@NasherMuseum / no. 011    September 25, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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TICKETS ON SALE COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS / We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, opening at the Nasher Museum on Sunday, November 4. Find ticket information, the story of the Cone sisters, fun ways to enhance the exhibition, art and much more on the Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters site.

Nasher Museum members receive two free tickets per day to Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters per membership (some restrictions apply).


GALLERY TALK & ART FOR ALL / Thursday, October 4 / Join us for our October First Thursday Gallery talk by Art History graduate students on Eat, Pray, Weave, a student-curated installation of pre-Columbian art. Cash bar at 5:30 PM; the gallery talk starts at 6 PM. Following the gallery talk, create your own time capsule and enjoy refreshments at an Art for All event to celebrate Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell, 7-10 PM. Hosted by the Nasher Student Advisory Board for the Duke and Durham communities.


FAMILY DAY PHOTOS / Thank you for making Sunday's free Family Day a great success! Visitors made a collective collage art project, created shadow puppets, took part in a gallery hunt, and watched live performances of Hansel and Gretel by Rags to Riches children's theater. View a slideshow of Family Day. Photo by J Caldwell

80s TO THE M-M-M-MAX: FREE FILM SERIES / Thursday, September 20, 7 PM / Free film series (see complete listing) on art and life in gritty New York, in conjunction with Time Capsule. This week we present Basquiat (1996, Julian Schnabel, 108 min). For an early dinner and reserved seating for the film, make cafe reservations online or by phone (919-684-6032).

LAST CHANGE TO SEE THE UNCERTAIN MUSEUM / Sunday, September 30 / This is the final week to see Olafur Eliasson's The uncertain museum, a walk-in installation that invites visitors to step inside and cast patterns of projected light and shadows from hanging, mirrored discs. Photo by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Museum staff, students and friends write about individual works of art in Time Capsule. Read more

IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Store and Nasher Museum Cafe, and receive free, unlimited admission and special invitations and subscriptions to our full-color calendar and post card mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk.

Top image: Mark Bradford, Potable Water (detail), 2005. Mixed media collage with billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, and additional mixed media; 130 x 196 inches (330.2 x 497.8 cm). Collection of Hunter Gray. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. © Mark Bradford. Photo by J Caldwell.
Image for VIEW: Henri Matisse, Striped Robe, Fruit, and Anemones, 1940. Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches (54.9 x 65.1 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.263. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Upper image for VOTE: The front cover of David Bowie 1971 album Hunky dory, copyright RCA. Low-resolution image of Hunky Dory used solely to illustrate the audio recording in question. Use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws via wikipedia.org.
Lower image for VOTE: The front cover of Blondie 1978 7" single Hanging On The Telephone, copyright Chrysalis Records (UK). Use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws via wikipedia.org.
Images for LEARN: Thomas Ruff, Porträt [J. Rubell], 1989. Chromogenic color print, 9 ¼ x 7 inches (24 x 18 cm). Collection of Jason Rubell, Miami. © Thomas Ruff. Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery, New York. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Nazca, Plate, 100-300. Ceramic, polychrome, 1 3/8 x 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 inches (3.5 x 14.7 x 14.7 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. The Paul A. and Virginia Clifford Collection, 1973.1.448.
Image for BLOG: Thomas Ruff, Porträt [P. Stadtbäumer], 1989. Chromogenic color print, 9 ¼ x 7 inches (24 x 18 cm). Collection of Jason Rubell, Miami. © Thomas Ruff. Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery, New York. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.
Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University, and the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art.
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TH (9/27) / 7 PM 80s to the M-M-M-Max
SU (9/30) / 5 PM The uncertain museum closes
TH (10/04) / 5:30 PM First Thursday Gallery Talk
TH (10/04) / 7 PM Art for All

This week we present Basquiat as part of the free Time Capsule film series. In the film, David Bowie plays Andy Warhol. When they met, Warhol took a Polaroid image of what belonging to Bowie? (Click to answer)

-Record collection
-Pet alligator

Last week's survey: What was the name of Blondie's debut album? Almost everyone correctly answered the eponymous Blondie.
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