Thursday, September 14, 2017
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, November 2, 2017
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 30, 2017
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
Meet Katherine “Katie” C. Luber, Ph.D., a fifth-generation Texan who was born in Fort Worth. After many years in the northeast, she returned to Texas in 2011 to become the Kelso Director at the San Antonio Museum of Art. During her tenure, the museum has tripled membership, doubled annual attendance and established relationships with underserved K-12 schools. Before coming to San Antonio, Katie worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she curated several exhibitions, notably Recognizing van Eyck, named Best Exhibition of 1998 by Artforum magazine. She earned art history degrees from Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin and Bryn Mawr College, and an M.B.A. from John Hopkins University. She won a Fulbright Fellowship to Austria, and published the book, Albrecht Dürer and the Venetian Renaissance, in 2005.
Reception and cash bar to follow.