Bring the Nasher Museum of Art into Your Classes

In addition to being a world-class museum of art, the Nasher at Duke also provides excellent support for faculty and students in teaching and learning in any discipline.

The museum’s academic program staff work one-on-one with faculty to:

  • design tours of exhibitions and collections in storage,
  • create lesson plans and assignments focusing on Museum artifacts and collections and
  • plan installations that complement courses (requires longer lead-times).

To discuss the possibilities for your classes or research, in any discipline, contact Julia K. McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives (email or 919-684-5203) or Ellen C. Raimond, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives (email or 919-684-8067).

To schedule a class visit to the Nasher Museum, email with your preferred visit date and time. Even if you don’t need staff assistance, it’s helpful for them to know of your visit for tracking purposes. 

New exhibitions 2019-20

1.       Art For a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now (Aug 29, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020) – the first comprehensive survey of contemporary Indigenous art in the United States and Canada.

2.       Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations (Sept 28th, 2019 – March 1, 2020) — highlights works from the Nasher Museum collection, including our contemporary, African, and ancient American holdings, that engage visual and musical rhythm.

3.       Anarchism and the Political Art of Les Temps Nouveaux, 1895 – 1914 (Oct 5 – Dec 15, 2019) – this Incubator Gallery exhibition brings together prints and graphic materials that were donated by key modern European artists in support of the anarchist journal Les Temps Nouveaux.

Please let Dr. McHugh or Dr. Raimond know how they can support your teaching and your students this semester. 

Top photo: Curator and Duke professor Kristine Stiles visits the Nasher Museum’s study storage to closely examine works by Rauschenberg, with Duke undergraduates Lauren Acampora, Katherine Hardiman, Emma Hart, Jacqueline Samy and Taylor Zakarin. Photo by J Caldwell.