Posts Tagged ‘Nasher Museum of Art’

October 16: Events with Visiting Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Include Panel with SNCC Activist-in-Residence

October 16: Events with Visiting Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Include Panel with SNCC Activist-in-Residence

This year, Duke University’s Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series will feature the work of award-winning documentary filmmaker and 2013 National Humanities Medal recipient Stanley Nelson—screenings of four of his films culminating in a conversation between Nelson and Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel at the Nasher Museum of Art. During his visit to Duke, Nelson will also participate in a discussion on […]


Carrie Mae Weems Lecture at the Nasher Museum, March 6

Carrie Mae Weems Lecture at the Nasher Museum, March 6

Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems will give this year’s Rothschild Lecture at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art. A star in the contemporary art world known for powerful and provocative photographs and videos, Weems has worked in both documentary and autobiographical photography over her thirty-year career, creating works that invite contemplation of race, gender, and class. She has said […]


Environmental Artist Chris Jordan a Featured Guest at This Year’s Duke Arts Festival, October 30 & 31

Environmental Artist Chris Jordan a Featured Guest at This Year's Duke Arts Festival, October 30 & 31

What role can the arts play in helping us address the urgency of environmental sustainability? The theme of this year’s Duke Arts Festival makes a visit by Chris Jordan a natural fit; Jordan’s powerfully rendered artworks about consumption have garnered him international acclaim. He’ll join local artists Bryant Holsenbeck and Pinar Yoldas on a panel […]


Limited Seating for “Inspired by the Lens” Photography Panel, Register Now

Limited Seating for "Inspired by the Lens" Photography Panel, Register Now

Photography bonanza: Inspired by the Lens is a wonderful (and free) lineup of exhibits, workshops, and artist talks that showcase the work of artists, educators, and photographers who use the lens as a stimulus for creating meaningful imagery in their professional practices. Click here to view an online brochure for event listings in September and October. The program was created by […]


A Must-See: “Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections” Closes May 12

A Must-See: "Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections" Closes May 12

Catch this wonderful exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University while you can: Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections includes over a hundred works, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from twelve public and private North Carolina collections. Photographs by Center for Documentary Studies director […]


Performance by Grammy Nominee Tift Merritt at World Voice Day Event, April 16

Performance by Grammy Nominee Tift Merritt at World Voice Day Event, April 16

The Duke Voice Care Center will celebrate World Voice Day 2013 with a special event, cohosted by the Center for Documentary Studies, featuring singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, recipient of Duke Voice Care Center’s Patrick D. Kenan Award for Vocal Health and Wellness. April 16 marks a worldwide annual event devoted to the phenomenon of voice and its importance […]


First Survey of Wangechi Mutu in the United States at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art

First Survey of Wangechi Mutu in the United States at Duke's Nasher Museum of Art

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has organized Wangechi Mutu’s first survey in the United States, the most comprehensive and innovative show yet for this internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist. The touring exhibition opens at the Nasher on Thursday, March 21, and runs through July 21 before moving on to the Brooklyn Museum of […]


Event for E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris’s Acclaimed New Book, “Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City”

Event for E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris's Acclaimed New Book, "Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City"

An event with storied evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson and documentary photographer Alex Harris at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will celebrate the publication of their acclaimed new book, Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City. The event is free and open to the public. Wilson, now in his eighties, has […]


Graduation and Final Project Presentations by Fall 2012 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students

Graduation and Final Project Presentations by Fall 2012 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students

Five continuing education students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects and receive their certificates at an event that is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at the Center for Documentary Studies. The students and their projects are listed below. Final Documentary […]


“A Hungry Heart”: Presentation on Iconic Photographer Gordon Parks, Friday, November 16

"A Hungry Heart": Presentation on Iconic Photographer Gordon Parks, Friday, November 16

A conversation and slide presentation by Deborah Willis on the work of iconic photographer Gordon Parks will take place at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art on November 16,  followed by a reception. “A Hungry Heart: Gordon Parks” is free and open to the public. Willis, one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography, chairs the department of photography and imaging at […]


Duke Visiting Filmmaker Laura Poitras: “The Oath” Screens October 22, Talk on October 24

Duke Visiting Filmmaker Laura Poitras: "The Oath" Screens October 22, Talk on October 24

