Nasher Museum of Art, Durham

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The Nasher Museum of Art is the art museum of Duke University, and is located on Duke's campus in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The $24 million museum was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and opened on October 2, 2005. Annual attendance is about 100,000 visitors.The museum, named for Raymond Nasher, is currently led by Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director Sarah Schroth, former Nancy Hanks Senior Curator. The collection contains more than 13,000 works of art, including works by Ai Weiwei, Sanford Biggers, Christian Boltanski, William Cordova, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Darío Escobar, Deborah Grant, Hassan Hajjaj, David Hammons, Barkley L. Hendricks, Thomas Hirschhorn, Taiyo Kimura, Sean Landers, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Dan Perjovschi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Robin Rhode, Dario Robleto, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Xaviera Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Jeff Sonhouse, Eve Sussman, Alma Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Bob Thompson, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, Fred Wilson and Lynette Yiadom Boakye. The museum is dedicated to presenting contemporary art from around the world, with particular attention given to those who have been historically underrepresented. Founding director Kimerly Rorschach left for Seattle Art Museum in November 2012.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Visiting the Nasher Museum was a pleasant experience. Small museum with great permanent and temporary exhibits. We caught Carlo Dolci as the temporary exhibit and that was a great collection to apprec...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Not a large museum but they have an interesting permanent collection and we saw a very nice special exhibit there. Worth the trip and the time to visit.  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    It is a small museum, but it is very nice. They also have nice glasses. As a Duke employee, my visit was free.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful setting and architecture. Expensive parking. Small collection.
  • March 14, 2017
    Lovely museum. They have a variety of exhibits that keep you interested. It is always quiet so it's a nice place to relax and find inspiration.
  • March 21, 2017
    The food is AMAZING!! And the art exhibits change every so often so there is always something new. Great fun amd calm place for people of all ages.
  • June 23, 2017
    Small collection, expect about an hour worth of time here. Collection is interesting but seems very small for the high cost parking and entry for non members.
  • March 14, 2017
    For a small museum it has a good permanent collection and good rotating exhibits. Thursday evenings are free.

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