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The New Galleries at The Nasher

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Special Events

Beauty Operators

Decency lost a bet with the devil on the night the Beauty Operators were born. They are: Leslie Land with her corruptly indecent vocals and grimy bass- Sandee Washington blowing rudely obscene harp …

Cider and Cookies at the Hub

Enjoy FREE hot cider and homemade cookies from the Museum of Durham History every day of December (oh, what the heck, why not start with Small Business Saturday!) during the holiday season. Some …

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …

FOLDING LIGHT: Artist talk with Gordon and Hicks

Join the Durham Art Guild for a tour of FOLDING LIGHT and a discussion with the exhibition's artists, Heather Gordon and Warren Hicks.

Improv Percolator Sock Raiser: A Benefit for The Durham Rescue Mission

The Triangle Improv Community and The Improv Percolator are getting together for a holiday charity fundraiser that will knock your socks off! Four area teams will perform and all proceeds will …

New School No School

  • The Shed

Weekly, live music.

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He also represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as …

Stanley Baird Group

Stanley Baird, as an acclaimed musician, composer and entertainer, has not only become a household item in his home state of North Carolina but he has also achieved wide recognition as an educator a…

Danny Gotham and Armand Lenchek

Danny Gotham, composer and master of many a stringed instrument, can command a room with just his first note. Add in guitarist extraordinaire Armand Lenchek and you have an evening of pure joy!

SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!

Straight No Chaser

World-Famous A Cappella Returns Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced the release of their much-anticipated new album as well as details of a major North American tour. …

Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music but …

Monday Night Acoustic Jazz

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Relax and listen to the wonderful sounds of Russ Corvey and Bo Lankenau as they provide an acoustic guitar duo of jazz, pop, latin, and folk. Start your week off on a great note with this great …

WXDU Presents: Tom Carter

Tom Carter's solo electric guitar work sculpts a rich landscape of immensely-stacked grit and beauty, weaving interlocking strands of melody into towering long-form (and often high-volume) drones. …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest" Art Exhibit

A new website supports the exhibit with additional photographs and resources http://sites.fhi.duke.edu/paulimurrayproject. With two dimensional art, it’s common practice that pieces are …

"Sharp Focus: Ansel Adams and American Photography" Exhibit

A view into the rich and diverse body of work of one of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century. Born in 1902 in San Francisco, Ansel Adams was a pioneering photographer acclaimed for …

"The Enclave" Video Installation

Richard Mosse's immersive 40-minute six-channel video installation shot in eastern Congo. The Enclave is the culmination of the artist's recent body of work and will be on view in the Southeast for …

Art Exhibit - "A Nation Under Our Feet"

André Leon Gray combines and transforms found objects into visual critiques of contemporary society, fusing together a variety of materials to address specific aspects of culture and race. …

Art Exhibit - "CHANGEOVER"

While on tour in 2012 with his band, Les Savy Fav, Harrison Haynes documented the time, spaces, and places spent between performances. His photographic series, Oran Mor / Pointe Ephemere / Feierwerk …

Art Exhibit - "Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection"

In celebration of the museum's 10th anniversary, the Nasher Museum presents some of its most significant works from the contemporary collection. Reality of My Surroundings demonstrates the museum's …

Art Exhibit - "Seeing Now"

This multi-media selection of works by over two dozen artists explores what and how we see today, revealing the visible and hidden forces shaping both what the contemporary world looks like, and how …

Art Exhibit - "I Am Quixote, Yo Soy Quijote"

This multi-media selection of works by 32 artists from across North Carolina explores themes from Don Quixote De La Mancha. The exhibit forms part of the El Quixote Festival a seven month l…

Art Exhibit- Creation, plus Gray Griffin & Rasadon

UPSTAIRS: Pleiades artist Gray Griffin and visiting artist Rasadon (the two-time Grammy award winning drummer from Arrested Development) combine forces in a collection of mixed media work that …

Dan Gottlieb: Moving Pictures / Figure and Forest and Iris Gottlieb: Animal, Vegetable, Mandible

For Moving Pictures/Figure and Forest, showing in the main gallery, Dan Gottlieb combines photography, painting, and fine craftsmanship to create his singular mixed media work. ”My pictures …

Durham Art Guild Exhibit - "Folding Light"

A collaborative show from Durham artists Heather Gordon and Warren Hicks. All of the works in the exhibit, both individually and co-created, are black and white including photographs, site specific …

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