Oscar– and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras—recently named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow—will visit Duke as part of the university’s Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Visiting Artist program. Screenings of three of her films will be followed later in the month by a conversation between Poitras and Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel at the Nasher […]


Nasher Museum of Art at Duke Offers Discount on Tickets to the Alexander Calder Exhibit, Through June 17

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke Offers Discount on Tickets to the Alexander Calder Exhibit, Through June 17

Alexander Calder’s (1898–1976) legacy is that of contemporary sculptor and inventor of the mobile. An exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University offers a fresh perspective on Calder’s work and his influence on a new generation of artists. The Nasher Museum is the fourth and final venue for the exhibition, which will be […]


Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Spring 2012: Final Project Presentations, Friday, May 18, Nasher Museum of Art

Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Spring 2012: Final Project Presentations, Friday, May 18, Nasher Museum of Art

Ten continuing education students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects and receive their certificates starting at 6 p.m. on May 18 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow […]


Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Fall 2011: Final Project Presentations, December 9, Nasher Museum of Art

Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Fall 2011: Final Project Presentations, December 9, Nasher Museum of Art

Nine graduating students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects at 6 p.m. on December 9 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event is free and open to the public. The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers continuing […]


The Full Frame Fix at the Nasher Museum of Art October 15-16

The Full Frame Fix at the Nasher Museum of Art October 15-16

Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, 2011 Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University A weekend matinee marathon featuring favorites from the 2011 Festival and newer titles which have yet to reach North Carolina. FREE and open to the public, first-come-first-served. October 15 (1:00 p.m.) The Swell Season Directed by Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, and Carlo […]


“Rebirth”: Free Film Screenings in Observance of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

"Rebirth": Free Film Screenings in Observance of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

The documentary Rebirth (Jim Whitaker, 2011, 108 minutes) chronicles the lives of five people directly affected by 9/11. From early 2002 through 2009, the film’s crew followed a survivor from the South Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC); a firefighter who survived the collapse of the WTC but lost his best friend; a high school […]


The Jazz Loft Project Gallery Talk by Courtney Reid-Eaton at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project Gallery Talk by Courtney Reid-Eaton at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an exhibition of photographs and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, was produced as part a decade-long project at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director at CDS and a co-curator of […]


Continuing Education Spring 2011 Final Project Presentations and Graduation

Continuing Education Spring 2011 Final Project Presentations and Graduation

Nine graduating students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public during a free, premium event at the Nasher Museum of Art. Final Documentary Project Presentations Friday, May 20, 7 p.m. (Reception, 6 p.m.) Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Throughout […]


Film Screening: Against the Tide

Film Screening: Against the Tide

Against the Tide is a documentary about two men released from Orange Correctional Center—their preparation for release and their experiences immediately upon release and the following six months. Unlike most released inmates, Bill Rasor and LeJhoyn Holland had the benefit of support teams and sponsors. Through personal interviews conducted over twelve months, this documentary shows […]


Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions, Photographs by Lourdes Delgado

Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions, Photographs by Lourdes Delgado

An exhibition reception and gallery talk with Lourdes Delgado will take place on April 28, 6–9 p.m., at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In Jazz in New York, Spanish photographer Lourdes Delgado documents in spectacular detail the lives and personalities of contemporary New York jazz musicians. Exploring jazz from a social, economic, and […]


Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Sam Stephenson, director of the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, will talk about the traveling exhibition The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957–1965, currently on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, […]


“The Several Voices of W. Eugene Smith,” A Lecture by William S. Johnson

"The Several Voices of W. Eugene Smith," A Lecture by William S. Johnson

In 1978, photographer W. Eugene Smith moved his archive—filling two 18-wheel trucks with 22 tons of material—from New York City to the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona. To assist Smith in sorting out his collection, CCP hired William S. Johnson, who worked with the famed photographer until Smith had a […]


Press Coverage and Reviews of the Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Press Coverage and Reviews of the Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Read recent press coverage and reviews of the Jazz Loft Project exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. “The Jazz Loft Project Opens at the Nasher” (The Chronicle, February 3, 2011) “Jazz Loft Project Swings Through on its National Tour” (News & Observer, January 30, 2011) “All That Jazz at the Nasher” […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Named an exclusive top 10 photo show for 2010 by DLK Collection: “Undeniably one of the best photography shows of 2010 … this is a fantastic show, deep in scholarship and compelling in its imagery.”     The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an exhibition of photographs and recordings of some […]