Calendar / Subject: Art

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Exhibition Opens – Mirό: The Experience of Seeing

The Nasher Museum presents a rare glimpse at the later works of Spanish-born artist Joan Mirό (1893-1983), one of the greatest innovators of 20th-century art in Europe. A contemporary of Picasso as well as a fellow Catalan, Mirό was briefly aligned with the Surrealists in the late 1920s in Paris and went on to create a phenomenal pictorial and sculptural universe throughout his six-decade career. Showcasing works of art exclusively drawn from the last 20 years of the artist’s life, Mirό: The Experience of Seeing will bring an extensive and illuminating body of Miró’s work to North Carolina for the first time. Paintings, sculptures and drawings will travel from Spain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (Museo Reina Sofía).

 

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

Miró lived in Paris from 1920 until 1932, regularly traveling back to Spain until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 prevented his return home. He had become known for his dream-like paintings with a personal system of signs and symbols; once war broke out he introduced overtly political commentary into his work. Miró consistently exercised his personal freedom in his work, which in the face of political turmoil is infused with irony and anger as much as joy and tenderness. In 1940, after the war ended, Miró returned to Spain. Brilliantly inventive, the artist continually pushed the boundaries of art and had a surge of creative ideas in the decades following World War II, when he embraced entirely new techniques and media. In 1956 Miró moved to a new studio on Mallorca, where for the first time he could gather together the entirety of his production. This gave him direct access to all of his works and allowed him to take stock of the artistic achievements of four decades. He was particularly engaged by the relationship between painting and sculpture, which had not been at the center of his earliest work.

Miró: The Experience of Seeing is comprised entirely of works created between 1963 and the artist’s death in 1983, all of which come from the collection of the Museo Reina Sofía. These later works distill the styles, subjects and motifs of Miró’s work into their most essential and universal forms, as the artist sought to create an experience that would transcend the physical object.


Miró: The Experience of Seeing is organized by the Seattle Art Museum and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

 At the Nasher Museum, Miró: The Experience of Seeing is made possible by Marilyn M. Arthur, the Estate of Dorothy Lander, Trent Carmichael, Drs. Victor and Lenore Behar, Deborah DeMott, Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Parker and Otis, Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan, Mindy and Guy Solie, Richard Tigner, Carolyn Aaronson, Eunice and Herman Grossman, and Caroline and Arthur Rogers.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

 

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LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Robert Rauschenberg, All Abordello Doze 2 (Japanese Recreational Clayworks), (detail), 1982. Transfer on high-fired Japanese art ceramic, 53 1/8 x 52 1/2 inches (134.9 x 133.4 cm). Collection of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Art with the Experts at Durham County Library - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join Kristine Stiles, guest curator and France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion on the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

 

This event is at the Main Branch of the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701.



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Miró Exhibition Opening Event with Curator Marshall Price - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Talk by Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. 

Reception with cash bar to follow.

Free and open to the public; exhibition entry requires separate ticket purchase.


 

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sketching in the Galleries

Charismatic Color (formerly Sketching in the Galleries) - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

 

At 10:10 AM an art teacher will present a brief lesson and demonstration of tips and techniques for effectively using color in drawing and sketching. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. Admission to the Mirό: The Experience of Seeing is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

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Sketching in the Galleries

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Free Family Day

Free Family Day - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Free Family Days take place on select Sundays from 12-4 PM.  On these days families visiting the museum enjoy live entertainment, create hands-on projects and explore exhibitions with a gallery hunt.  Materials will be available in English and Spanish.

Admission to Mirό: The Experience of Seeing is free, but entry to the galleries will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors may need to wait in line before entering the exhibition.

 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

tours

Member Morning - 11:00 AM

Members enjoy complimentary early access to the exhibitions before the museum opens to the public at 12 PM. Join online or by calling 919-684-3411. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

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Art with the Experts at Cameron Village Regional Library - 6:30 PM

Join Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion and slide lecture on Mirό: The Experience of Seeing.

 

This event is at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605 


 

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

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Art with the Experts at Durham County Library Main Branch - 7:00 PM

Join Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, for a discussion and slide lecture on Mirό: The Experience of Seeing.

 

This event is at the Durham County Library Main Branch, 300 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701.


 

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

Ferdinand the Bull

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Supporting Member Event: Miro: The Experience of Seeing - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Special reception to celebrate the exhibition.  Details by Invitation. Become a Supporting Member today to enjoy this exclusive offer.

 


LEFT: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), 1966 / 1973, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 inches (245 x 170 cm), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

 

RIGHT: Joan Miró, Figure, 1969, Lost wax casting, patinated bronze, 55 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches (142 x 42.5 x 41.4 cm), Base: 16 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 12 3/16 inches (42.1 cm x 32.5 x 32.5 cm) , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sketching in the Galleries

Art Speaks (formerly Sketching in the Galleries) - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a newly invigorated sketching program. All levels welcome!

At 10:10 AM an art teacher will present a brief lesson and demonstration of various ways to respond to visual art by creating your own sketches. Then you can try it out in the galleries! The Nasher Museum will provide drawing materials. You are welcome to bring your own, but please note that pens, charcoal and wet media are not permitted in the galleries. The program is free with admission. Admission to the Mirό exhibition is $12 for adults (this includes general admission). General museum admission is $5 for adults.

 

Duke Today Release your inner artist 

 

Sketching in the Galleries

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

doves

BOOK DISCUSSION: Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves - 11:00 AM

Book discussion of Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

doves

BOOK DISCUSSION: Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves - 3:00 PM

Book Discussion of Modern Classics of Catalan Literature: The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda.

 

To accompany the exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing, the museum is hosting a series of book discussions featuring contemporary Catalan authors.  Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the conversations.  Discussions will be on select Wednesday mornings and repeated on Sunday afternoons.  Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions.  Books are available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Celebrate Spain with Ferdinand the Bull - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear readings in English and Spanish of The Story of Ferdinand written by Murno Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.  After a related hands on activity, see the 1938 Disney animated short film Ferdinand the Bull.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

Ferdinand the Bull