Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, offers free admission on Thursdays and on select Sundays. It also hosts some free events.
Normally admission is:
$5 Seniors (65 and older)
$4 Non-Duke students with student ID
FREE ADMISSION FOR:
Nasher Museum members
Children 15 and under
Duke students, faculty and staff with DukeCard or Duke Medicine ID
Duke alumni with alumni card or app
Active Duty Military and Veterans plus family
Everyone on Thursday, all day, 10 AM – 9 PM
Art Museum Day
Friday, May 18th, 2018
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Nasher Museum joins art museums Across North America to celebrate the 9th annual Art Museum Day with free admission to all. An initiative of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Art Museum Day gathers hundreds of institutions from across North America to recognize the arts and the important role that art museums play in their communities.
The theme for Art Museum Day 2018 is “Hyperconnected Museums,” a recognition of the many ways in which museums serve as central points of connectivity within their communities, both online and in person.
Art Museum Day recognizes that museums are often important civic anchors, offering inspiring and educational experiences in ways that make towns, cities and regions better places for everyone who lives and works there. Hyperconnected Museums also serve as engines for the creative economy, tapping the human creativity embedded in works of art—whether thousands of years old or as recent as 2018—to inspire new ideas and ways of thinking.
Family Days take place on select Sundays from Noon-4 PM. On these days families visiting the museum enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt. Free admission.
Future Family Days at Nasher Museum of Art
January 21, 2018
Cardboard City II 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Save all of those holiday shipping boxes and put them to good use in the Nasher Museum’s Great Hall as we create Cardboard City II–bigger, badder, cardboardier! Last year’s Cardboard City was a blast and this year will be bigger than ever with two levels for building, more materials and students from Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering lending their expertise. Take breaks from the build with other art making opportunities, gallery explorations and live entertainment! Free Family Days at the Nasher Museum are supported by The Forest at Duke.
March 18, 2018
The Art of Science and the Science of Art 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Nasher Museum partners with Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the Duke Chemistry Society to explore the crossover between art and science as we create artistic chemical reactions and investigate the beautiful designs found in nature. Get wowed by Nasher Family Day favorite magician Joshua Lozoff as he does close-up magic in the Great Hall and performs a stage show in the lecture hall! Free Family Days at the Nasher Museum are supported by The Forest at Duke.
May 20, 2018
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Let’s explore creative possibility as we focus on the exhibition Solidary & Solitary and create abstract masterpieces of our own.
Watch and participate in a dance performance with the Arts in Action L.E.A.P. Team at 2:30 PM in the Nasher Lecture Hall.
Don’t miss a custom poem written by the world famous Poetry Fox and then bang out your own verses on our vintage typewriters!
See more free and cheap things to do in Durham:
Friday, July 20, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018