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We invite members of the Duke Community to visit during regular museum hours, Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, following new health and safety protocols. Registration is not required for Duke faculty, students and staff to visit the museum.

We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher. The museum will adhere to all university, local and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions. Specific health and safety information will be updated on this page.

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

The museum is closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Nasher Museum Café has reopened to the public and now offers in-person dining outside, Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM (with beverage service until 4 PM), subject to university and local guidance in effect at the time.

Reservations by Appointment for Faculty and Students

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

We invite faculty and program coordinators to reserve a time for their students to engage with the Nasher collection and exhibitions through self-guided or guided tours with Nasher staff.

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

Museum 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, 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.

Photo Policy

Can I take pictures or video of the artworks I see?

Yes! Please feel free to record your visit or take pictures, without flash and for personal, non-commercial use only. Share with us on Instagram @NasherMuseum!

There may be occasional restrictions on photography in special exhibitions. Please check signs or ask a staff member for assistance.

To keep our visitors and collections safe, the Nasher Museum prohibits the use of tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and drones in our museum and sculpture garden.

We appreciate your consideration of other Nasher Museum visitors by taking photographs/videos in an unobtrusive manner.

Visit our online collection to find and save images of some of the works of art you may have seen during your visit. A portion of the collection is also on Google Arts & Culture, zoom in close to view important works in our collection.

If you have any questions about our photography policy or the reproduction of your images, please contact Lee Nisbet, Associate Registrar / Visual Resources Manager, at nasherimages@duke.edu

If you would like to request permission to take photo shoots, press or commercial photographs or videography sessions in the museum, please contact Wendy Hower, Director of Engagement and Marketing at wendy.hower@duke.edu

The Nasher Museum may photograph visitors and program participants on occasion for Duke-related promotional purposes. By entering the Nasher Museum, visitors are granting their permission to be included in such photographs.

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 Nasher Museum is open to the public with new health and safety protocols and free admission for all, Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.