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Thursday Drop-In Hours for Duke Community

The Nasher Museum welcomes Duke students, faculty and staff to enjoy self-guided visits for viewing exhibitions and art on view. No appointment needed.

Drop-in visits will be every Thursday, Noon to 3 PM, February 25 through April 29, 2021 (unless circumstances change).

To ensure the safety of all our visitors, drop-ins will be limited to the first 40 people who arrive. For those awaiting entry into the museum, we invite you to enjoy the outdoor exhibition, RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!

Before entry into the museum, it is required that you show the Duke Symptom Monitoring app “Pass Today” display on the day of the visit via the phone app, e-mail, or print out. Download and find out more about the Duke Symptom Monitoring app.

Masks and social distancing are required throughout the museum visit. To keep the Duke community safe, all visitors entering the Nasher building agree to abide by The Duke Compact standards.

Drop-in hours do not include lounge spaces, classrooms, the Nasher Museum Store or the Nasher Museum Café, which remain closed.

Class Visits by Appointment to the Duke Community

A Duke student enjoys The Ancient World Gallery. Photo by J Caldwell.
A Duke student enjoys The Ancient World Gallery. Photo by J Caldwell.

The Nasher Museum is open by appointment to Duke faculty, classes and students again, starting February 8, 2021.

We invite Duke faculty to reserve a time for their students to engage with the Nasher collection and exhibitions through in person self-guided tours and/or facilitated Zoom sessions with Nasher staff.

To make a reservation please fill out the class request form below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how the Nasher can support your teaching, whether in person, hybrid or online only, please email Ellen C. Raimond, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, at ellen.raimond@duke.edu.

To keep the Duke community safe, all visitors entering the Nasher building agree to abide by The Duke Compact standards.

Class Visit Request Form

To make a reservation please fill out this form. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how the Nasher can support your teaching, whether in person, hybrid or online only, please email Ellen C. Raimond, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, at ellen.raimond@duke.edu.

Temporary Viewing of Specific Works

Duke faculty may request that the museum make specific works of art temporarily available to students to support course themes or objectives. Works of art would be on view within the Great Hall or Lecture Hall for facilitated, safe viewing. For example, students might approach works of art one by one, for close viewing. To arrange for a special viewing please email Ellen C. Raimond, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, at ellen.raimond@duke.edu. These opportunities are limited.

Keep in Mind

The museum is not open on evenings and weekends, even by appointment. Our classrooms and Study Storage rooms will not be available to classes, faculty or students this spring semester.

Make the Most of your Visit

  • Enter the museum through the Anderson Street entrance
  • Bring your Duke ID for scanning
  • Follow all Duke United guidelines and be mindful of The Duke Compact standards everyone signed.
  • Make note of floor decals that serve as safe distance reminders
  • Nasher staff might remind visitors to safely distance from others
  • All visitors must end their visit 25 minutes before open hours are over
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The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In accordance with Duke University, the museum is closed to visitors until further notice. The café and store are closed. Find updates and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.