I had a couple hours to kill before I had to head back to the airport. The Nasher was close by so I popped in. This is quite a small museum but has some very nice selections of art; anything from Ancient Greece to ultra modern can be found. It was very easy to get through the museum in less... 更多
Located on the Duke Campus, it was a surprise treat. First I wandered into the African galleries full of artifacts from tribal societies in Africa. Some of the items seem to still carry remnants of the power they carried when they were in use, European, Greek, Roman, American galleries among others. Well worth the time.
The Nasher Museum is tucked within the Duke campus and is a delightful small art museum. It is a very modern, airy building, with a huge open atrium that houses reception, the cafe and seating areas, with the galleries set around the perimeter. One gallery houses their permanent collection with the other two for rotating exhibitions. They had the "Southern... 更多
I visited the Museum and was pleasantly surprised that they had a live artist that day, Candy Carver. We went for one thing and were pleasantly surprised when we were asked to participate in the arts and crafts session. We went to experience art and were able to take some of our own home. IT was a great experience.
The Museum portrays recent arts based on past.Some of the artifacts are old, but many are based on Paintings Photographs based on Sothern American History.The Museum is in 3 parts, each defining different time lines.
Looking for things to do during my Thanksgiving visit. 5 of us went and thoroughly enjoyed. The museum lives up to the Nasher standards. Especially enjoyed the Southern Accents exhibition. A few in our group ate at the restaurant and gave it high marks.
The Nasher Museum is one of the real jewels of Duke University. The quality of the art is outstanding, with exhibits that are easy to navigate.
We wandered in, not knowing too much about this museum - and were we surprised! Fabulous cafe, wonderful exhibit (Southern Accents) and interesting permanent collection. What a jewel!
The Nasher Museum currently has a compelling exhibit of southern art. It is beautifully curated and combines interesting video, photography, mixed media and paintings. I especially loved the music section that included a very diverse selection, some well-known and some obscure but all interesting. I definitely will be back next time I visit Durham.
Like others have said, the permanent collection is rather small. I was personally more impressed with the special exhibit "Southern Accent" than I was with the permanent collection. This exhibit had a lot of poignant photographs and pieces that really made you think about how life was (and still is) like for the less privileged.