@NasherMuseum / no. 018    November 06, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Election Day Edition
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MATISSE AND OLD LACE / Thursday, November 15, 7 PM / Author and art historian Nancy Ramage, great-great niece of the Cone sisters, will give a talk, "Matisse and Old Lace: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore." Ramage is a gifted storyteller whose anecdotes and memories were handed down by her mother, Ellen Hirschland, who grew up quite close to her great-aunt Etta. Together, Ramage and her mother researched and wrote the definitive book, The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Collecting at Full Tilt (Northwestern University Press, 2008). Ramage is the Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts Emerita at Ithaca College. Reception with cash bar to follow.

MERCI BEAUCOUP! / Many thanks to all who supported the Nasher Museum’s 2012 benefit gala, Salon d’Automne, celebrating the opening of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore and serving as a final farewell to Kimerly Rorschach, the Nasher Museum’s founding director. All proceeds from the gala help support the museum’s commitment to serving the Triangle area through dynamic exhibitions and free K-12 educational programs. View flickr slideshow. Photos by J Caldwell


THE CONE SISTERS COLLECT / The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, presents The Cone Sisters Collect as a complement to the Nasher Museum’s Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. The exhibition is on view November 3, 2012 - February 17, 2013. The Weatherspoon received a generous gift in 1950 when Etta Cone bequeathed part of her and her sister Claribel’s collection to the museum. Members of the Weatherspoon Art Museum receive a $2 discount on tickets to Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters. Members of the Nasher Museum receive a 15% discount at the WAMshop. Related event: Lecture by Porter Aichele on Sunday, November 18, 2 PM, at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro.

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THANK YOU / The following sponsors gave generous support to the Nasher Museum benefit gala: The Catering Company of Chapel Hill, Ninth Street Flowers, Wisdom Beverage, Parker and Otis, La Farm Bakery, Miel Bon Bons Patisserie and Catering and The Persian Carpet. Additional decor and event support was provided by American Party Rentals, American Furniture Rentals, China Dolls Vintage China, Classic Party Rentals, Park Inc Valet Services and Nasher Museum Cafe. Accommodations for Les Chauds Lapins were provided by the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center.
Photos by J Caldwell


NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN! / Members receive two free tickets, per day, to the ticketed exhibition Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters and free audio guides. Not a member? Become a supporting member and your tax-deductible membership will benefit the community and provide a host of benefits to enhance your experience at the Nasher Museum. Photo by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG / This past weekend, a crew from the public television network UNC-TV, with Executive Producer Scott Davis, visited the Nasher Museum to film in the galleries. The 30-minute HDTV documentary will air numerous times throughout North Carolina, starting Thanksgiving week. Read more Photo by J Caldwell

IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Store and Nasher Museum Cafe, and receive free, unlimited admission and special invitations and subscriptions to our full-color calendar and post card mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk. Photo by J Caldwell

Top image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Washerwomen c. 1888. Oil on canvas, 22 ¼ x 18 11/16 inches (56.5 x 47.5 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.282.
Image for LEARN: Henri Matisse in his apartment at the Place Charles-Felix in Nice, 1934. Henri Matisse Archive. All works by Henri Matisse seen in archival photograph © 2011. Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Image for MATISSE: Henri Matisse, Striped Robe, Fruit, and Anemones, 1940. Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches (54.9 x 65.1 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.263. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Image for SEE: Pablo Picasso, Still Life in Front of a Window, 1919, intaglio on paper, 13 5/8 x 9 11/16 inches. Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bequest of Etta and Claribel Cone, 1949. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Lower image for VOTE: Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait (Bonjour Mlle Cone), 1907. Pen and brown ink, 8 5/16 x 5 1/2 inches (21.1 x 14 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.481. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University, and the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art.
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One masterpiece exhibition not enough? Visit Two for $22 for tickets to Collecting Matisse at the Nasher Museum and Still-Life at the NCMA.

The Cone Brothers invested in textile mills in the late 1800s/early 1900s. White Oak Cotton Mill, their largest, was located in Greensboro and by 1908 was the largest producer of which fabric? (click to answer)


Last week's survey:  We asked which artist sketched for Etta a self-portrait with the message, "Bonjour Mlle Cone?" We received many answers and most correctly identified Pablo Picasso.
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