@NasherMuseum / no. 024    December 11, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Member Appreciation Week
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ANNUAL MEMBER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE / Tonight, December 11, 6-8 PM / Celebrate with us! Gather with fellow members, museum staff and curators for a reception and exclusive access to our exciting exhibitions Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore; Eat, Pray, Weave: Ancient Peruvian Art from the Permanent Collection; and Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell. Reception and cash bar. The Holiday Open House is for all current members. Please RSVP to the membership office, nashermembership@duke.edu or 919-684-3411 if you plan to attend tonight.

MEMBER APPRECIATION WEEK / December 9-15, 2012 / Your membership support helps us further our commitment to the Duke, Durham and regional communities, with groundbreaking exhibitions and free K-12 education programs. Celebrate all week at the Nasher Museum! December 9-15, 2012, Nasher Museum members enjoy additional benefits:

• Double discount at the Nasher Museum Store for a total of 20% off all purchases; Brummer Society Members receive a special 40% discount

• Free poster celebrating the Nasher Museum’s 2012/2013 exhibitions. Posters will be available at the Information Desk, during Membership Appreciation Week and at the Annual Holiday Open House

• Free dessert with the purchase of a meal Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Nasher Museum Café


Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 / The hunt for great art was on for Nasher Museum curators in Miami last week. The 11th edition of the fair featured more than 260 galleries from around the world showing work by more than 2,000 artists. Interim Director Sarah Schroth, Nancy Hanks Senior Curator, and Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, walked through the fair for at least nine hours over two days. Find Trevor and Sarah’s Top Ten favorite works of art, and other dispatches from ABMB 12, on the museum blog.


CELEBRATE MATISSE / Thursday December 13, 7 PM / Tap into your inner artist with brief drawing lessons from Durham Academy Lower School instructor Elizabeth Lyle. Drawing utensils, paper and drawing boards will be provided, or bring your own sketchbook. Sketching in Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters  will be limited to designated locations in the galleries.  Photo by J Caldwell

Thursday December 20, 6 PM / Transport yourself to Paris while visiting the beautiful collection of the Cone sisters with the accompaniment of live French music. Michele Darrah, guitar and vocals, will perform selections by Edith Piaf, along with French holiday carols.

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Matisse and Old Lace | Art of Acquiring

NEW ART DOCUMENTARY / UNC-TV, North Carolina’s public TV network, filmed Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore in spectacular HDTV at the Nasher Museum. Watch it Friday and throughout December. View the schedule.

CONE SISTERS BOOK DISCUSSION / Sunday, December 30, 3 PM / Join Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle for a group discussion on The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone, by Mary Gabriel. Purchase this book in the Nasher Museum Store or borrow it from the Durham County Library. The discussion is free and open to the public.

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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Student intern Alice Kim writes, "I feel very fortunate to have been given this spectacular opportunity: I have been afforded a first-row, first-class ticket to see the art scene at Duke unfold. Our museum exhibition history, by the way, is pretty incredible." 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.

Top banner image: Theodore Robinson, In the Grove (detail), 1888. Oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches (80.7 x 65.4 cm). BMA 1950.291
Image for GATHER: Chimú style, Loincloth tie end, 1100 –1476. Cotton and camelid fiber, 16 x 29 1⁄2 inches (40.6 x 74.9 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. The Paul A. and Virginia Clifford Collection, 1973.1.738. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Henri Matisse, Resting Woman Wearing Tiara, 1936. Pen and black ink, Sheet: 12 3/8 x 19 5/8 inches (314 x 498 mm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.130. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Henri Matisse, The Pierced Rock, 1920. Oil on canvas on artist’s paperboard, 14 7/8 x 18 inches (37.8 x 45.7 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.234. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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.

Images for INSPIRE: Upper Left: Barkley L. Hendricks, Triple Portrait: World Conqueror, 2011. Oil, aluminum leaf, variegation leaf, and combination gold leaf on cotton canvas, 60 x 40 inches, 62 x 42 1/4 x 2 inches framed. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Upper Right: Dario Robleto, Will The Sun Remember At All, 2011-12. Suite of 9 archival digital prints on Epson Somerset Velvet 255gsm paper, 1/4, each print 23 x 23 inches. Inman Gallery, Houston (Project Miami).

Lower: Joseph Grigely, 223 Conversations, 2005. Ink and pencil on paper, pins, 51 x 146 inches (129.5 x 370.8 cm), from “Unsaid/Unspoken,” selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO collections, Miami.

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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TU (12/11) 6 PM Member Holiday Open House
TH (12/13) 7 PM Sketching in the Galleries
TH (12/20) 6 PM Live French Music

Christmas Day (Closed), Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012
New Year's Day (Closed), Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

Before his death in 1954, Henri Matisse's final work was the design for a stained-glass window that was installed in a church in which country? (click to answer)

- Germany
- France
- United States
- French Polynesia
- Spain

Last week's quiz:  Henri Matisse came from a family of weavers. Indeed, he features many textiles in his works of art.
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