In this course, we will have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the permanent collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Like many university art museums, Nasher’s collection is not encyclopedic. The collection does have some world-class works of art, and these and the context for these works will be the subject of this course. Rather than a comprehensive art history survey, my goal is to provide a background for the works in the Nasher collection. We will discuss the broad themes of various art historical periods represented in the collection and have in-depth discussions of specific Nasher works. | Lecture + Q&A; Facilitated discussion; Viewing videos.