Calendar / Type: Exhibition Opening

Thursday, August 24, 2017

William Paul Thomas on Carlo Dolci

Exhibition Opening Event - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash Bar
6 PM Highlights Tour
6–9 PM Opening Party
7 PM Artist Talk
The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence
Durham artist William Paul Thomas will give a talk and demonstration on draftsmanship and portraits, inspired by the work of Carlo Dolci. His talk is part of the Contemporary Artist Series–three artists who will share how their work connects with the special ticketed exhibition, The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence. Light and shadow, detail and abstraction, composition and tension, capturing a subject’s gaze—these issues tested old master painters like Carlo Dolci, who influenced many generations of artists. The artists in this series will talk about how they pull from a long tradition of portraiture, how they are inspired by and grapple with faith in their work and how their work connects, and does not connect, to a larger history. The talk is free and open to all.

The Nasher Museum is proud to present the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). More information.

New! General admission is free all day Thursday, 10 AM to 9 PM, but tickets are required for the exhibition The Medici’s Painter.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Exhibition Opening and Gallery Talk - 6:00 PM

Kristin L. Huffman, instructor in Duke’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, gives a talk on Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500, which she organized within The Collection Galleries.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Al Held, Untitled (detail), c. 1957. Oil on canvas, 45 × 44 inches (114.3 × 111.8 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Fagin, 2016.6.1. © Al Held Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, New York.

Exhibition Opening Party – Disorderly Conduct: American Painting and Sculpture, 1960-1990 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

6 PM Highlights Tour
7 PM Join Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, who will give a talk on the works of portraiture, abstraction and sculpture he chose for the exhibition. Reception with cash bar.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Carlo Amorati, Untitled (Sunlight on water with gondola), c. 1960. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print. Collection of Charles and Linda Googe.

Exhibition Opening - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM