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Artist Dario Robleto (left) chats with co-curator Miranda Lash at the exhibition opening. Photo by J Caldwell.

There's one other subtext here which is the flowers and it's yet another interest of mine that folds into this project, which is the history of craft traditions produced in a state of loss or grief or mourning. These are generally not artists, but just everyday people who are compelled to create in the moment of grief or loss.

Dario Robleto (left in photo)

How we treat each other now, and our obligations to the future and our children

This is a 12-minute video about Texas-based artist Dario Robleto, whose work is part of the Nasher Museum collection. In this video, the artist talks about his mixed-media triptych, Lamb of Man / Atom and Eve / Americana Materia Medica. Robleto is a member of the Nasher Museum’s national Board of Advisors.

I've always been interested in multiple disciplines' approach to this fundamental feature of life—that it ends.

Dario Robleto

Special Thanks

Dario Robleto, artist
Trevor Schoonmaker, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director, Nasher Museum

Art reproduced with permission.

Dario Robleto, Lamb of Man/Atom and Eve/Americana Materia Medica (installation) 2006-07. Colored paper, cardboard, ribbon, foamcore, glue, willow, 60 x 185 x 8 inches; 60 x 60 x 4.75 inches each. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Fund for Acquisitions with additional funds provided by Dr. Peter H. Klopfer, the children of Marilyn M. Segal in her honor, and the bequest of Viola Mitchell Fearnside, by exchange. Courtesy of the artist.

Video Production Team

J Caldwell

Producer and Videographer
Wendy Page Hower

Head of Graphic Design and Videographer
Joel P. Johnson

Duke Student Intern
Siyu Chen


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