@NasherMuseum / no. 015    October 16, 2012
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PICTURE THIS / Visit our image gallery from last week's Barbra and Andrew Rothschild Lecture, delivered by renowned contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall. Come and see his work in our permanent collection gallery, Portrait of the Artist & a Vacuum. Photos by J Caldwell


ARTIST MICKALENE THOMAS / We congratulate Mickalene Thomas on her dazzling solo show, Origin of the Universe, at the Brooklyn Museum, on view through January 20, 2013. Thomas’ work is part of the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection.


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.


SUPPORTING MEMBER GALLERY TOUR / Monday, October 22, 2012, 7 PM / We invite Supporting Members (members at the Young Friend $90, Sponsor $100 and above) for an exclusive tour of Mark Bradford with Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art. RSVP: call 919-684-3411 or email nashermembership@duke.edu. Photo by J Caldwell

Kerry James Marshall
THE SUBVERTED ICON: IMAGES OF POWER IN SOVIET ART (1970-1995) / October 13–December 23, 2012 / A new installation in the education corridor gallery offers representations of, and responses to, images of power in late and post-Soviet Russia (1970-1995). Focusing on three major institutions of Soviet culture—Communism, architecture and the media—this installation explores the way artists represented, confronted and challenged those institutions through different styles and forms. Visit our image gallery. Photos by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG /  Stacy Lynn Waddell, a contemporary artist based in Chapel Hill, interviewed artist William Cordova for the blog Daylight about his relationship to pictures and the camera. They talked about truth in photography, where he finds source material, the appeal of Polaroid images and removing the element of time from his work. Read more. Image: William Cordova, untitled (日本武道館 Junio 30-Julio 2, 1966) (detail), 2004-2011. Dimensions variable, Polaroid film diptych. © William Cordova.

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: Alexander Kosolapov, Untitled from Caviar Series (detail), c. 1992. Screenprint on paper, 24 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches (62.2 x 93.3 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Gift of Robert E. Falcone, 1998.21.21.D. © Alexander Kosolapov. Photo by J Caldwell.

Image for LOOK: Mickalene Thomas, Din, une très belle négresse #2, 2012. Rhinestones, acrylic paint, and oil enamel on wood panel, 102 x 84 x 2 in. (259.1 x 213.4 x 5.1 cm). Private Collection, Boston. Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, and Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Mickalene Thomas, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, and Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Christopher Burke Studio

Image for INVOLVE: Mark Bradford, Spinning Man (detail), 2007. Mixed media collage on canvas, 72 x 84 inches (182.9 x 213.4 cm). Collection of Blake Byrne, T’57. © Mark Bradford.

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.
Upper image for VOTE: Pablo Picasso, Woman with Bangs, 1902. Oil on canvas, 24 3/16 x 20 3/8 inches. (61.4 x 51.8 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.268. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lower 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
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 (10/18) / 4 PM K-12 Teacher Workshop
MON (10/22) / 7 PM Supporting Member Tour
COMING SOON: Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Tickets now available.

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

One of the works of art in Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore is Pablo Picasso's Woman with Bangs from his Blue Period (1901-1904). In 1905, he shifted to what art movement?
(Click to answer)

-Rose Period
-African Influenced Period

Last week's survey: While Gauguin is perhaps best known for Primitivism, this painting is from the Cloisonnism art movement.
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