Regular admission to the Nasher Museum is free to Duke students, faculty and staff, and Duke Alumni Association Members (with a valid Duke ID).
Include the Nasher Museum in your Duke weekend. Visit the calendar for exhibition opening events and a lively schedule of programs, including free Family Days, performing arts events, lectures, films and social gatherings.
Around the fifth anniversary of the Nasher, discussion emerged of the museum as a beacon. By definition a sort of blaring thing that distinguishes itself from its surroundings, a beacon calls attention to itself, but more importantly serves to herald something else. … At the Nasher, [contemporary art] seemed tangible, available and alive. More than any hijinks or anecdote, what stands out to me is a spirit of openness and kindness among the people who make, inhabit and exhibit at the Nasher, who made a world of art attainable at Duke, in Durham and far beyond.Andrew Hibbard (T’11)
Mary Kate Weggeland grew up in Riverside, CA, in an artistically inclined and business-oriented family. Now a junior, she remembers her introduction to visual culture – discerning between…
Make the Most of your Visit
Individuals, or groups of 10 or fewer people, can take guided public tours of the Nasher Museum’s exhibitions. Public tours are offered most Thursdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tours are free of charge, except for ticketed exhibitions. Ticketed exhibition tours have a small additional fee to the ticket price. Tours last approximately one hour. No reservations necessary.
Groups of 11 or more can arrange private guided tours at any time during open museum hours. Please contact Liz Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 919-684-1169 for prices and arrangements.