Durham Grit Award

Jun. 21, 2013 @ 02:35 PM

Duke is an institution that always aims for the top tier, be it in academics, athletics or medical care. Add to that list now the arts. Since its inception, there clearly has been a vision to create a museum of excellence.
That is coming to fruition. The Nasher draws more than 100,000 people each year. It has had some wonderful exhibits, including the noteworthy “El Greco to Velázquez,” which brings us to the winner of this week’s Grit Award.
Sarah Schroth has been a driving force in the elevation and vision for the Nasher. She organized the well-regarded El Greco show. She has vast experience in the arts world. And she clearly was the right choice to become the museum’s new direction, charting its rising course in the arts both locally and nationally. Her vision extends beyond the walls of the museum. She sees possibilities for more integration with the university in transforming the arts at Duke and in teaching humanities in new ways.
The Nasher will thrive under her leadership, bringing more accolades and art awareness to Duke and to Durham.

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