Nasher Museum Annual Report 2014 | Facts & Figures
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Food service and catered events

Royalties from Duke University Press

Education Workshops & Home School Program

Sub-total Earned









Annual University allocation
Endowment Income
Other University Endowments
Sub-total Earned



Annual Fund
Program Support (Individual Contributions/Acquisitions)
Sub-total Contributed




Sub-total Grants


Reserve from FY13





Salaries and benefits
Exhibitions and publications
Education programs
Public relations and marketing
Development, Membership
Operations and maintenance
Nasher Store
Reserve for future programming
Total Expenses


Board Of Advisors

The national Board of Advisors advises on policy and major fundraising initiatives, and helps to guide the museum’s acquisitions for the permanent collection.

Nancy A. Nasher, L’79, Chair


NorthPark Management Company

Dallas, TX

Marilyn Arthur, WC’56, P’79, P’88

Pinehurst, NC

Christopher Bass, T’97

Oak Hill Capital Management

San Francisco, CA

Cynthia Brodhead

Durham, NC

E. Blake Byrne, T’57

Chairman of the Board

Skylark Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

Trent A. Carmichael, T’88, P’17

Forester Capital, LLC

Greenwich, CT

Paula Cooper

Paula Cooper Gallery

New York, NY

Paula Hannaway Crown, T’80

Principal, Henry Crown & Co.

Chicago, IL

James Cuno

President and CEO

The J. Paul Getty Trust

Los Angeles, CA

David Haemisegger


NorthPark Management Company

Dallas, TX

Brenda La Grange Johnson, WC’61, P’96

USA Ambassador (retired)

New York, NY

Katherine Thorpe Kerr, T’04 


New York, NY

David Lamond, T’97, L’06

Lamond Capital

San Francisco, CA

Gerrit Livingston Lansing, Jr., T’95

BTG Pactual

New York, NY

Michael J. Levine, T’84, P’16


Ronart Leasing Corp.

Scarsdale, NY

Michael Marsicano, T’77, G’78, G’82, P’13

President & CEO

Foundation for the Carolinas

Charlotte, NC

Patricia Roderick Morton, T’77, P’06

Owner/Financial Advisor

PRM Advisors, LLC

Charlotte, NC

Jack H. Neely, T’80


Ballard Management Corporation

Tulsa, OK

Katharine Lee Reid

Chapel Hill, NC

Andrew C. Rothschild

Managing Director

Kemnay Advisory Services, Inc.

New York, NY

Jason Lewis Rubell, T’91

Rubell Hotels

Miami Beach, FL

William L. True, T’77


Gull Industries, Inc.

Seattle, WA

Derek M. Wilson, T’86, B’90, P’15

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Manhattan Pacific Capital Management

Dallas, TX

Ex Officio

Peter Lange


Duke University

Scott Lindroth

Vice Provost for the Arts

Duke University

Richard J. Powell

John Spencer Bassett Professor, American, Afro-American and African Art, Art History &
Visual Studies

Duke University

Arthur Rogers

(President, Nasher Museum Friends Board)

Principal, Eno Ventures, LLC

Durham, NC

Sarah Schroth

Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director

Nasher Museum of Art

Duke University

Hans Van Miegroet

Professor and Chair, Department of Art and Art History

Duke University

Collections Committee

Collections Committee members include the Nasher Museum Board of Advisors and Frank Konhaus T’80, and Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Department of Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University.

Friends Board

Friends Board

The Nasher Museum Friends Board focuses on reaching out to new audiences, increasing the museum’s membership and providing ongoing annual support.

Arthur Rogers, President

Principal, Eno Ventures, LLC

Durham, NC

Henry Sappenfield, Vice President and President-Elect


Kennon, Craver LLC

Durham, NC

Stefanie Kahn, P’11, P’13 Secretary

Community Philanthropist and Volunteer

Raleigh, NC

Michelle Beischer

Durham, NC

Gail Belvett

Founder and Dentist

Southpoint Family Dentistry

Durham, NC

Brad Brinegar

Chairman and CEO


Durham, NC

Jennings Brody


Parker & Otis

Durham, NC

Ruth Caccavale

Gallery Guide

Nasher Museum of Art

Durham, NC

Deborah DeMott

David F. Cavers Professor of Law

Duke University School of Law

Durham, NC

Kathi Eason

Community Philanthropist and Volunteer

Durham, NC

Pierce Freelon

Musician and Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Durham, NC

Christopher Gergen, T’93

Founding Partner

New Mountain Ventures

Durham, NC

Michael Goodmon

Vice President of Real Estate

Capitol Broadcasting Co.

