Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Art museum at the heart of Duke, since 2005. Free admission. Courtesy of Jennifer M. New & Jason New.
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   ❤️Welcome, Duke alumni! Welcome, families!🧑‍🧑‍🧒‍🧒We invite you to visit “María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold” and our...
04/12/2024




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Welcome, Duke alumni! Welcome, families!
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We invite you to visit “María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold” and our other exhibitions, “Modern Prophets: Art and Spirituality in America,” “Love & Anarchy” and “Art of Peru.”
Admission is free!
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Free Family Day is Sunday, April 14, 1-3 PM
Celebrate Earth Day by making your very own art using recycled materials with the Scrap Exchange! Interact with live animals as the Piedmont Wildlife Center teaches us about native wildlife. Get inspired by artists who tell their stories using unconventional materials.
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Beautiful photos of our many visitors, friends and supporters by

 We’re thrilled to welcome John H. Francis, PhD, a renowned environmental educator and explorer, tonight at 6:30 PM!He w...
04/11/2024



We’re thrilled to welcome John H. Francis, PhD, a renowned environmental educator and explorer, tonight at 6:30 PM!

He will share his incredible journey and innovative approach to outdoor exploration.

Co-sponsored by and

Learn about the Planet lines curriculum, designed to connect learners of all ages with nature through hands-on experiences and technology. 🌿

Registration required and link is in bio.

Want to enjoy brunch at the Nasher Museum Cafe after the talk? 🍽️ Reserve your spot by calling 919-684-6032 or booking through OpenTable.

Join us on a journey of discovery, empowerment, and environmental stewardship with Dr. Francis!

Let’s enjoy the world one step at time, shall we? 👣🌍

 ✨“I’m excited to join a team that’s reflecting and looking forward and really thinking deeply about the historical impa...
04/09/2024



“I’m excited to join a team that’s reflecting and looking forward and really thinking deeply about the historical impact of the work that it does in relationship to our sociocultural moment and our futures.” — Xuxa Rodríguez

We are proud to welcome Xuxa Rodríguez, Ph.D., as our new Curator of Contemporary Art! She comes to Duke from and in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she is of contemporary art.

At Crystal Bridges, Xuxa has overseen numerous acquisitions and organized many exhibitions. See link in bio for details.

“We’re delighted that Xuxa is joining our team and look forward to the new perspectives and fresh eyes she’ll bring to the museum.” —
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Congratulations to Duke student and Nasher Museum Gallery Guide Lucas Lin, was awarded a student fellow at the Full Fram...
04/06/2024

Congratulations to Duke student and Nasher Museum Gallery Guide Lucas Lin, was awarded a student fellow at the Full Frame Documentary Film festival 2024!

SWIPE>> to see two portraits of Lucas in our galleries by
and still image from Lucas’s original film “In Loving Memory” (2024)
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In his words, the film “follows the life of Chapel-Hill based Japanese artist Chieko Murasugi and explores how her artistic style and philosophy is inspired by the survival of her parents during the bombings of Tokyo in World War II. Chieko rediscovers her mother’s love for colors and patterns, and incorporates these elements in her painting series ‘In Loving Memory,’ which commemorates the passing of her mother two year ago.”

📷 of Lucas by Karen Huang

“It gives power, like strong energy.” Mykha, age 17💦“I love sting rays,” said Taliyah, age 17. “She looks very elegant, ...
04/05/2024

“It gives power, like strong energy.” Mykha, age 17
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“I love sting rays,” said Taliyah, age 17. “She looks very elegant, very classy.”
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“MamaRay” by made quite an impression on high school students visiting from Georgia. ❤️

Come and see the beautiful exhibition “María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold” this weekend. Everyone is welcome!💦Admission...
03/30/2024

Come and see the beautiful exhibition “María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold” this weekend. Everyone is welcome!
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Admission is free. Courtesy of and Jason New.
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Photo by
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“I carry a lot of pain and anguish and lacerations from history—the past that I get to know and acknowledge—but also inc...
03/21/2024

“I carry a lot of pain and anguish and lacerations from history—the past that I get to know and acknowledge—but also incredible amounts of joy and hope and trust that it’s so difficult, but the best days are ahead and should be built together.” — María Magdalena Campos-Pons, in a story by

A huge thank you to artist for visiting us this week and sharing wisdom and hope!

Thank you also to and for a beautiful conversation!
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  Join us for a captivating guided conversation led by the astounding  , delving into the themes found in Maria Magdalen...
03/19/2024



Join us for a captivating guided conversation led by the astounding , delving into the themes found in Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: “Behold”.

