@NasherMuseum / no. 032 February 05, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Don't miss Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters
CELEBRATE MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS / Enjoy exciting programs during the final week 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. We are open for extended hours and will have a special menu during the final weekend of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters. Photo by J Caldwell from The Spirits of Fauvism: A Dramatic Reading (Encore performance Saturday, February 9 at 11 AM).
MATISSE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS / For complete details, visit nasher.duke.edu/matisse
Read on Duke Today about visitors enjoying Matisse.
LIGHT SENSITIVE PUBLIC PREVIEW / Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:30 PM / Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections includes over 100 works from domestic and international artists, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from 12 public and private North Carolina collections. Reception with cash bar. nasher.duke.edu/lightsensitive
DUKE MEDICAL STUDENT VISIT / First-year medical students visited the galleries as part of a program co-sponsored by Duke’s School of Medicine and the Nasher Museum. Their visit is part of a course which focuses on doctor-patient relationships. The goal is for students to build their visual and communication skills and learn how to better understand their patients and themselves. This back-to-back drawing activity was inspired by the Frick Museum in NYC. Photos by J Caldwell (view slideshow)
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 / New Nasher Museum student intern Kristie Landing writes "I was fortunate to start my first day as an intern at the Nasher Museum when Sarah Schroth, Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator, was leading a tour of the exhibition, Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. When looking at someone’s collection, I always seek to understand their choices—why they liked certain things and how that may be a reflection of their life." Read more.
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Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore 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.
Image for VIEW: Camille Pissarro, The Highway (La Côte du Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise) (detail), 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: Alfred Stieglitz, A Snapshot: Paris from the journal Camera Work, vol. 41 1911. Photogravure, 5 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches (13.8 x 17.4 cm). Collection of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University. ©2012 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lower 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.
Image for VIEW: Anthony Goicolea, Guardian, 2008. Chromogenic print face mounted on Plexiglas, 40 x 93 inches (101.6 x 236.2 cm). Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr. ©Anthony Goicolea. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY.
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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FR (2/8) 6 PM Live French Music
SA (2/9) 11 AM Dramatic Readings
SA (2/9) 6 PM Live French Music
SU (2/10) 2 PM Live French Music
SU (2/10) 7 PM Collecting Matisse closes
WE (2/13) 7:30 PM Light Sensitive preview
TH (2/14) 10 AM Light Sensitive opens
TH (2/14) 5 PM Valentine's Day Dinner
We are open for extended hours during the final weekend of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters.
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 and Modern Masters.
Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters closes February 10.
Which photo-mechanical process was used to create Alfred Stieglitz's A Snapshot: Paris (pictured)? Hint: a copper plate is coated with a light sensitive material which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched. (click to answer)
Last week's quiz: Andy Warhol's favorite Polaroid camera was the Big Shot.
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