That's artful

October 29, 2012 

Raymond Nasher was a 1943 graduate of Duke University who in 2005 decided to give something back, and then some. His $10 million gift named the Nasher Museum of Art at the university, which features contemporary and post-modern art. The museum has built an impressive collection over the years.

Now the giving continues. Nasher’s daughter, Nancy, and her husband, David J. Haemisegger, have given another $5 million in the form of two endowments. They had already given $1 million in 2007 to name the curator’s position after her parents. That’s $16 million from one family, an extraordinary feat of generosity.

The Nasher Museum is a wonderful “partner” with the Triangle’s other museums, including the Ackland at UNC-Chapel Hill and of course, the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. The variety of visual art enlivens our community and offers not just entertainment but educational opportunities as well.

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