Calendar / Type: Dolci

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, August 31, 2017

The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Duke Divinity School and Nasher Museum co-present “The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci,” an exploration of Carlo Dolci’s world through spoken word and musical sound. Dolci’s paintings will gain historical and spiritual context in a lecture given by two British scholars, Dr Chloë Reddaway, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery, London, and Ben Quash, professor of Christianity and the arts, King’s College London. Music will bring the paintings alive in startling ways. Seventeen professional musicians from America’s leading orchestras will perform music from the period, including a resplendent brass fanfare by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), one of the most influential and creative musicians of his time, who performed in the Medici’s court and whose music was almost certainly known by Dolci. An original composition written by Jeremy Begbie will accompany the lecture, and the evening will conclude with a movement from J. S. Bach’s second Brandenburg Concerto. $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.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Slow Art Tour – The Medici’s Painter - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Enjoy art at a different pace. Join gallery guide Ruth Caccavale for an extended conversation about a single painting by Carlo Dolci. Free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Teacher Workshop – The Medici’s Painter - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Tour The Medici’s Painter; meet and mingle with your colleagues; create art inspired by the exhibition; enjoy free food and drink; win door prizes.

 

Registration coming soon.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Director Talk: “Ways of Seeing: Carlo Dolci” - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth was instrumental in bringing The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence to Duke. She will give a talk about Dolci, who was a favorite of the Medici court and a celebrated and popular artist in his day. His personal and original interpretation of sacred subjects fell out of favor in the 19th century, however. The Medici’s Painter invites us to see this artist with new eyes.  Lecture hall doors open at 6:30 PM. Space is limited. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Museum 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

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

The Nasher Museum and Sarah P. Duke Gardens present a special opportunity to expand our understanding of 17th-century Florence and the inspiration Florentines took from nature. The program begins at the Nasher Museum with a special tour of the exhilarating exhibition The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Venice. Dolci is known for his luminous and meticulous renderings, reverence for detail, brilliant palette and jewel-like surfaces. After the tour, we will walk to Duke Gardens, where we will complete an arrangement of botanical materials to create our crowns (or wreaths, centerpieces). All materials and tools will be provided with guidance and assistance from Duke Gardens and Nasher staff. Please bring any personal embellishments you would like to include. Refreshments available during the workshop portion. We recommend that you park at Duke Gardens and walk over to meet the group at the Nasher Museum.
 
Gardens members $40; Nasher Museum members $40; General public $50; Duke students $10, includes entrance and ticket to the special tour of the Dolci exhibition and all materials for crowns. Registration required: Call 919-668-1707.
 
This program also takes place on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-5 PM.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Art with the Experts - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join Assistant Curator Molly Boarati, who will give a discussion and slide lecture on The Medici’s Painter.

 

Durham County Library’s Stanford L. Warren Branch, 1201 Fayetteville St., Durham. (map)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

The Levin Jewish Community Center of Durham and Nasher Museum co-present 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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dolci Gallery Talk with Ian Kennedy - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar
 
6 PM Highlights tour
 
7 PM Ian Kennedy, an independent scholar who lives in Chapel Hill, will give a talk entitled, “Carlo Dolci: A Walkabout and Discussion in the Galleries.” Kennedy was head of the Old Master paintings department at Christie’s New York; later he managed the New York offices of Simon Dickinson, the London-based art dealer. More recently, he was curator of European paintings at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Museum 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.

Contemporary Artist Series: Burk Uzzle - 6:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash Bar
 
6 PM Burk Uzzle, who was the youngest photographer ever hired by Life magazine, will give a talk and demonstration on light, shadow and composition. Uzzle is one of 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. This talk is free and open to all, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.
 
New! General admission is free all day Thursday, 10 AM to 9 PM, but tickets are required for the exhibition, The Medici’s Painter.

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, October 26, 2017

Pasta Workshop - 7:00 PM

Josh DeCarolis, partner and chef of Mothers & Sons Trattoria in Durham, brings his pasta board and rolling pin to give a demonstration of pasta fatta a mano—handmade pappardelle pasta, inspired by Carlo Dolci. Free with admission to The Medici’s Painter.

 

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, November 2, 2017

Annual Semans Lecture: Eve Straussman-Pflanzer - 7:00 PM

5:30 PM Cash bar
 
6 PM Free Highlights Tour
 
7 PM Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, head of the European art department and Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, who organized The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Florence and edited the exhibition catalogue. Seating is limited. Lecture hall doors open at 6:30 PM. $5 or free with a ticket toThe Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Florence. 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, 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 University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) 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. Part of Duke Music Department’s Rare Music series. $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

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.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Member Holiday Party 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth and staff for holiday treats, a cash bar and free access to the ticketed exhibition The Medici’s Painter.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Art with the Experts - 3:00 PM

Join Gallery Guide Ruth Caccavale, who will give a discussion and slide lecture on The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Florence.

 

Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh. (map)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dolci Cafe

Special themed dinner in the Museum 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, December 16, 2017

Crown yourself

Crown Yourself: The Dolci Experience in Flowers and Art - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Sarah P. Duke Gardens present a special opportunity to expand our understanding of 17th-century Florence and the inspiration Florentines took from nature. The program begins at the Nasher Museum with a special tour of the exhilarating exhibition The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Venice. Dolci is known for his luminous and meticulous renderings, reverence for detail, brilliant palette and jewel-like surfaces. After the tour, we will walk to Duke Gardens, where we will complete an arrangement of botanical materials to create our crowns (or wreaths, centerpieces). All materials and tools will be provided with guidance and assistance from Duke Gardens and Nasher staff. Please bring any personal embellishments you would like to include. Refreshments available during the workshop portion. We recommend that you park at Duke Gardens and walk over to meet the group at the Nasher Museum.
 
Gardens members $40; Nasher Museum members $40; General public $50; Duke students $10, includes entrance and ticket to the special tour of the Dolci exhibition and all materials for crowns. Registration required: Call 919-668-1707

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Stacy Lynn Waddell

Contemporary Artist Series: Stacy Lynn Waddell - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Durham artist Stacy Lynn Waddell will give a talk about how her work connects–and does not connect–with such Old Masters as Carlo Dolci. Her talk is part of the Contemporary Artist Series–three artists who 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.