Durham, NC

Bryan Huffman

Chief Business Officer

YMCA of the Triangle

Durham, NC

Virginia (Ginger) Jernigan, P’91

Community Philanthropist and Volunteer

Raleigh, NC

David Lindquist


Whitehall at the Villa

Chapel Hill, NC

Mac McCaughan


Merge Records

Durham, NC

Lori O’Keefe

President for Philanthropic

Services and Chief
Operating Officer

Triangle Community Foundation

Durham, NC

Pilar Rocha-Goldberg

President and CEO

El Centro Hispano, Inc.

Durham, NC

Kim Saunders

President and CEO

Mechanics and Farmers Bank

Durham, NC

Angela Terry

Community Volunteer

Durham, NC

Kelly Braddy Van Winkle, T‘99

Operations Manager

King of Texas Roofing Co.

Dallas, TX

Carl Webb



Board Member and Partner

Greenfire Development

Durham, NC

John White

Director of Public Policy

Greater Durham Chamber
of Commerce

Durham, NC

Gala Committee

A Night at Doris Duke’s Shangri La

Marilyn Arthur    

Lenore Behar

Jennings Brody

Kathi Eason

Diane Evia-Lanevi     

Paula Flood      

Pepper Fluke

Stefanie Kahn

Laura Ladd

David Lindquist      

Elspeth Ohman

Doren Pinnell

Arthur Rogers

Mindy Solie

Angela Terry

Kathy Braddy Van Winkle

Student Advisory Board

The Nasher Museum Student Advisory Board plans student events, hosts “Art for All” evenings and works to connect the Duke student body to the museum.

Lauren Acampora, Co-Chair, T’14

Kelsey Richards, Co-Chair, T’15

Juline Chevalier, Nasher Museum staff liaison

Ryan Elizabeth Bennert, T’15

Emily Eichenberger, M’14

Max Feidelson, T’16

Megan Friedman, T’15

Annalise Johnson, T’16

Yuyi Li, T’17

Sujata V Mahtaney, T’15

Addison Malone, T’15

Marissa Medine, T’14

Holly Nichols, M’14, T’09

Burcu Ozlar, T’15

Justin Sandulli, T’16

Zsofia Solta, T’14

Gary Yeh, T’17

Taylor Zakarin, T’14

Faculty Advisory Committee

Kristine Stiles, Chair


Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Srinivas Aravamudan

Dean of Humanities

Ian Baucom

Professor of English

Director, Franklin Humanities Institute

Peter Burian


Department of Classical Studies

Cathy Davidson

Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English

Director, HASTAC

John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

Sheila Dillon

Associate Professor

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Thavolia Glymph

Associate Professor

African & African American Studies

Scott Lindroth

Vice Provost for the Arts

William Noland

Professor of the Practice

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Richard Powell

John Spencer Bassett Professor

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Professor, Department of History

Victoria Szabo

Assistant Research Professor

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Members and Annual Fund

IMAGE: The Nasher Museum Board of Advisors gather with staff and Duke faculty for a spring meeting. FRONT ROW: Richard J. Powell, Trevor Schoonmaker, Nancy A. Nasher, Sarah Schroth, Peter Lange, Katie Adkins, Marjorie Levine, Marilyn Arthur, Derek Wilson, Marshall Price. SECOND ROW: Kristine Stiles, David Haemisegger, William True, Marianne Wardle, Mike Levine, Paula Cooper, Scott Lindroth, Avery Carmichael, Gary Yeh, Jamie Dupre, Yuyi Li, Addie Malone, Juline Chevalier, Katharine Lee Reid, Ralph McCaughan, Frank Konhaus, Cynthia Brodhead and Trent Carmichael. Photo by J Caldwell.


Assistant Curator


Digital Media Manager





Curator of Education


Curatorial Assistant




Facilities Manager


Executive Assistant to the Director


Museum Security Officer


Human Resources Manager


Graphic Designer and Web Content Manager


Manager of Visitor Services


Exhibitions and Publications Manager


Director of Engagement and Marketing


Manager of Protection Services


Exhibition Designer


Museum Security Officer


Wood Shop Manager


Assistant Registrar and Visual Resources Manager


General Manager, Nasher Museum Café


Education Associate


Deputy Director for Operations


Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art


Membership and Annual Fund Officer


Associate Curator of Education


Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art


Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director


Business Manager


Audio Visual Specialist


Head of Education and Interpretation


Major Gifts Officer


Associate Registrar


Manager of Nasher Museum Store


Special Events Coordinator

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Laura Moure Cecchini

Alfredo Rivera

Research Assistant

Pamela Kachurin, Ph.D.


