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Art with the Experts: A Material Legacy

When: Mon., Feb. 22, 7 p.m. 2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 18 A MATERIAL LEGACY

The Nasher family's legacy at Duke goes much deeper than the name on the museum. Founding donor Raymond Nasher, a Duke graduate, was a serious collector of modern art—especially sculpture—with his wife, Patsy. They donated art as well as millions of dollars to the museum. Since his death, his daughter and her husband, both board members, have carried on the family's philanthropy. A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, which runs Feb. 18 through June 26, reveals their private collection. The exhibit, assembled by Nasher modern art curator Marshall Price, features pieces mainly from the last decade by major artists for whom materiality, whether they work in industrial metal or manufactured objects, is a high concern: Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Christian Marclay, and many others. It's a view of the twenty-first century through the lens of a single collection, one with strong connections to the Nasher's institutional vision, that has never been seen by the public. —Brian Howe

THE NASHER MUSEUM OF ART, DURHAM 10 a.m.–9 p.m., free–$5, www.nasher.duke.edu

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