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Museum is Closed Temporarily

The Museum is closed temporarily. All in-person events and tours have been cancelled.

The health and safety of museum visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Please check back for further updates. The university has adopted new policies on spring semester classes, residential life, travel, events and campus visitors. Find this update and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.

Introducing K-12 Virtual Classroom Visits

While the Nasher Museum and schools are closed for health and safety reasons, our Nasher Education team has put together new resources for teachers and homeschooling families that we hope are fresh and inspiring as students adjust to virtual classrooms.

A Nasher staff member will “visit” your classroom for an engaging discussion featuring beautiful images of art! These experiences encourage critical thinking, careful looking and thought provoking discussions for all ages. Virtual classroom visits are delivered on the Zoom meeting platform and last approximately 30-45 minutes. Limited to 30 participants.

Virtual Classroom Visits Available Spring 2020

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Recommended for grades K-5
Explore the relationships between art and storytelling while building on classroom literacy skills. This playful and interactive approach reinforces the English Language Arts Common Core standards while introducing students to historical and contemporary art.

Art of Identity

Recommended for grades 6-12
Students consider issues of identity in portraiture as they investigate how they present themselves and draw conclusions about others. Exploring art within Nasher Museum exhibitions and collections, students will identify and interpret visual details from a wide variety of images.

Schedule a Virtual Classroom Visit

Before requesting a Virtual Classroom Visit, please check this calendar below for availability. Tour times listed on the calendar are currently available for the number of students listed in parenthesis.



Please contact the Education Associate by emailing

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The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In accordance with Duke University, the museum is closed to visitors until further notice. The café and store are closed. Find updates and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.