@NasherMuseum / no. 019    November 8, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Free Talk: Matisse and Old Lace
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Thursday, November 15, 7 PM
Free and open to the public

Author and art historian Nancy Ramage, great-great niece of the Cone sisters, will give a talk, "Matisse and Old Lace: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore." Ramage is a gifted storyteller whose anecdotes and memories were handed down by her mother, Ellen Hirschland, who grew up quite close to her great-aunt Etta. Together, Ramage and her mother researched and wrote the definitive book, The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Collecting at Full Tilt (Northwestern University Press, 2008). Ramage is the Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts Emerita at Ithaca College. Reception with cash bar to follow. Seating in the lecture hall is limited, and will begin at 6:30 PM. Lecture at 7 PM. Reception with cash bar to follow.
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Free Family day Sunday November 18 12-4 PM
Live French Music Saturday November 24 12-3 PM
  Thursday December 20 6-8 PM
Sketching in the Galleries Sunday November 25 3-5 PM
  Thursday December 13 7-9 PM
French Wine Tastings Thursday November 29 6-8 PM
  Thursday December 27 6-8 PM
Parlez-vous français? Saturday December 29 2-4 PM
Book Discussion: The Art of Acquiring Sunday December 30 3 PM

Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore is a special ticketed exhibition. Purchase tickets by visiting nasher.duke.edu, calling 919-684-4444, or in person at the museum.

This exhibition is organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

In Durham, the exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

At the Nasher Museum of Art, lead foundation support is provided by the Crow Creek Foundation. Lead corporate support is provided by Wells Fargo. The media sponsor is NBC17.


Major support is provided by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Marilyn Arthur, Trent Carmichael, Carol O'Brien Associates, Inc., Katherine Thorpe, Office of the President at Duke University, Office of the Provost at Duke University, Frances Rollins, Drs. Victor and Lenore Behar, Christie’s, and Thomas S. Kenan, III.

Additional generous support is provided by the Cemala Foundation, Stefanie and Douglas Kahn, Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and Lance Van Winkle, Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke University, Parker and Otis, Jo and Peter Baer, Pepper and Don Fluke, Mindy and Guy Solie, Carolyn Aaronson, Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin, Clinical Ambassador, Diane Evia-Lanevi and Ingemar Lanevi, Janet Holderness and William Transou, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Angela O. Terry, Ruth Glesby Wagner, and Jewish Life at Duke.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Image: Henri Matisse in his apartment at the Place Charles-Felix in Nice, 1934. Henri Matisse Archive. All works by Henri Matisse seen in archival photograph © 2011. 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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