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Explore childhood experiences, life journeys, and belief systems shaped by personal experiences.
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After the conversation, dive into an engaging artmaking activity that reflects the discussed themes. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience!

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   Student Talk / “pov: in my nasher teen era”Tonight!Thursday, March 146 to 7:306 PM: Public talk with student curators...
03/14/2024




Student Talk / “pov: in my nasher teen era”
Tonight!
Thursday, March 14
6 to 7:30

6 PM: Public talk with student curators
6:30 PM: Reception

Join the Nasher Teen Council for a gallery talk on the exhibition they co-curated, “pov: in my nasher teen era,” on view in the Academic Focus Gallery.

The installation presents contemporary works from the museum’s collection, from the point of view of the Teen Council.

The Nasher Teen Council is comprised of 12 high school students from Durham, NC.

Through “pov: in my nasher teen era,” they explore their own experiences and perspectives as young creatives from diverse ethnic, racial, and gender backgrounds.

ABOVE: Photo by

“What first caught my eye was how I saw myself and my own grandma in this photograph; the whole feel of it just reminded...
03/12/2024

“What first caught my eye was how I saw myself and my own grandma in this photograph; the whole feel of it just reminded me of her. Then reading about [LaToya Ruby] Frazier’s story and purpose as well as her grandma’s story, I really just connected with it, and it made me love not only the piece but Frazier herself.” — Ismael Guzman Garcia, Northern High School class of 2024, member of Nasher Teen Council.
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Join the Nasher Teen Council for a gallery talk on the exhibition they co-curated, “pov: in my nasher teen era,” now on view in the Academic Focus Gallery.
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Thursday, March 14
6 PM: Public talk with student curators
6:30 PM: Reception
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LaToya Ruby Frazier, “Grandma Ruby and me,” 2005 (printed 2013)
Gelatin silver print mounted on museum board
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Museum purchase with funds provided by Marjorie and Michael Levine
© LaToya Ruby Frazier. Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein, Paris / Brussels.
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Annual Rothschild LectureWednesday, March 20, 2024🖌️5:30 PM Cash bar6:30 PM Lecture Hall opens7 PM Conversation between ...
03/06/2024

Annual Rothschild Lecture
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
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5:30 PM Cash bar
6:30 PM Lecture Hall opens
7 PM Conversation between María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carmen Hermo and Mazie Harris
Reservations required: link in bio.
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Come and hear artist and MacArthur Fellow María Magdalena Campos-Pons in conversation with the curators of her solo exhibition, “Behold,” organized by Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum and Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, Getty Museum.
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 We are excited to celebrate the new exhibition “Hung Liu: Living Memory” in our Incubator Gallery!The show explores the...
03/04/2024



We are excited to celebrate the new exhibition “Hung Liu: Living Memory” in our Incubator Gallery!

The show explores the artist’s ability to bridge past and present by manipulating the threads of visual memory.

“Hung Liu: Living Memory” was created through the Curatorial Practicum: Development and Design course, taught by Ellen C. Raimond, Associate Curator of Academic Initiatives, in the Museum Theory & Practice Concentration.The student co-curators, all part of Duke’s Class of 2024, are Eliza Henne, Nicole Kagan, Elayna Lei, Bailes New and Madeleine Reinhard.

Photos by Brian Quinby

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We would love to hear from you!We are committed to providing you with a high-quality museum experience and to fulfill th...
02/23/2024

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02/19/2024



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 🤖Don’t miss “Act as if you are a curator: an AI-generated exhibition,” on view through Sunday!🤖“Marshall Price was joki...
02/17/2024


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Don’t miss “Act as if you are a curator: an AI-generated exhibition,” on view through Sunday!
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“Marshall Price was joking when he told employees at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art that artificial intelligence could organize their next exhibition. As its chief curator, he was short-staffed and facing a surprise gap in his fall programming schedule; the comment was supposed to cut the tension of a difficult meeting. … But members of his curatorial staff, who organize the museum’s exhibitions, embraced the challenge to see if A.I. could replace them effectively.” —
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This fascinating exhibition was organized by ChatGPT.
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Photo by (from his photoshoot for The New York Times) of the Nasher support team: (from left) .jv.olson (Associate Professor of the Practice of Visual and Media Studies at Duke); (Chief Curator and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art); (Trent A. Carmichael Director of Academic Initiatives and Curator of Arts of the Americas); and (Curatorial Assistant).
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Big shout-out also to Duke undergraduates Irma Lopez, Alveena Nadim, Maddie Rubin and David Sardá, who provided research support. ❤️

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>>SWIPE>> photos of installation by also for The Times
Read press about this project at link in bio.

