Thursday, August 31, 2017

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

5:30 PM Cash bar (Great Hall)
6 PM Public tours of The Medici’s Painter (free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter)
6:45 PM Brass fanfare (Great Hall)
7 PM “The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci” (Lecture Hall)

The Nasher Museum and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts co-present “The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci,” an exploration of Carlo Dolci’s world through spoken word and music. 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.