@NasherMuseum / no. 021 November 20, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY WITH MATISSE / This Thanksgiving weekend the Nasher Museum will host exciting programs associated with Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Saturday: Transport to Paris with live French music. Sunday: Tap into your own inner artist with drawing lessons from local art instructors. Thursday, November 29: Taste French wines with local experts (free for same-day exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21). For more details visit our events page. Photo by J Caldwell
FAMILY DAY PHOTOS / Thank you for making Sunday's free Family Day a great success! Visitors made wonderful weavings, wallpaper collages and stamped fabrics, took part in a gallery hunt, toured the galleries and watched live performances by Sean Higgins, the Barefoot Juggler. Support for the Nasher Museum’s education programs is provided by the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Fox Family Foundation, Nordstrom, and the SunTrust Foundation. In-kind support is provided by The Container Store®. View a slideshow from Family Day. Photos by J Caldwell
MATISSE AND OLD LACE / The Nasher Museum buzzed last Thursday night as NBC Chief meteorologist Wes Hohenstein gave his weather broadcast live from inside the galleries. He interviewed Interim Director Sarah Schroth and author and art historian Nancy Ramage, great-great niece of the Cone sisters, about Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters. After the broadcast, Ramage, a gifted storyteller, gave a free talk to an overflow audience based around the book she wrote with her mother, The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Collecting at Full Tilt (Northwestern University Press, 2008). View the slideshow. Photos by J Caldwell
SHARE WITH US / Etta and Claribel dressed like conservative Victorian ladies long after long-sleeved, high-necked white blouses and floor-length black skirts went out of style. Imagine the Cone sisters in front row seats during Fashion Week in Paris! Download our template and create a new look for the Cone sisters. When you are done, scan or take a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A selection of entries will be displayed online.
THANK YOU / The Nasher Museum is grateful to the many supporters who helped bring Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore to audiences at Duke, Durham and points beyond. The museum relies on donors to support ambitious exhibitions and free related programs, including Family Days, K-12 teacher workshops, gallery talks, film series, live performances and more. View the slideshow from Monday night’s donor reception at the Nasher Museum. Photos by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG /We are still smiling over Geoffrey Mock’s story about his encounter, at age 9, with Matisse’s The Pink Nude. We’re thrilled that students from all over the Triangle are creating and sharing their drawings and paintings of work by Matisse and Picasso for NBC17′s “Cool Schools” morning segment, as part of the station’s partnership with the museum. Read more
IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the store and 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 banner image: Vincent van Gogh, Landscape with Figures (detail), 1889. Oil on canvas, 19 15/16 x 26 inches (50.6 x 66 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.303.
Image for OFFER: 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.
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Lower Image for QUIZ: Henri Matisse, Two Girls Red and Green Background, 1947. Oil on canvas, 22 1/8 x 18 1/4 inches (56.2 x 46.4 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.264. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / 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 Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.
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FOR THESE HOLIDAYS
In his later years, Henri Matisse found it difficult to continue painting, so he transitioned his art to Gouaches Découpées, which were made out of what material? (click to answer)
-Sticks and leaves
Last week's quiz: We asked which sobriquet was given to Henri Matisse and his avant-garde contemporaries by art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Most readers correctly answered Wild Beasts (les Fauves).
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