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas. Please see more information about this exhibition below.

Visit the Cultures of the Sea Exhibition Virtually

We invite you to visit our first-ever interactive virtual tour, Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas. Travel through the gallery, zoom in on ancient ceramics, textiles and carvings–and listen to the audio tour by student co-curators from Duke’s Class of 2020. Our tour was created in partnership with Duke’s Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture and made possible by Mark Olson, assistant professor of the practice of Visual & Media Studies at Duke.

View all Past Exhibitions in the Incubator Gallery

PAST INCUBATOR EXHIBITIONS
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