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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • 2001 Campus Dr, Duke University Central Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • Primary: (919) 684-5135
  • Fax: (919) 681-8624
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Duke University’s focal point for visual arts is the 65,000-sqare-foot, Rafael Viñoly-designed Nasher Museum of Art. The permanent collection includes Medieval art, pre-Columbian American works, classical pieces, and an ever-growing list of modern and contemporary works.

The striking building also houses an auditorium, two classrooms, and a café that host a wide variety of programs, including lectures, talks with artists, film series, social gatherings, and more. Revolving collections also include exhibits that travel around the world, ensuring that the Nasher is always an exciting and fascinating destination, and a great place to explore art in the region.

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  • Business Hours: Tu, W, F, Sa, 10am-5pm; Th, 10am-9pm; Su, 12pm-5pm.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 1.90
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 16.2
  • Miles to VIC: 1.90
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Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Comments Regarding Groups: Guided public tours are held most Thursdays at 6:30 pm,
  • Scheduling Policy: Private Guided Tours are offered for groups of 10 to 60 people; please call or visit our website for
  • Tour Type: Self-Guided & Guided
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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 6
  • Total Sqft.: 15,000
  • Largest Room: 500
  • Theatre Capacity: 173
  • Classroom Capacity: 22
  • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Ceiling: 12
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Art Exhibit - "Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum"

Self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum was born in 1877 in the newly incorporated, tobacco- fueled boomtown of Durham, NC. As an itinerant portraitist working primarily in North Carolina and V…

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Art Exhibit - "Pop América, 1965-1975"

Despite the wide appeal of Pop art’s engaging imagery, the broader public remains unaware of the participation and significant contribution of Latin American and Latino/a artists …

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Nasher Creates: Sketching in the Galleries

Rachel Goodwin will present a brief lesson and demonstration of various ways to respond to visual art by creating your own sketches. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will …

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