@NasherMuseum / no. 029 January 15, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future
CURATOR CONVERSATION / Thursday, January 17, 7 PM / Join us for a free talk by art historian and curator Karen Levitov of The Jewish Museum in New York. Levitov, who organized Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, will give a talk, “The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Vanguard Collectors in Victorian Dress.” FREE and open to the public. A ticket for Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters does not guarantee a seat for the lecture. Lecture hall opens for seating at 6:30 PM. Reception with hors d'oeuvre and cash bar to follow.
SUPPORTING MEMBER GALLERY TOUR / Tuesday, January 22, 7 PM / Supporting Members (members at the Young Friend $90, Sponsor $100 and above) tour Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters with Sarah Schroth, Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be provided before and after the tour. RSVP: call 919-684-3411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo by J Caldwell
CELEBRATE COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS
PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS? / Thursday, January 24, 6 PM / French speakers of all ages are invited to join the conversation about this exposition extraordinaire.
PUBLIC TOURS / Individuals, or groups of 10 or fewer, may purchase tickets to a guided tour of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Guided tours last approximately one hour and are offered Thursdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 2 PM (no tours Jan 27 and Feb 10). Visit our tours page for pricing and additional information. Space is limited.
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 broadcast schedule.
PARTY TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF BLACK STUDENTS AT DUKE / The Nasher Museum presents an installation of paintings, works on paper and sculpture in collaboration with the 50th anniversary of the first black undergraduates enrolled at Duke University. Kick-off Party at the Nasher Museum: Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future / Friday, January 25, 7 PM / Duke and Durham leaders will speak about the next nine months of events marking the contributions of black students at Duke. The reception is free and open to the public. Attire is business casual. spotlight.duke.edu/50years
FREE FAMILY DAY / Sunday, January 27, Noon to 4 PM / Celebrate Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore and selections from the permanent collection. Hands on activities include design-your-own tote bags with Matisse-inspired fabric; French singer Michele Darrah will perform interactive children’s songs at 1 PM and 2:30 PM; Gallery hunts will inspire families to explore the permanent collection. Free and open to all. Photo by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum Academic Program Assistant Molly Boarati writes on her experience as an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and encourages Duke students to apply. "In February 2005, I packed my bags and went to spend three months with other young adults from around the world, all of us interested in pursuing a career in the arts, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. As an intern, I played a role in making the museum operate; I sold tickets, guarded the galleries, and gave 'Peggy Talks' and tours of the collection.” Read more For more information on the Nasher Museum’s student internship program and how to apply through Duke, visit our student intern page.
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. Photo by J Caldwell
Image for DISCUSS: LEFT TO RIGHT: Etta Cone at age 18-19 wearing a riding outfit, late 1880s. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, EC.1; Claribel Cone as a resident physician at the Philadelphia Hospital, approximately age 27, circa 1891-1892. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, CC.2.
Image for CELEBRATE: Camille Pissarro, The Highway (La Côte du Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise), 1880. Oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches (64.2 x 80 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.280
Upper Image for QUIZ: 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.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Paul Gauguin Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango), 1892. Oil on canvas, 28 ¾ x 17 ¾ inches (73 x 45.1 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.213
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.
Image for INSPIRE: Burk Uzzle, Martin Luther King, 1968. Carbon print. Promised gift of Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass in honor of Tom Rankin. L.33.2012.1
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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TH (1/17) 7 PM Curator Conversation
TU (1/22) 7 PM Supporting Member Tour
TH (1/24) 6 PM Parlez-Vous Français?
FR (1/25) 7 PM 50 Years Celebration
SU (1/27) Noon Free Family Day
Repeating: Public Tours
See it now!
Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters closes February 10.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was so influenced by a fellow French impressionist he painted the artist’s portrait in 1875. Who was it? (click to answer)
- Berthe Morisot
Last week's quiz: After Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear, Paul Gaugin created Jug in the form of a Head, Self-portrait.
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