Durham, NC - An exhibition of contemporary art including paintings, works on paper, photography, video, installation and sculpture opens Thursday at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art.
"Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection" features the museum's most recent acquisitions and other works on view for the first time, March 6 through Aug. 8.
"We are thrilled to present an exhibition of some of the most exciting art of our time," said Sarah Schroth, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum. "Visitors will enjoy one dazzling work after another, and the conversations between them. A story emerges in this exhibition -- of our dedication to our curator's vision and our sound strategy for building a collection."
"Sound Vision" features 37 works by artists including Njideka Akunyili, Sanford Biggers, William Cordova, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Deborah Grant, Taiyo Kimura, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Zanele Muholi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Dario Robleto, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
The exhibition reflects a collecting strategy with a focus on artists who are living and working today, and may be emerging or unexpected. The work of these younger artists, often connected to the museum through exhibitions, is juxtaposed with established artists who have greatly influenced art of the 21st century.
"Sound Vision" will be complemented by programs at the Nasher Museum, including a free talk by artist Carrie Mae Weems, who will deliver the Barbra and Andrew Rothschild Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Other related free programs include two Family Day events, a gallery talk, teacher workshops, a talk at Durham Public Library, sketching in the galleries and more.
"Sound Vision" was organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, chief curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum.
The Nasher Museum, at 2001 Campus Drive at Anderson Street on the Duke campus, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and members of the Duke Alumni Association with I.D. card, $3 for non-Duke students with identification and free for children 15 and younger. Admission is free to all on Thursday nights. Admission is free to Duke students, faculty and staff with a Duke ID. Admission is also free to Nasher Museum members.