@NasherMuseum / no. 017    October 30, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS: THE CONE SISTERS OF BALTIMORE EXHIBITION OPENS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 AT NOON / The Nasher Museum presents an exhibition featuring more than 50 masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and others. Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters tells the story of two Victorian-era sisters whose remarkable collection was financed by their brothers’ textile empire in North Carolina in the first half of the 20th century. The Nasher Museum is the third and final venue for the exhibition, which originated at the Jewish Museum, NY. It is on view here from November 4, 2012, through February 10, 2013.

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FABRIC DESIGN CONTEST / Entry Deadline Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / We're excited to partner with Spoonflower for a contest to design a fabric inspired by the rich textures of a Matisse painting (view examples). The top 10 designs, selected by Spoonflower, a Durham textile design company, will be featured at the museum’s First Thursday and Art for All events on December 6. Read more.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS ON FIRST THURSDAY / Thursday November 1, 6 PM / Get in the mood for Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, which opens November 4, with Woody Allen's love poem to Paris (2011, Woody Allen, 94 minutes). Enjoy French accordion music and a cash bar starting at 6 PM, including a brief slide preview at 7 PM of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters by Sarah Schroth, Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator. All attendees will be entered into drawings for a free exhibition catalog and tickets.


FRENCH DINNER AT NASHER MUSEUM CAFE / Thursday November 8, 5 - 9 PM / Before or after visiting Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters, enjoy a French-themed dinner in the Nasher Museum Cafe. Preview the evening’s special menu here. Advance reservations are strongly recommended by calling 919-684-6032 or online. Nasher Museum members receive two free Matisse tickets per day and a 10% discount at the Nasher Museum Cafe. Photo by J Caldwell


SUPPORTING MEMBERS GALLERY TOUR / Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, recently led an inspiring gallery tour of Mark Bradford exclusively for Nasher Museum Supporting Members. View sideshow.
Photo by J Caldwell

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FROM OUR BLOG / We can all learn from Mark Bradford’s reevaluation process, curator Trevor Schoonmaker told visitors during a recent gallery tour. Bradford often becomes “a viewer of himself.” He’s not afraid to explore new concepts and styles and has a refreshing perspective on failure. Rather than stopping or changing what he’s doing, Bradford will take what he calls “an interior ‘hmmm’.” Read more Photo by J Caldwell

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 banner image: Paul Gauguin, Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango), detail, 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

Image for OFFER: 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, Self-Portrait (Bonjour Mlle Cone), 1907. Pen and brown ink, 8 5/16 x 5 1/2 inches (21.1 x 14 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.481. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Lower Image for VOTE: Man Ray (American, 1890-1976), Gertrude Stein (right) and Alice B. Toklas (left) in the Atelier at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1922. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven. © 2011 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris.
Image for MATISSE: Henri Matisse, Large Reclining Nude, 1935. Oil on canvas, 26 1/8 x 36 ¾ inches (66.4 x 93.3 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.258. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Image for CONTEST: Henri Matisse, Seated Odalisque, Left Knee Bent, Ornamental Background and Checkerboard, 1928. Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 14 7/8 inches (54.9 x 37.8 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.255. © 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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TH (11/01) / 6 PM Free Film on First Thursday
SA (11/03) / 7 PM Annual Benefit Gala
SU (11/04) / Noon Collecting Matisse opens
TH (11/08) / 5 PM French Dinner at Cafe
FR (11/09) / 12 PM A Southern Season Class

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

Claribel and Etta Cone shared a love for travel and art. They befriended artists who were little known by their peers and rejected by critics of the day. Which artist sketched for Etta a self-portrait with the message, “Bonjour Mlle Cone?” (Click to answer)

-Paul Gauguin
-Pablo Picasso
-Henri Matisse
-Pierre-Auguste Renoir
-Vincent van Gogh

Last week's survey: We asked which of Gertrude Stein's books was written in 1903,
but not published until years after her death? And the answer was Q.E.D., one of the earliest coming out stories, but renamed Things as They Are when it was published in 1950.
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