Stella Belonwu

Ryan Elizabeth Bennert

Elizabeth Blackwood

Taylor Blakeney

Emma Elise Boulding

Chelsea Marie Bright

Mary Kate Cash

Sharon W Chan

Ji Young Chun

Tori Alexandra Cohen

Sophie Rose Cummins

Seliat Dairo

Brea Davenport

Devin J Devrai

Meghan Cecile Diaz

Elizabeth Maria Djinis

Anne Elizabeth Drescher

Sarah Kristin Filter

Malvika Gandhi

Sarah Garrahan

Mary Catherine Hall

Katherine Ann Hardiman

Shannan Hayes

Kathy Yuedi Huang

Candice Donnah Jansen

Caitlin Kelly

Alice Kim

Poun (Laura) Kim

Young Eun Kim

Sammy Lanevi

Brad Lenz

Kevin Leu

Jessie Lu

Carolyn Younghee Mayer

Lisa McCarty

Charlotte McKay

Steven Neal

Jordan Marie Noyes

Eun Min Park

Steven Pierre

Simone Pitre

Asif Rahman

Serena Reiser

Kelsey Jane Richards

Justin McGreal Sandulli

Hae Rim (Grace) Shin

Sarah Joan Soltis

Erin Elizabeth Stidham

Niva M Taylor

Elizabeth Cameron Turner

Mindy Vawdrey

Grace Caroline Wiener

Angie Yu

Katherina Lane Zinman

Gallery Guides

Sandy Beeman

Susana Burns

Ruth Caccavale

Joanne Edelman

Richard Hill

Lisa Ji

Stefanie Kahn

Jenny Leinbach

Mary Jean Lowrie

Linda Margolin

Carole Mathison

Marissa Medine

Peggy Murray

Annie Nashold

Kate Newman

Erin Oliver

Morita Rapoza

Kelsey Richards

Melissa Rygalski

Grace Shin

Mindy Solie

Zsofia Solta

George Telford

Nikki Whang


Ada Aka

Sasha Beatty

Bonnie Belk

Melissa Benn

Liz Bezera

Laurina Bird

Amanda Blanchard

Mark Blanchard

Chelsea Bright

Cara Buccichio

George Canfield

Jonathan Canfield

Pajal Chakraborty

Yvonne Chan

Stephanie Chao

Ilene Chen

Tiffany Chen

Amy Cheng

Crystal Chiang

Maria Cho

Alison Choi

Ji Young Chun

Whitney Cornwell

Michelle Dang

Mirla del Rosario

Danya Devine

Leilani Doktor

Anna Engelke

Martha Engelke

Serpil Erdem

Nancy Espersen

James Flynn

Jan French

Marie Gadd

Pela Gereffi

Ruth Gray

Maggie Griffin

Aruni Gunartne

Melissa Gwynn

Mary Hall

Jimmie Haynes

Lee Hightower

Kim Higuera

Chloe Hogan

Grace Hsu

Brendan Huang

Weiqao Huang

Beatrix Hutton

Rachel James

Mary Jewell

Jingxiao Jin

Suzi Johnson

Rhona Ke

Dayoung Ko

Hannah Koo

Laura Korch

Christy LaGuardia

Huayu Lai

Sam Lancaster

Christine Lee

Michelle Lee

Saeri Lee

Jim Leeds

Natasia Leung

Jo Ann Levo

Daniel Li

Yuyi Li

Jessica Lie

Yingxin Lin

PQ Liu

Emma Loewe

Brian Luo

Ramani Matthew

Hiroshi Mayomi

Kayla McIntyre

Joel Melzack

Jennifer Mercado

Joshua Mitchell

Grace Mott

Leah Nelson

Sissy Newell

Alice Ni

Anne Nolan

Jordan Noyes

Iyanuoluwa Oke

Matthew Palko

Julia Park

Elizabeth Piloso

Ruth Pinnell

Sharon Pomranky

Christopher Poulos

Karthika Raja

Megan Raley

Muriel Rioux

Sarah Rogers

Emily Rothen

Itzy Santillan

Ann Sarno

Jane Seeley

Jiwon Seo

Allison Shen

Christine Shen

Ariel Shpigel

Amanda Shurgin

Patti Smith

Jeanne Smythe

Michelle Stackman

Margaret Stebelton

Erin Stidham

Jenny Su

Nancy Su

Andrea Tan

James Tian

James Tian

Amy Trey

Christine Tsai

Renne Vance

Whitney Vaughan

Mary Votta

Jennifer Wang

Jessica Warren

Charlie Watson

Lejean Williams

Spencer Woody

Michelle Wu

Annie Yang

Marty Yang

Helen Yin

Chai Yoon Kim

Zenia Zheng

Qi Zhou

Words & Pictures Teachers

Sadie Alston

Laura Bailey

Mary Beckman

Anne Courie-Meulink

Karen Cromwell

Rebecca Dow

Kristy Durham

Marylu Flowers-Schoen

Evelyn Hallan

Aricka Hawkins

Susan Heath

Kerri Lockwood

Melody Martin

Elizabeth McKeathern

Carrie McMillan

Elizabeth McRainey

Christy Mullen

Parminder Kaur Rajpal

Pam Rose

Linda Seligman

Susan Sinclair

Cynthia Watkins

Kristen Winebrenner

Student Guards
Bre Davenport

Devin Devrai

Jela Duncan

Bree Jordan

Andrew Katsohirakis

Emerson Lovell

Bryce Mcateer

Walter Moczygemba

Davis Muthoka

Justin Parks

Steveen Pierre

DJ Reeves

Mario Sanders

Deondra Singleton

Josh Smith

Aymeric Vincenti

Mike Wang

Graduate Student Guards

Chih-I Chien

Vishnumuds Cheruvally

Chitria Kannan

Vaibhavi Kulkarni

Varun Narayanan

Aditya Prathipati

Lauren Vicker

Larry Zhoa

Cristionbal Ramirazee

Mamadou Sall

Anurag Sodhi

Sachin Solomon

