Nasher Museum of Art http://wunc.org en Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit http://wunc.org/post/rapping-through-museum-exhibit <p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Colombian</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;artist</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;<a href="http://juanobando.com">Juan Obando</a> noticed a&nbsp;disconnect between North Carolina art museums and the communities they serve. In response, he invited local hip-hop artists to create songs that playfully critique contemporary art collections at local museums. The result is <a href="http://museummixtape.com/">Museum Mixtape</a>: a&nbsp;series of music videos shot in art museums, featuring hip-hop artists.</span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><span style="font-size: 11pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><span style="font-size: 11pt"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/84752296?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><a href="http://vimeo.com/84752296">Museum Mixtape - Trailer</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/juanobando">Juan Obando</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</font></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:27:50 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36213 at http://wunc.org Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit Stunning Images Detail Chicago's Jazz Renaissance http://wunc.org/post/stunning-images-detail-chicagos-jazz-renaissance <p>Archibald Motley is one of the most well-known painters of the Harlem Renaissance even though he never lived in Harlem. He spent most of his career documenting the nightlife scene in both Chicago and Paris.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:29:18 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29707 at http://wunc.org Stunning Images Detail Chicago's Jazz Renaissance Doris Duke's Shangri La Comes To Durham http://wunc.org/post/doris-dukes-shangri-la-comes-durham <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">Doris Duke, heiress to the American Tobacco Company fortune,</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">built a sprawling estate in Hawaii in the 1930s. She named her secluded getaway Shangri La and she spent the rest of her life filling it with Islamic art. After her death, Shangri La was opened to the public.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:43:02 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 21542 at http://wunc.org Doris Duke's Shangri La Comes To Durham Artist Travels From Kenya to America For Her Vision http://wunc.org/post/artist-travels-kenya-america-her-vision <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangechi_Mutu">Wangechi Mutu's</a> life-size collages attempt to bring the Black female body to the forefront of her work. It is inspired by the complex power she's seen in women, particularly from her native Kenya. Not only are they enormous, but the figures are also mystical and powerful.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:55:51 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 12350 at http://wunc.org Artist Travels From Kenya to America For Her Vision Matisse & Others On View At Nasher Museum http://wunc.org/post/matisse-others-view-nasher-museum <p><a href="http://nasher.duke.edu/" target="_blank">The Nasher Museum of Art</a> at Duke University is the home of a new Matisse exhibit. It focuses on works collected by two sisters from Baltimore. Sarah Schroth is the senior curator and interim director of the Nasher. She says the Cone sisters made many trips to Paris and were friends with Matisse. They also met Picasso in 1905.<br> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 4141 at http://wunc.org Ai Weiwei's Marble Chair http://wunc.org/post/ai-weiweis-marble-chair <p>Ai Weiwei is a prominent Chinese contemporary artist who gets press attention for his politics as much as for his art work.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:42:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4076 at http://wunc.org Ai Weiwei's Marble Chair Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art http://wunc.org/post/alexander-calder-and-contemporary-art <p>Take a moment and consider how utterly amazing the mobile is. They hang over babies’ cribs, in classrooms, children’s museums, toy stores and candy shops. The whimsical moving sculptures that transform with the power of wind were invented by Alexander Calder in the 1930s. Wed, 09 May 2012 15:03:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4800 at http://wunc.org Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art Calder Exhibit Opens at Nasher http://wunc.org/post/calder-exhibit-opens-nasher <p><a href="http://www.nasher.duke.edu/calder/" target="_blank">Duke's Nasher Art Museum</a> in Durham is combining traditional sculptures with more contemporary pieces at a new exhibit today.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> More than a dozen mobiles from late American sculptor, Alexander Calder will be on display. His works will be complemented by contemporary sculptures from seven other artists. The Nasher's Wendy Hower Livingston says the gallery feels different.<br> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:25:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3257 at http://wunc.org Remembering Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans http://wunc.org/post/remembering-mary-duke-biddle-trent-semans <p>A well-respected civic and philanthropic leader died yesterday in Durham.&nbsp; Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans was the great grand-daughter of Washington Duke - for which Duke University is named.&nbsp;&nbsp; Family ties also include The American Tobacco Company and what is known today as Duke Energy.&nbsp; Semans will be remembered for her role in growing the arts in North Carolina, preserving health care for others and her fight for equality for women and African Americans.<br> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:05:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3366 at http://wunc.org Remembering Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans