Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 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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  • We had some time after visiting UNC and the Ackland Museum so we headed over to Duke to check out the Nasher. I'd say it's time for Duke to step up it's competition with UNC on the art front as the co...  more »
  • I love this small museum. The recent Carlo Dolci exhibit was gorgeous. It's one of those where I had to go twice. This was the country's first ever exhibit by this Florentine painter. What a joy to se...  more »
  • Well designed, well organized, nice staff and plenty of art to see and talk about. Even the food is good. It seems to get better every time we visit. I must stop.  more »
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  • A gem. This little art museum is very very nice. We attended the Dolci exhibit yesterday. Very nicely laid out - high quality. The cafe was excellent in quality and staff. This is almost a hidden gem in Durham, well worth spending an hour or two at!
  • Lovely, small museum on Duke's campus. A variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Big enough to bask in wonderful art, small enough to not feel bored or overwhelmed.
  • Really awesome artwork of various degrees. Definitely something to return to. I hope they make more interactive sections in the future
  • Second or third tier University art museum. Nothing to go out of your way for. Nice building. Very weak collection. 30 minutes.
  • It was such a great visit! Very wheelchair friendly!! Staff was very pleasant and the atmosphere was calming. Next time we go, we're going to pay to see all the art.

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