@NasherMuseum / no. 014    October 9, 2012
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Kerry James Marshall
Meet renowned contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, known for his paintings, drawings and sculptures that are rich with art-historical references, from Renaissance painting to American folk art. In his work, Marshall investigates the visibility of black people in society and the connotations associated with darkness. Free and open to the public. Museum entrances and pavilions open at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited. Lecture at 7 PM. Reception with cash bar to follow.

The lecture is made possible by Barbra and Andrew Rothschild.

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS / Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7 PM / Join us for an exclusive black-tie, sit-down dinner at Salon d'Automne, the Nasher Museum's Annual Benefit Gala. The evening will also serve as a farewell for the Nasher Museum's founding director, Kimerly Rorschach. LAST FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE. We recommend reserving your seats as soon as possible.


PICTURE THIS / Visit our image gallery from last week's First Thursday and Art for All events: two gallery talks,  dance crew Stop Motion and a Duke and Durham community time capsule. Photo by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG / In a video interview from MOCAtv, South Central Los Angeles native and contemporary artist Mark Bradford discusses the meaning of the term "bad ass" and how he made a painting of the same name. Mark Bradford  is on view through December 9, 2012. Image: screenshot from MOCAtv video 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 LEARN: Kerry James Marshall, Portrait of the Artist & Vacuum Cleaner, circa 1981. Arylic on paper 63 x 52 ½ inches. (160 x 133.4 cm). Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Nailya Alexander, Maya & Anatol Bekkerman, Jeff Bliumis, Dr. Robert E. Falcone, Alexandre Gertsman, Marilyn J. Holmes (T'72), INTART - International Foundation of Russian & Eastern-European Art, Inc., Virginia Kinzey, Jacques Leviant, Innessa Levkova-Lamm, Mina E. Litinsky, Fran & Robert Malina, Teresa & Joseph Masarich, Marjorie Pfeffer, Anthony T. Podesta, Maya & Michael Polsky, Estate of Alek Rapoport, Vladimir Rapoport, Mrs. W. A. Y. Sargent in memory of Dr. Winston Sargent, Natalia Sokov, and Drs. Irene & Alex Valger, by exchange.

Upper image for VOTE: Paul Gauguin Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango) 1892. Oil on canvas, 28 ¾ x 17 ¾ inches. (73 x 45.1 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.213
Lower Images for VOTE: LEFT TO RIGHT: Etta Cone at age 18-19 wearing a riding outfit, late 1880s. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, EC.1; Claribel Cone as a resident physician at the Philadelphia Hospital, approximately age 27, circa 1891-1892. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, CC.2.
Image for MATISSE: 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.
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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WE (10/10) / 7 PM Rothschild Lecture
SA (10/13) / Soviet Art After Stalin opens
COMING SOON: Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Tickets are available now.

One Masterpiece exhibition not enough? Visit Two for $22 for tickets to Collecting Matisse at the Nasher Museum and Still-Life at the NCMA.

Like many artists, French post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin, an artist featured in Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters, was not appreciated until well after his death. In his later years he relocated to French Polynesia and his works of art reflected his time on the island. Vahine no te vi (pictured) is from his first Tahiti period and is part of which art movement? (Click to answer)


Last week's survey:  We asked the name of the East Coast Medical College where Claribel Cone worked as a pathologist. Johns Hopkins. You all know your Cone sisters trivia!
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