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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.

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 for 2020-2021 School Year

World Traveler

Recommended for grades K-5 
Students will explore the world through the Nasher’s permanent collection. With a concentration on Modern and Contemporary art, students will learn how artists and cultures express themselves around the world.

Art and Society

Recommended for grades 6-12 
Consider the role artists play in describing and shaping their society. Students will look critically and engage in thoughtful conversation that explores identity, culture, current events and media literacy while exploring 4-6 works of art by a diverse group of contemporary artists.

Double Exposure: Connecting Science and Art with Duke Gardens and the Nasher Museum

Especially for 2nd grade
Guides from both Duke Gardens and the Nasher Museum of Art lead students through a 30 minute, interactive virtual session. Students will sharpen observational skills, practice collecting data and discover connections between science and art. Teachers receive follow-up activities to reinforce the concepts introduced.

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.

 

Questions

Please contact the Education Associate by emailing nashered@duke.edu.

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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.