“It’s all about love. And the power of love to sustain” —María Magdalena Campos-Pons📿We are beyond excited for the offic...
02/14/2024

“It’s all about love. And the power of love to sustain” —María Magdalena Campos-Pons
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We are beyond excited for the official opening of “María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold” at the Nasher Museum this Thursday, Feburary 15!
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This powerful exhibition of work spans 30 years and holds stories and futures of historically silenced peoples.
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SWIPE>> to see a portrait of the artist courtesy and a sampling of the beautiful works in the exhibition.
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We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Hans J. Van Miegroet, Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies ...
02/12/2024

We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Hans J. Van Miegroet, Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke for the past 35 years.
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“Hans van Miegroet was a gifted artist, art historian, and creative thinker in numerous fields from the humanities to the social and natural sciences and law. His research on emerging Art Markets was grounded in questions of copyright, cultural heritage, visual culture, and new research strategies and modes of interpretation. When he once served as Chair of the Department, he expanded Art & Art History to include Visual Studies. Hans was a loving father of two children, a supportive colleague, and friend. His kindness, memorable playfulness, and wry sense of humor was unparalleled. He will be acutely missed.” — Kristine Stiles, France Family Distinguished Professor, longtime friend of the Nasher Museum, guest curator and member of the Collections Committee of the museum’s national Board of Advisors.
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We will miss Hans. See link in bio for more about Hans and his many contributions to Duke.

See you this weekend!
 

Art for everyone, art for all ages.  hosts Family Day: Black History Month on Sunday, 1 to 3 PM...
02/09/2024

See you this weekend!
 

Art for everyone, art for all ages.
 
hosts Family Day: Black History Month on Sunday, 1 to 3 PM

 to see photos by 

Visitors take a close look at “My mother, she fell from the sky” 

Two of our smallest visitors watch a video within the Arts of Africa Gallery

A visitor experiences “Hobson’s Choice”
 
Zen and Rosie, two recent visitors, lean in to view “Pobre Diabla”

  🚧For months, we have watched with fascination the construction of a new chilled water line behind the museum. 💦🚜Swipe ...
02/05/2024


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For months, we have watched with fascination the construction of a new chilled water line behind the museum. 💦
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Swipe to see the cutest remote-controlled flattening machine!
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If we sometimes are tempted to grouse about blocked parking spots, we soon remember it’s temporary and we are so grateful for these dedicated workers!

   ❤️We were happy to come across and  striking a pose in front of “Real Plastic Love,” a sculpture created by   in 1984...
01/30/2024



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We were happy to come across
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striking a pose in front of “Real Plastic Love,” a sculpture created by in 1984 and made of found plastic objects. 📷
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Come and visit this work within the exhibition “Love & Anarchy” organized by
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Admission is free! Courtesy of and Jason New.

“I’ve always been really fascinated with how artists portray themselves with either portraiture or through their own art...
01/26/2024

“I’ve always been really fascinated with how artists portray themselves with either portraiture or through their own art. Especially during times of extreme change! Prophetic figures and ghosts have been around forever so it’s fascinating to see how artists reimagine them to build their image or talk about changing times.” — Curatorial Assistant Julianne Miao

Julianne organized “Modern Prophets: Art and Spirituality in America,” opening this Saturday, Jan. 27, in our Modern & Contemporary Gallery.

“We’ve gotten really good at how we mold our image to share with the world. Now, more than ever, we are inundated with portraits of ourselves and other people. We have to decide — what does this say about us, and what does it say about others? What’s true and not true?” — Julianne Miao
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“There are recurring motifs in my work of mirrors and windows as portals to these imagined landscapes. I’m really intere...
01/24/2024

“There are recurring motifs in my work of mirrors and windows as portals to these imagined landscapes. I’m really interested in blurring that boundary between the real and the represented, the frame and the window, or the subject and the object.” — as quoted in .com
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We’re thrilled with the acquisition of “Heavy Lidded” a surrealistic, dreamlike work created by Charlotte Edey! This is the first work by the London-based artist to enter our collection. ❤️
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The artist uses embroidery and soft pastels to create her work. Her settings are both familiar and unnerving.
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Charlotte Edey
“Heavy Lidded,” 2023
Soft pastel on paper in Edwardian carved wood frame
14 ¼ x 18 ¼ in (36 x 46 cm)
Image courtesy
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“Heavy Lidded” 🪄“There are recurring motifs in my work of mirrors and windows as portals to these imagined landscapes. I...
01/24/2024

