Photo: J. Caldwell
By Wendy Hower
Dancing, studying, eating and looking – Duke students are finding many ways to connect with masterpieces by Spanish-born artist Joan Miró at the Nasher Museum. Hundreds of students have visited “Miró: The Experience of Seeing,” since the show opened on September 14. The Nasher Museum is the only East Coast venue; this is the first-ever presentation of the final twenty years of Miró’s career. The exhibition includes 27 sculptures, 18 paintings and six drawings, some of them more than six feet tall. All works are on loan from Spain. The exhibition is on view at the Nasher Museum through February 22, 2015.
“We can’t wait for visitors to discover this joyous and inspirational exhibition,” said Sarah Schroth, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum. “Miró is one of the great masters of 20th century art, and this show reveals the tireless creativity he experienced in the last 20 years of his life. His large, gorgeous paintings are filled with unexpected energy of line and color. And you have never seen sculpture like this by Miró.”
The statewide public television network UNC-TV, in partnership with the Nasher Museum, has produced a 30-minute documentary, Miró: The Experience of Seeing. High-definition video shot in the Nasher's exhibition space captured the work in exceptional detail. The documentary premiered on October 20 and will air numerous times throughout North Carolina.
Admission to “Miró: The Experience of Seeing” is always free to Duke Students. Tickets: $12 for adults ($16 with guided tour), $6 for children ages 7 to 17, and free for children 6 and under. Admission is free for Nasher Museum members (two free tickets per adult member and additional tickets for a 10 percent discount). Admission is $8 for non-Duke students, $6 for faculty and staff with a Duke ID and $6 for Duke Alumni Association members with an ID card. Tickets are available by calling (919) 684-4444 or by visiting tickets.duke.edu.