Thursday, August 24, 2017
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
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
Saturday, September 30, 2017
La Vita Italiana: Italian Postwar Photography, 1950-1970. Within The Collection Galleries.