@NasherMuseum / no. 023    December 4, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Last Chance to view Mark Bradford
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ARTIST WANGECHI MUTU / Elle magazine salutes international, multidisciplinary artist Wangechi Mutu, one of 10 luminaries in women in art. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, the artist’s first major solo museum exhibition (her most comprehensive and experimental show yet), opens March 21 here at the Nasher Museum. IMAGE: Elle magazine’s feature on “shape shifter” Wangechi Mutu. Photo by: Matthu Placek

CELEBRATE MATISSE / First Thursday, December 6, 5:30 PM / This first Thursday focuses on textiles. At 6 PM attend a 30-40 minute presentation on textiles as they relate to the Cone family, from Lisa Chapman and Kate Carroll, assistant professors at NC State University's College of Textiles. Afterward, take part in a free hands-on activity decorating tote bags with the top 10 fabric designs from a contest co-sponsored by Spoonflower and inspired by Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore (cash bar starts at 5:30 PM). 

Art for All / 8-10 PM / For the Duke and Durham communities, this holiday-themed program is hosted by the Nasher Student Advisory Board and Duke University Union Annual Events for the Duke and Durham communities. Activities include a cookie-decorating contest and a photo booth. Entertainment includes live jazz from John Brown and a cappella performances by Duke groups Deja Blue and Speak of the Devil at 8:30 PM.

Matisse and Old Lace

NEW ART DOCUMENTARY / UNC-TV, North Carolina’s public TV network, filmed Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore in spectacular HDTV at the Nasher Museum. Watch it Friday and throughout December. View the schedule.


ANNUAL MEMBER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE / Tuesday, December 11, 6-8 PM / Celebrate with us! Gather with fellow members, museum staff and curators for a reception and exclusive access to our exciting exhibitions Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore; Eat, Pray, Weave: Ancient Peruvian Art from the Permanent Collection; and Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell. Reception and cash bar. RSVP by December 7 to confirm your attendance: 919-684-3411 or nashermembership@duke.edu.

MEMBER APPRECIATION WEEK / December 9-15, 2012 / Your membership support helps us further our commitment to our Duke, Durham and regional communities, with groundbreaking exhibitions and free K-12 education programs. Celebrate all week at the Nasher Museum! December 9-15, 2012, Nasher Museum members enjoy additional benefits:

• A double discount at the Nasher Museum Store for a total of 20% off all purchases; Brummer Society Members receive a special 40% discount

• Free poster celebrating the Nasher Museum’s 2012/2013 exhibitions. Posters will be available at the Information Desk, during Membership Appreciation Week and at the Annual Holiday Open House

• Free dessert with the purchase of a meal Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Nasher Museum cafe

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FROM OUR BLOG / It seems the Fall of 2012 has been a season of goodbyes. We recently said farewell to founding director Kim Rorschach and on Sunday (December 9, 2012) we bid adieu to four important works of art from Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Mark Bradford. Read more

IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the store and 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: 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 CELEBRATE: 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.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Henri Matisse, The Pierced Rock, 1920. Oil on canvas on artist’s paperboard, 14 7/8 x 18 inches (37.8 x 45.7 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.234. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lower Image for QUIZ: 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.
Image for GATHER: Chimú style, Loincloth tie end, 1100 –1476. Cotton and camelid fiber, 16 x 29 1⁄2 inches (40.6 x 74.9 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. The Paul A. and Virginia Clifford Collection, 1973.1.738. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
Image for BLOG: Mark Bradford, Untitled, (detail), 2012. Suite of six prints; etching, photogravure, and chine-collé on paper; 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) each. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Museum purchase in honor of Kimerly Rorschach P’11, P’13, Mary D. B. T. and James H. Semans Director, with funds provided by Marilyn M. Arthur, Trent Carmichael, Margaret and Jack Neely, Virginia Rorschach, Paula Cooper, Paula and James Crown, Thomas S. Kenan III, Patricia and Thruston Morton, Christen and Derek Wilson, Deborah DeMott, Jason Rubell and Michelle Simkins-Rubell, C. T. Woods-Powell and Richard Powell, Peg Palmer, Trevor Schoonmaker and Teka Selman, Victor and Lenore Behar, Cynthia and Mark Kuhn, Katharine and Bryan Reid, Mindy and Guy Solie, Pepper and Donald Fluke, Ruth and Sidney Cox, Ann and Rhodes Craver, Trena and Richard Hawkins, Ginger and John Jernigan, Patricia and Bill Joklik, Peggy and John Murray, Mary and James Siedow, Eunice and Herman Grossman, Anna Ho and Bob Whalen, Sarah Schroth, Kristine Stiles, Barbara and Joel Smith, Jo and Peter Baer, Diana Evia-Lanevi and Ingemar Lanevi, Sandra Harris, Laura and James Ladd, Sue and Ralph McCaughan, N. Alison Haltom and David McClay, Carol O’Brien, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Ruth Glesby Wagner, Maureen Berry, Arienne Cheek, Juline Chevalier, Kristen L. Greenaway and Lori S. Ramsey, Angela and Aaron Greenwald, Angela O. Terry and A. Daphne Terry, Marianne Wardle, Anne Williams and John Burness, Katharine A. Adkins, J Caldwell, Jamie Dupré, Heather B. Griswold, Brad Johnson, Wendy Hower Livingston, Catherine Morris, Kathleen Wright, Molly and Enrico Boarati, Kenneth Dodson, David Eck, Charles J. Carroll, Rachel Goodwin and Benjamin Riseling, Jimmy Jones, Lee Nisbet, Nikki Reeb, and Amy Weaver; 2012.18.1-6. Image courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY. Mark Bradford..
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 Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.
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TH (12/06) 5:30 PM First Thursday
TH (12/06) 8 PM Art for All
SU (12/09) 12 PM Mark Bradford closes
SU (12/09) 12 PM Member Appreciation Week
TU (12/11) 6 PM Member Holiday Open House
TH (12/13) 7 PM Sketching in the Galleries

Christmas Day (Closed), Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012
New Year's Day (Closed), Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
CELEBRATE MATISSE: Cone Sisters Book Discussion / Sunday, December 30, 3 PM / Join Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle for a group discussion on The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone, by Mary Gabriel. Purchase this book in the Nasher Museum Store or borrow it from the Durham County Library. The discussion is free and open to the public.

We know Henri Matisse for his paintings and drawings, but what was his family's occupation? (click to answer)

- Cordwainers
- Weavers
- Taxidermists
- Haberdashers
- Architects

Last week's quiz:  Most readers correctly identified Georges Braque as Pablo Picasso's colleague in the naissance of Cubism.
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