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Join a Gallery Guide on Zoom

While the museum is closed, your group can sign up for a guided tour on the Zoom platform to look at and discuss works of art from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection within The Collection Galleries and/or the available virtual exhibitions listed below.

These programs are free.

To schedule a virtual art talk, please email

Nasher gallery guides lead all conversations, which are interactive and last about 75 minutes. Sessions are limited to 12-15 participants. If your group is larger than 15 people, our Education Department can arrange to host your talk with multiple breakout rooms. ​Select from the virtual exhibitions and themes below, or work with our team to create your own.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR: Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .

The exhibition Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . ., was only on display for 10 days when the museum closed unexpectedly in March.

Now your group can travel virtually through this immersive installation environment that evokes a night garden. A gallery guide will lead the group as you glide up the walls and ceiling to view floral arrangements, purple butterflies, glittering black shoes. Together, you will float across surfaces layered with flowers, glitter, lace and beads.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR: Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas

Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas brings together works of art from 100 BCE to the present that illustrate how the ocean shaped the cultural legacies of these civilizations. The exhibition was co-organized by seven Duke undergraduate students in the course Curatorial Practicum: Exhibition Development and Design.

In this dynamic virtual experience, your group will travel through the gallery, zoom in on ancient ceramics, textiles and carvings – and listen to the audio tour by student co-curators from Duke’s Class of 2020..

The Collection Galleries: Permanent Collection Highlights via Zoom

Virtually, in Zoom sessions, gallery guides can lead your group to explore themes from the permanent collection, within The Collection Galleries and compare works of art that visitors might not see together in the galleries. Available themes include springtime, collages, food, music and travel. You can also request a topic that interests your group. Your virtual conversation will explore several works of art.

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