Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Durham, United States


  • 2001 Campus Drive
  • Durham
  • Charlotte
  • NC 27705
  • United States

Opening times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursday – 10 AM to 9 PM (General admission is free from 5 to 9 PM)
Sunday – Noon to 5 PM
Monday – closed

New Year’s Eve (closing early at 5 PM), New Year’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day


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The Nasher Museum has celebrated its first decade as a major center for the arts on Duke University’s campus and in the surrounding Research Triangle area. The museum organizes and presents leading-edge exhibitions that travel to institutions worldwide, including Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist (2014), Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (2013), The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918 (2010) and Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool(2008). The traveling exhibition El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III was named one of Time magazine’s top 10 shows of 2008. The strengths of the museum’s permanent collection are Medieval art, art of the Americas (largely pre-Columbian), Classical Antiquities and modern and contemporary art.

The museum’s contemporary collection features a growing list of artists, including Ebony G. Patterson, Nick Cave, Barkley L. Hendricks, Christian Marclay, Wangechi Mutu, Ai Weiwei, Fred Wilson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. More than 1 million people have visited the museum since it opened in 2005.

Exhibiting artists