Update: The Nasher Museum is temporarily closed.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, offers free admission on Thursdays.
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 17 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
In addition, the Sculpture Garden is free to visit all the time.
Second Thursday of the month
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join museum staff and our friends from Durham County Library for our monthly Bilingual Story Time at the Nasher. Settle into our galleries for a fun and exciting story read in Spanish and English and then take part in a short discussion about art. Afterwards we will move into our classroom for some fun hands-on art making opportunities. This program is free for kids ages 1 – 5 and their adult caregivers. Groups of 8 or more must register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lovely Wicked Crowns — Workshop
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us for a workshop that celebrates “Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .,” which evokes a night garden. Gain a deeper understanding of the artist’s work and then re-interpret the exhibition in the creation of a flower crown, small wreath or tabletop decoration. Nasher Museum and Sarah P. Duke Gardens staff will help you design and create a magnificent and wearable night garden! Limited to adults.
Multi-Sensory Highlights Tour
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join Liz Peters, Museum Educator for Community Audiences, for an experiential tour within “Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas.” Considering the importance of the ocean to ancient coastal communities in Central and South America, this tour will immerse the visitor in the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean as they learn about select objects in the gallery.
Free Family Day: The Art of Science and the Science of Art
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Nasher Museum partners with Duke science faculty and students to explore the crossover between arts and science as we create artful chemical reactions, explore genetics through art making, investigate art materials with high powered microscopes and more! Join us in the Lecture Hall for interactive performances by Mad Science.
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