Narayanan Varun

Nattaporn Vichittongrueng

Front Desk Staff

Leah Allen

Stephanie Chao

Gary Corcoran

Sophie Corwin

Alex Deyneka

Rebecca Evans

Sarah Garrahan

Rachel Greenspan

Jane Ha

Keoni Kailimaie

Emillie Luse

Lindsey Mazurek

Jordan Noyes

Varun Narayanan

Anne Phillips

Nikki Rice

Mitali Routh

Gabby Salva

Christine Sarikas

Josh Smith

Aleatha Terrell

Peter Tukei

Michael Wang

Nikki Whang

Leah Yaffee

Kate Yang

In Memoriam:
Joanne Edelman

1943 – 2014


Joanne became a docent at the Duke University Museum of Art in 1992 and was actively involved in sharing her love of visual art with museum visitors of all ages (at DUMA and then the Nasher Museum) for more than 20 years. She was a gifted educator who had been an elementary school teacher and principal, and she helped all docents, gallery guides and Nasher staff become better teachers. She had a deep love of Pre-Hispanic art and also the latest gadgets and technology. Her wonderful sense of humor came through in all she did.

Planned Giving

Katie Thorpe Kerr, T ’04

Katie is a member of the Nasher Museum’s national Board of Advisors and gives regularly to Duke’s Annual Fund and special exhibitions. She is a member of the steering committee for Nasher New York. Katie is an Assistant Vice President in the Contemporary Art Department at Sotheby’s in New York.

Katie, why is the Nasher Museum important to you?

I believe university museums exist in a really interesting space that allows art to be accessible in ways perhaps other museums cannot as easily achieve. There is a built-in community around the museum of students and faculty who can feel a kind of ownership and pride in the collection and the impressive exhibition program that the Nasher has developed. Working in the art world now, it is clear to me that more and more Duke alumni are entering into careers in the arts and I strongly believe that this is directly correlated to art being part of their collegiate experience. I was an art history major at Duke and my interest in the arts was strong from the beginning. I believe the presence of the Nasher on campus sparks that interest for the economics major, or the engineer – it can enhance and broaden the college experience. The Nasher has become such a renowned institution in such a short time, with exhibitions travelling to some of the most important museums in the world. This is a huge achievement and largely due to the incredible staff and the commitment from Duke to making the museum a priority. The Nasher has definitely made its mark and will only continue to do so.

Please tell us the story of your history with Duke’s art museum.

I became involved with the Duke University Art Museum as a freshman in 2000-01 and worked on a student-curated exhibition. We each picked a couple of pieces and did the research and wrote the wall text for the exhibition. It is such a rare opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look into museums and it was such an important moment as a student to be able to have this experience of being one-on-one with the artwork. Even in the old museum building on East Campus this felt like a real privilege. Having worked at Sotheby’s for the 10 years since graduation, I am fortunate to continue to have intimate opportunities like this with art and there is the same spark of excitement every time it happens.

Why is planned giving important to you?

Philanthropy has always been very important to my family. From a very young age I grew up thinking everyone gave back to the schools or organizations that were important to them. I have learned that this is sadly not the case and it has certainly motivated me to become more involved with helping the places that have so profoundly shaped me. I give to the Nasher not only out of gratitude to the great university that I am so proud to have attended but to also serve as an example to my classmates and fellow alumni that we are vital to the continued growth and success of the place and the student experience. It is a serious responsibility that brings me great joy.