Nasher Museum Annual Report 2022
From the Director
I am very pleased to present our 2022 online Annual Report (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022) — a year of new inspiration, and even greater inclusion and accessibility as the museum reopened to the public with free admission.
Free Admission for All
Our biggest news of the year was the gift of $1 million by New York art collectors and Duke graduates Jennifer McCracken New and her husband Jason New to grant free general admission to all visitors. Their enormously generous gift allows us to continue to create a place of welcome and belonging for everyone. Now more than ever, we must remove barriers to our collections, exhibitions and programs. Through art, we can build the inclusive, diverse community that we want to see, one that is truly reflective of society. This extraordinary gift embodies that goal!
First Commissioned Sculpture
We were excited to welcome into our space a monumental bronze sculpture, MamaRay by Wangechi Mutu—our first sculptural commission. MamaRay is a triumphant goddess figure, a protective guardian who further connects our building to the surrounding green landscape and the sky above our glass-and-steel roof. We are so grateful to Joan Kahn, who provided funds that made the commission possible.
A YEAR IN PHOTOS
New York art collectors and Duke graduates Jennifer McCracken New and her husband Jason New have given $1 million to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to grant free general admission to all visitors. The free adm...
Highlights from Recent Acquisitions
Acquisitions to the Collection
The Nasher Museum has launched its newest virtual exhibition, In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged ...
February 12 – September 11, 2022
Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) is most known for her bold, colorful abstract paintings. Raised in New York City, she was a trailblazer in Abstract Expressionism, an art movement initiated in the late 1940s that emphasized...
December 11, 2021 – June 12, 2022
From an early age, French-born artist Louis Henri Jean Charlot (1898–1979) was fascinated by the ancient Americas. Through his grandfather, a native of Mexico City, and great-uncle, a collector of Mexican art and manuscrip...
January 13 – July 10, 2022
Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now brings together 30 emerging and established artists working across the state. This group survey, featuring approximately 100 works, presents an expansive view of co...
Befitting a time when 'representation' is the art world’s hottest flashpoint, these [Reckoning & Resilience] artists insistently represent the human face and figure with freehanded eloquence and the vitality of resistance.Brian Howe, IndyWEEK
The Nasher Museum Podcast featuring nine Reckoning and Resilience Artists
In the spring of 2022 we relaunched the Nasher Museum Podcast!
This series of episodes featured nine artists whose work were part of the exhibition Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now. The artists are in conversation with members of the community.
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Beyond the Surface
Beyond the Surface includes approximately 40 works, primarily from the Nasher Museum’s collection. With a focus on collage, mixed media and textile works, Beyond the Surface explores how artists bring together disparate materials and ideas to create artworks that engage with all audiences. Through skill and care, artists juxtapose unexpected elements and concepts in their work to tell many different stories. On view now through May 14, 2023.
Artists include Nina Chanel Abney, Emma Amos, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Romare Bearden, María Berrío, Sanford Biggers, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Barbara Chase-Riboud, William Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, David C. Driskell, Sherman Fleming, Derek Fordjour, Charles Gaines, Deborah Grant, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barkley L. Hendricks, Silvia Heyden, Rashid Johnson, Mauricio Lasansky, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Hugo McCloud, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Christopher Myers, Alexander Ney, Odili Donald Odita, Ebony G. Patterson, Dario Robleto, Paul Anthony Smith, Jeff Sonhouse, Alma Thomas, SoiL Thronton, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Purvis Young, and Nettie Young.
This exhibition is organized by Lauren Haynes, former Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.
Beyond the Surface is supported by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions and the J. Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Fund for the Nasher Museum.
We loved celebrating the 30 artists in our exhibition Reckoning & Resilience: North Carolina Art Now on Sunday! Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder and DJ Khrysis brought the people to the dance floor in our Sculp...
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The Nasher Museum was thrilled to welcome first-year Duke students into the museum on August 19, 2021, at the first-ever Duke Arts Block Party. Students perused the galleries, leaning in to find a new favorite work of art ...
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Tap dancing is very much about the moves and the sounds. Three hundred people, including several dozen American Dance Festival students, enjoyed that insight during a performance Wednesday afternoon at the Nasher Museum o...
view article on Duke Today | Published June 23, 2022
From the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, get to know artist Wangechi Mutu, a creative force within the Afrofuturism movement.
view article on Google Arts & Culture Keyword Blog | Published February 28, 2022
On Saturday, October 16, 2021, the museum hosted two intimate performances of Philadelphia-based choreographer Raphael Xavier’s version of The Xcope. The Xcope was commissioned by American Dance Fes...
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Financials, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Donor List, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021