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Mission Statement

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University fosters the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by providing direct experiences with original works of art supported by a range of exhibitions, programs and publications for the university and the broader community. The museum draws on the intellectual resources of a great research university and serves as a laboratory of the arts dedicated to multidisciplinary approaches to learning. These strategies make the Nasher at Duke a unique cornerstone of the arts for Duke University, Durham and the Triangle community, the State of North Carolina and the greater Southeast region.

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The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University was founded as the Duke University Museum of Art (DUMA) in 1969 with the purchase of the Brummer Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Art. The museum holds more than 13,000 works of art, including the Brummer Collection of medieval and renaissance art, the George Harley Memorial Collection of African art, a collection of classical Greek and Roman antiquities and more than 3,000 works of ancient American art.

The musuem's current collecting focus is on its growing collection of contemporary art.

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http://www.nasher.duke.edu

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