he Nasher Museum presented an exhibition of recent acquisitions of contemporary art and other highlights from the collection. Sound Vision featured some of the most exciting art of our time, including paintings, works on paper, photography, video, installation and sculpture. A story emerged in this exhibition–of the museum’s sound strategy for building the collection, with a focus on artists who are living and working today. The work of these younger artists, often connected to the museum through exhibitions, was juxtaposed with established artists who have greatly influenced art of the 21st century. The work of these global artists, often underrecognized or connected to the museum through exhibitions, was juxtaposed with more established artists who have greatly influenced art of the 21st century. Sound Vision was organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.
Photos in order of appearance: Duke students take a closer look at Deborah Grant’s 2007 work, In the Land of the Blind the Blue Eye Man is King from the series By the Skin of Our Teeth. Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker leads a gallery talk through Sound Vision. Gallery installation photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion. All other photos by J Caldwell.