@NasherMuseum / no. 031 January 29, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The Spirits of Fauvism
CELEBRATE MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS / Enjoy exciting programming during the finals weeks of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, featuring more than 50 masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and others. This exhibition tells the story of two Victorian-era sisters whose remarkable collection was financed by their brothers’ textile empire in North Carolina in the first half of the 20th century.
MATISSE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS / For complete details, visit nasher.duke.edu/matisse
Read on Duke Today about visitors enjoying related Matisse programs.
CELEBRATE MATISSE: DRAMATIC READINGS / Thursday January 31, 2013, 7 PM / "The Spirits of Fauvism: A Dramatic Reading," directed by Duke students Mike Myers and Thomas Kavanagh. Listen to the words of Matisse, the Cone sisters and Gertrude Stein, as interpreted by student actors, among the works of art that inspired them. As this program will take place inside the Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters gallery, an exhibition ticket is required. Photo by J Caldwell
LIGHT SENSITIVE / Visit our new website for the upcoming exhibition Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections. Light Sensitive includes over 100 works, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from twelve public and private North Carolina collections. Light Sensitive is co-organized by guest curator Patricia Leighten, Professor of Art History & Visual Studies at Duke, and Sarah Schroth, Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum. nasher.duke.edu/lightsensitive
FREE FAMILY DAY / We had an icy start to the weekend, but everything thawed in time for Free Family Day. Nearly 2,000 visitors enjoyed hands-on activities and viewed works of art from Matisse and other modern masters as well as recent additions to the Nasher Museum permanent collection. Photos by J Caldwell (view slideshow)
EXHIBITION OPENING: EXPOSING THE GAZE / January 26 - June 16, 2013 / Exposing the Gaze: Gender and Sexuality in Art reveals the many ways artists working from the late 19th century to the present have experimented with the pleasures, hostilities and politics of spectatorship. Learn more. Photo by J Caldwell
FREE K-12 TEACHER WORKSHOP / Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4-6 PM / This workshop will focus on the upcoming exhibition Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections. During this FREE program, participants receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials to use in the classroom. Hear about the exhibition from Sarah Schroth, Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum, network with peers, enjoy refreshments and learn about field trip opportunities. This event is open to K-12 educators and administrators. Register online by Monday, February 18, 2013. The program is free, but space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Photo by J Caldwell
FROM OUR BLOG / Four lipsticks, three sticks of concealer, one jar of foundation makeup, one urinal. The object: Decorate a urinal with makeup, in keeping with the wishes of a late artist who provided neither written instructions nor color photos for the 22-year-old work of art. Read more.
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This exhibition is organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
In Durham, the exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
At the Nasher Museum of Art, lead foundation support is provided by the Crow Creek Foundation. Lead corporate support is provided by Wells Fargo. The media sponsor is NBC17.
Major support is provided by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Marilyn Arthur, Trent Carmichael, Carol O'Brien Associates, Inc., Katherine Thorpe, Office of the President at Duke University, Office of the Provost at Duke University, Frances Rollins, Drs. Victor and Lenore Behar, Christie’s, and Thomas S. Kenan, III.
Additional generous support is provided by the Cemala Foundation, Stefanie and Douglas Kahn, Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and Lance Van Winkle, Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke University, Parker and Otis, Jo and Peter Baer, Pepper and Don Fluke, Mindy and Guy Solie, Carolyn Aaronson, Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin, Clinical Ambassador, Diane Evia-Lanevi and Ingemar Lanevi, Janet Holderness and William Transou, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Angela O. Terry, Ruth Glesby Wagner, and Jewish Life at Duke.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Top banner image. Close up of fabric designed by NC State students to complement Matisse’s painting, Striped Robe, Fruit, and Anemones (1940). Photo by J Caldwell
Upper Image for QUIZ: Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, 1984. Polacolor ER print, 3 11/16 x 2 13/16 inches (9.4 x 7.1 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2008.9.21. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lower Image for QUIZ: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone (VI//VI),1931-34. Charcoal with stumping, 28 x 16 1/8 inches (71.1 x 41 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.70. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Image for VIEW: Larry Fink, This Sporting Life, September 1978 from the series Primal Elegance,1978. Gelatin silver print, 21 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (54.6 x 54 cm). Private collection. ©Larry Fink.
Image for OFFER: Henri Matisse, Ballet Dancer Seated on a Stool, 1927. Oil on canvas, 32 1/8 x 23 7/8 inches (81.6 x 60.7 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.254. © 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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TH (1/31) 7 PM Dramatic Readings
TH (2/7) 6 PM French Wine Tastings
TH (2/7) 6 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
SA (2/9) 11 AM Dramatic Readings
SU (2/10) 2 PM Live French Music
SU (2/10) 7 PM Collecting Matisse closes
Repeating: Public Tours
We are open for extended hours during the final weekend of Collecting Matisse
FR (2/8) 10 AM - 9 PM
SA (2/9) 10 AM - 9 PM
SU (2/10) 11 AM - 7 PM
The Nasher Museum café will have a special menu on the final weekend of Collecting Matisse
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Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters closes February 10.
This Polaroid of Grace Jones was taken by Andy Warhol and is part of our new exhibition Exposing the Gaze: Gender and Sexuality in Art. Which was Warhol's favorite Polaroid camera? (click to answer)
Last week's quiz: Pablo Picasso said, "The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"
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