Thanks to everyone who attended SPECTACLE! All proceeds from SPECTACLE 2018 will benefit the Nasher Museum of Art and its educational outreach. The Nasher is committed to welcoming all audiences and connects with the community through free K-12 student tours, annual teacher workshops offering CEU credit, free family days, university student class visits, the Nasher Teens program, the Reflections Alzheimer’s program, and so much more. Photos by J Caldwell
Gallery Guide Ruth Caccavale (left) and Conservator Ruth Cox (right) speak with artist John Akomfrah (center) at the Rubenstein Arts Center.
John Caccavale and David Pierson enjoy a laugh at the Rubenstein Arts Center.
President Vince Price stopped by The Ruby to talk arts at Duke
Duke graduates Max Feidelson and Rahul Sumant chat at the Ruby.
Duke senior Janie Booth, a member of Nasher MUSE, enjoys the VIP reception at the Ruby.
Nasher Friends Board President Michelle Beischer chats with new Friends Board member Dave Ebershoff.
DJ Bug Spray (Mac McCaughan from Superchunk) spins records from his collection at the VIP reception at the Ruby.
Susan Hendricks chats with other guests at the VIP reception.
The back patio at the Ruby is the perfect backdrop for the VIP reception before Spectacle 2018.
Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth talks about John Akomfrah's three-channel video "Precarity" and the arts at Duke.
Curator Trevor Schoonmaker is excited to introduce his friend and artist John Akomfrah.
A simple but powerful speech from artist John Akomfrah, who says, "never thought I would consider myself a father to a work of art."
Nasher Board of Advisors members Katharine Lee Reid (left) visits with Jennifer McCracken New.
David Lawson of Smoking Dogs Films chats with Thavolia Glymph, professor of African and African American Studies and History at Duke. Photo by J Caldwell.
Liz Sappenfield chats with Noel at the VIP reception at the Ruby.
Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth shares a laugh with artist John Akomfrah and Duke graduate Blake Byrne, a member of the museum's Board of Advisors.
Jennings Brody, a member of the Nasher Museum Friends Board, chats with a guest at Spectacle 2018.
(Left to Right) Audrey Shore, artist and Friends Board Member Damian Stamer, IItir Keskiner and Duke graduate Derek Wilson, a member of the museum's Board of Advisors, strike a pose within Solidary & Solitary.
(Left to Right) Musician and Friends Board Member Mac McCaughan, his wife chef Andre Reusing of The Durham hotel, Susan Hendricks, art advisor Teka Selman and her husband Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker strike a pose in Solidary & Solitary.
Musician Phil Cook with Leonardo Drew's Number 52S in Solidary & Solitary
Nasher MUSE students strike a pose with two works by Mark Bradford in Solidary & Solitary.
(Left to Right) Henry and Liz Sappenfield, David Lee and Wendy Hower in Solidary & Solitary.
Phil Cook & Friend
Marjorie Levine (left) strikes a pose in the gallery with her husband Michael Levine, a member of the Board of Advisors, with Jennifer McCracken New and Katie Thorpe Kerr, also BOA members.
(Left to Right) Chloë Seymore, artist/musician Harrison Haynes and curator Trevor Schoonmaker pose in front of Mark Bradford's work.
(Left to Right) Duke graduating senior Caroline Frank poses in the gallery with artists Lien Truong, Pedro Lasch, and Hong-An Truong.
"One Black Day" by Glenn Ligon
(Left to Right) David Haemisegger and his wife Nancy Nasher pose with artist John Akomfrah in front of Charles Gaines's work, Numbers and Trees, Central Park, Series I, Tree #9.
Henry and Liz Sappenfield post in from of works from artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in the exhibition "Solidary & Solitary"
Our museum attendants are always here to help
Two visitors admire "Bronx Fitted" by artist Kevin Beasley, part of "Solidary & Solitary"
DJ Hubbble closes out the night with cool Jazz records
The Nasher Museum is fully open to the public with ongoing health and safety protocols and free admission for all, including Thursday nights and weekends. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.