Sketching at the Nasher Art Museum, Durham, NC








Nasher Museum of Art

Renowned architect Rafael Viñoly designed the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, which opened in October 2005. The museum is a major new center for the arts on campus and in the Research Triangle area, with leading-edge art exhibitions and dynamic programs, including Family Days, performing arts events, lectures, film series and social gatherings. The 65,000-square-foot building houses three large gallery spaces, a museum store, university and community classrooms and Nasher Museum Café with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking sculpture gardens.

We will meet at 1:00 inside of the museum, in front of the gift shop.  It is worth coming to the museum just to walk into their light filled center atrium.  You feel like you are standing inside a piece of art work.  There will be a Matisse exhibit on display in the galleries when we are there.  In fact, there is a special time the Nasher has set aside to sketch on Thursday, January 3 from 7:00 until 9:00.  Check out their website for more details.

At 3:00 we will meet back up in front of the gift shop and decide whether or not to go to the Nasher Cafe for our sketch share. They have wonderful coffee and pastries.

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  • Debbie

    What a wonderful time we had sketching at the Nasher. I enjoy seeing what people choose to draw and I learn something new each time about different techniques. It was a big group, we had to pass the sketchbooks around the circle so that everyone could see them.

    1 · January 6, 2013

  • Fleetwood

    Great group. Good to see so many sketchers there.

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Kristin W.

    Great feedback and an enjoyable experience overall!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Bryan A.

    I was impressed by the talent of the others in the group. It was the first time I did anything on meetup, and surely will not be my last!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Tracy Colleen S.

    It was truly inspiring to sketch a true Matisse and there were plenty of objects of inspiration.

    1 · January 5, 2013

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