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Henri Matisse fondly called Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone “my two Baltimore ladies.” The two Cone sisters began buying art directly out of the Parisian studios of avant-garde artists in 1905. At a time when critics disparaged Matisse, and Pablo Picasso was virtually unknown, the Cones followed their passions and amassed one of the world’s greatest art collections. The exhibition tells this story and features more than 50 of these masterpieces–including paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and more–on loan from The Baltimore Museum of Art.

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Duke University Box Office: (919) 684-4444

Nasher Museum members receive two free tickets per day to Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters per membership (some restrictions apply). See Member Tickets for details. Become a member today!

Everyone entering the exhibition, including FREE admission, must have a ticket.
Duke students may receive one free ticket with student ID per day for entry on the same day. Redeem in person at the Nasher Museum.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. There is a $6 order fee on all phone and internet sales.

Members of the Weatherspoon Art Museum receive a $2 discount on tickets to Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters.

Members of the Nasher Museum receive a 15% percent discount at the WAMshop.

Parking is not included in the ticket price. Parking for museum visitors is $2 per hour, payable at kiosks in lots designated for visitor parking.

Information about tours, Duke class visits and K-12 tours can be found on our Tours Page.

Tickets for Family Day are available at the door only. Limited quantities are available. No advance reservations are permitted.

Groups of 20 or more are eligible for the group admission price of $10 per person. To receive the discount, you must request your visit by completing this on-line form. Do not purchase tickets online. A representative will contact you to make ticketing arrangements for your group request. Payment must be received at the time of order for any bookings made less than three weeks in advance.

To arrange a guided tour for groups of 10-30 people, please request a reservation through visitor services.

Please do not purchase tickets via this website.

For groups under 19 people we strongly encourage pre-purchasing tickets online, by phone or in person. Groups of 19 or fewer do not qualify for group admission prices.

Nasher Museum receive two free tickets per day to Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters per membership! Members may purchase additional tickets at regular ticket rates. Free member tickets will not be mailed in advance. All member tickets ordered in advance will be held at the Nasher Museum’s will call, and members must present valid Nasher Museum membership card at time of pick up. Internet and phone charges apply for all tickets reserved through Duke University Box Office.

For more information about becoming a Nasher Museum member or our member benefits, please call the membership office: 919-684-3411.