Nasher10: Celebrating a Decade

Since its establishment ten years ago, the Nasher Museum of Art has had an unprecedented influence on the growth of the arts at Duke and the state of the arts in Durham. The museum is celebrating its anniversary both on site and in the community with a series of exhibitions and events, Nasher10. Among the highlights are two large-scale murals commissioned from abstract painter Odili Donald Odita. His wall painting inside the Nasher Museum’s Mary D.B.T. Semans Great Hall, entitled Shadow and Light (For Julian Francis Abele), is inspired by the African-American architect who designed most of Duke’s campus. It will be on display through September, 2016. The second mural is on the Foster Street wall of YMCA on Morgan Street in downtown Durham. That painting, entitled Time Bridge, was inspired by the city of Durham, which is, according to the artist, “a city that has an awareness of the complexity of its individual interests, and at the same time is open to allow those interests to thrive together as a community.”

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