“Heavy Lidded”
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“There are recurring motifs in my work of mirrors and windows as portals to these imagined landscapes. I’m really interested in blurring that boundary between the real and the represented, the frame and the window, or the subject and the object.” — Charlotte Edey, .com
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We’re thrilled with the acquisition of “Heavy Lidded,” a surrealistic, dreamlike space created by London artist Charlotte Edey.
This is her first work to enter our collection. ❤️
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The artist uses embroidery and soft pastels to create her work. Her settings are both familiar and unnerving.
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Charlotte Edey
“Heavy Lidded,” 2023
Soft pastel on paper in Edwardian carved wood frame
14 ¼ x 18 ¼ in (36 x 46 cm)
Image courtesy
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“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around” ✨ Today would have been the 95th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.✨>>SWIPE...
01/15/2024

“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around”


Today would have been the 95th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

>>SWIPE>> to see individual works and the full installation
Hank Willis Thomas, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around,” 2015-16
Installation of 17 glass, silver, and digital prints
Dimensions variable
Museum purchase with additional funds provided by JoAnn Busuttil. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum for the exhibition “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.”

Final weekend!✨Don’t miss the last weekend to see “(Un)Natural: Constructed Environments,” the curatorial debut for Asso...
01/13/2024

Final weekend!

Don’t miss the last weekend to see “(Un)Natural: Constructed Environments,” the curatorial debut for Associate Curator Katherine Werwie, who arrived at the Nasher Museum in June 2023.

Admission is FREE!

The show features works from our collection:

“The Invitation” by contemporary South African artist 2022
Image courtesy of

“Creation of the Birds and Fishes” by Jan van Kessel I (attributed), c. 1650

John James Audubon, “Carolina Pigeon (or Turtle Dove)” from the portfolio “Birds of America,” 1826–1838

Artist Unknown, Latin American, “Saint Emygdius,” 18th century

Gallery installation view of works by John James Audubon, Jan van Kessel I and Ravelle Pillay, all works that examine artistic creation as a means of exerting control over the natural landscape, especially in contexts of colonization. Photo by Brian Quinby

Photo of Katherine Werwie by Michael Paras

From the wall label: “Artistic representations of nature are never neutral. From our oldest societies, humans have projected meaning onto the landscapes, plants and animals around them. This installation examines the different ways humans contend with the natural world through objects created in contexts spanning the Nasher Museum’s collections.”

 📽️Grab a friend and meet us TONIGHT 6-8:30 PM for movie night!📽️“Red Tails” (2012, directed by Anthony Hemingway and Ge...
01/11/2024


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Grab a friend and meet us TONIGHT 6-8:30 PM for movie night!
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“Red Tails” (2012, directed by Anthony Hemingway and George Lucas, 2 hours 37 minutes) tells the World War II story of the experimental Tuskegee training program.
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These courageous Black pilots are waging two wars at once—one against enemies overseas and the other against discrimination within the military and back home.
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This movie will give us deeper insight into Jim McDowell’s work “Red Tails,” now on view within “Love & Anarchy.”
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End the night with dinner at the Nasher Café or order a to-go drink to enjoy in our Great Hall.
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Jim McDowell, “Red Tails,” 2022
High fire stoneware with Wertz Shino glaze, 16 × 6 1/2 inches (40.64 × 16.51 cm)
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Museum purchase with funds provided by Susan Brill Hershfield and Michael Hershfield.

 Joel P. Johnson, our very own Head of Graphic Design, has been recognized and honored by Stanford University for his ou...
01/10/2024


Joel P. Johnson, our very own Head of Graphic Design, has been recognized and honored by Stanford University for his outstanding work in sketchbooks, magazines, illustrations, correspondence, awards and articles over the course of nearly 40 years.
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His work is now part of as part of their Black Graphic Design History Collections Initiative.
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“Often, people did not know I was a Black artist. It would change the conversation after they found out.”
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Joel is an award-winning painter, illustrator and graphic designer from the Bronx, NY. His early illustrations were published in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Boston Globe and many others.
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“For a while my style was kind of taking Renaissance/Greco-Roman art and giving it a conceptual twist.”
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In 1998, Joel won a silver medal from Illustrators in New York.
Joel’s work evolved into more of a monochromatic and personalized style which he says more accurately reflects himself.
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After exploring illustrations, Joel ventured into brand identity and design, developing a keen eye for producing all manner of graphic projects, from logos to newsletters and full marketing campaigns. In addition to his academic background painting and illustration, Joel says that possessing a strong artistic eye can open up diverse career opportunities.
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“Anyone who has a good eye can apply it to photography and design if you have that understanding of composition.”
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>>SWIPE>> to see an illustration by Joel that appeared on the cover of

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Friday 10am - 5pm
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A modern and contemporary art museum at the heart of Duke University, since 2005. All are welcome. “Our university should enfold culture of every nature.” — Raymond D. Nasher, 1943. 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705


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