Calendar / Type: Special Events

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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. Part of the Contemporary Artist Series.
 

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). The most important Florentine painter of the 17th century, Dolci was revered by Florence’s leading patrons, including the powerful Medici family. Best known for his half-length and single-figure devotional paintings, Dolci was also a gifted painter of altarpieces and portraits and a highly accomplished draughtsman. Although his paintings were avidly acquired by those on the Grand Tour and conspicuously collected by eager Americans in the 19th century, his critical fortune has since waned. This exhibition places Dolci’s work within larger historical, religious, social, cultural and literary contexts and seeks to revive his reputation and bring his work back to the public’s attention. This exhibition will include major loans from institutions such as the Louvre in Paris,the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

The Medici’s Painter is organized by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, recently named head of the European art department and Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The exhibition is on view at the Davis Museum at Wellesley February 8 – July 9, 2017, and will travel to the Nasher Museum this fall.

A catalogue, published by the Davis Museum and Yale University Press, will have contributions by early modern scholars Francesca Baldassari,Edward Goldberg, Scott Nethersole, Lisa Goldenberg Stoppato and Eve Straussman-Pflanzer.


Tickets & Hours
$14 for individual non-members
(free tickets for members)*
$12 seniors
$7 youth ages 7-17, Duke faculty and staff,
non-Duke students, all active duty military
personnel and up to five family members, with military ID
Free to Duke students and children 6 and under
 
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 AM to 5 PM
Thurs. 10 AM to 9 PM
 
Sun. Noon to 5 PM
Mon. CLOSED
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
*tickets limited depending on membership level

 

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, August 31, 2017

Music from 17th-Century Florence - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

“The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci”
 
The Duke Divinity School and Nasher Museum co-present an exploration of Dolci’s world through spoken word and musical sound. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.

 

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 21, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Musuem Café - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Nasher Museum Café presents a menu filled with the flavors of Florence, as inspired by The Medici’s Painter. To make a reservation, call 919-684-6032 or book online through nasher.duke.edu/cafe.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

“Crown Yourself: The Dolci Experience in Flowers and Art” - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Sarah P. Duke Gardens co-present a special opportunity to expand our understanding of 17th-century Florence and the inspiration Florentines took from nature. See The Medici’s Painter pages in front of magazine for details on this tour and craft workshop. Registration required.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Art and Conversation - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Levin Jewish Community Center of Durham presents an early evening of art, cocktails and conversation, featuring Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth with her talk entitled, “Ways of Seeing: Carlo Dolci.” $35 fee includes light reception with cash bar, lecture and ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Registration required: Call 919-354-4950, email Lana Dennis at ldennis@shalomdch.org or register online.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

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2017 Click! Photography Festival - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM Meet the 20 artists whose portfolios were chosen for review by Click! and see their work. Light reception and cash bar. Free and open to all.
 
7 PM Click! Keynote: Photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker
Light reception and cash bar. This event is free and open to all.


The Nasher Museum and Click! 2017 Festival co-present an evening devoted to the collecting and presenting of photography. Join us at 5:30 PM for a portfolio walk among 20 artists whose work was chosen for review by curators, gallerists, publishers and collectors, as part of this year’s month-long festival. See the work from their portfolios, meet the artists and reviewers—even arrange to make a purchase.
 
At 7 PM, renowned curator Anne Wilkes Tucker will give a free public talk about her life’s work. In 1976, Anne became founding curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s photography department and helped the museum acquire 35,000 photographs made on all seven continents. She organized or co-curated more than 40 exhibitions, most with accompanying catalogues, including surveys on the Czech avant-garde, the history of Japanese photography and the history of war photography.  She has also contributed more than 150 articles to magazines, books and other catalogues and has lectured throughout the world. Among her many honors, fellowships and awards, she was selected in 2001 as “American’s Best Curator” by Time magazine.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Musuem Café - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Nasher Museum Café presents a menu filled with the flavors of Florence, as inspired by The Medici’s Painter. To make a reservation, call 919-684-6032 or book online through nasher.duke.edu/cafe.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Inflamed by Faith: “Carlo Dolci and the Everyday Sacred” - 2:00 PM

Gallery talk by Imam Abdul Waheed, the interim Muslim chaplain/Imam for Duke’s Center for Muslim Life/Muslim Student Association. Imam Waheed has served on the religious life staff at Duke for the past 18 years. Free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Inflamed by Faith: “Carlo Dolci and the Everyday Sacred” - 6:00 PM

Gallery talk by Rabbi Elana Friedman, Campus Rabbi for Jewish Life at Duke. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.
New! General admission is free all day Thursday, 10 AM to 9 PM, but tickets are required for the exhibition, The Medici’s Painter.

Live Musical Performance: “The Sound World of Carlo Dolci” - 7:00 PM

Duke Music Department’s Rare Music series and the Nasher Museum co-present an evening of vocal music of 17th-century Italy, featuring works by Strozzi, Merula and Monteverdi. Pre-concert talk by Claire Fontijn (Ph.D. ’94), Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor of Music at Wellesley College. Musicians are Laurie Monahan, Berklee College of Music; Catherine Liddell, Boston University; and Laura Jeppesen, Wellesley College. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Medici’s Painter: Member Morning - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

All Nasher members are invited to explore the galleries before the crowds and enjoy coffee and pastries inspired by Carlo Dolci’s world of 17th-Century Florence.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Prospect New Orleans

PROSPECT.4: VIP Preview Day in New Orleans, Louisiana - 10:00 AM

The Nasher Museum is pleased to celebrate Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp (P.4), the city-wide art exhibition throughout the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The artistic director of Prospect.4 is Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum. Join us in New Orleans! More information: prospectneworleans.org

Inflamed by Faith: “Carlo Dolci and the Everyday Sacred” - 6:00 PM

Gallery talk by Bishop Will Willimon, a bishop in the United Methodist Church who served as dean of Duke Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke for 20 years. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Prospect New Orleans

PROSPECT.4: VIP Preview Day and Opening Gala - 10:00 AM

Join us in New Orleans! More information: prospectneworleans.org

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Songwriting Lecture: Joe Henry - 7:00 PM

Duke Performances presents Joe Henry—singer, songwriter, producer and author. Henry begins his artist residency at Duke with a free talk, entitled “Take Me to the River,” about the ephemeral, mystical nature of artistic predecessors. More information and tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu. Lecture hall doors open at 6:30 PM.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Director Talk - 2:00 PM

Meet Katherine “Katie” C. Luber, Ph.D., the Kelso Director at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Reception and cash bar to follow.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Study Hall for Duke Students

Duke Student Study Hall - 3:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Museum open Monday only for Duke student study hall.

 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Musuem Café - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Nasher Museum Café presents a menu filled with the flavors of Florence, as inspired by The Medici’s Painter. To make a reservation, call 919-684-6032 or book online through nasher.duke.edu/cafe.