The Nasher Museum has celebrated its first decade as a major center for the arts on Duke University’s campus and in the surrounding Research Triangle area. The museum organizes and presents leading-edge exhibitions that travel to institutions worldwide, including “Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush” (2017), “Southern Accent: seeking the American South in Contemporary Art” (2016-17), “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” (2014), “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” (2013) and “Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool” (2008). Since opening in 2005, the Nasher Museum has been dedicated to building a groundbreaking collection of contemporary art. In this effort, the museum recognizes and supports global artists of extraordinary vision, whose works spark opportunities for deep and thoughtful engagement. The Nasher Museum’s collecting strategy emphasizes works by diverse artists who have been historically underrepresented, or even excluded, by mainstream arts institutions, and maintains a particular focus on artists of African descent. This strategy also includes work by emerging artists, self-taught artists and outstanding work by artists who live in North Carolina and the South who contribute to the surrounding creative community.