@NasherMuseum / no. 027    January 08, 2013
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FRENCH WINE TASTING / Thursday, January 10, 6 PM / Taste French wines with Michael Mailer, general manager, Vin Rouge Restaurant. Free for same-day exhibition ticket holders over the age of 21.

PUBLIC TOURS / Individuals, or groups of 10 or fewer, may purchase tickets to a guided tour of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Guided tours last approximately one hour and are offered Thursdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 2 PM (no tours Jan 27 and Feb 10). Space is limited. Visit our tours page for pricing and additional information.

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.

Funkalicious Fruit Field

WANGECHI MUTU IN ARTFORUM / Preview January's Artforum magazine: "Nairobi-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu has spent the past decade-plus proving that collage — modernism's foundational medium — still has plenty of space left for innovation through her depicitions of cyborg-femme figures in various states of seduction, distention, and distress." Read more.


CELEBRATING THE PAST, CHARTING THE FUTURE / The Nasher Museum presents an installation of paintings, works on paper and sculpture in collaboration with the 50th anniversary of the first black undergraduates enrolled at Duke. Kick-off Party at the Nasher Museum: Commemorating 50 Years of Black Students at Duke University / Friday, January 25, 7 PM / Duke and Durham leaders will speak about the next nine months of events marking the contributions of black students at Duke.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Attire is business casual. spotlight.duke.edu/50years

Karen Levitov Lecture
CURATOR CONVERSATION / Thursday, January 17, 7 PM / Join us for a free talk by art historian and curator Karen Levitov of The Jewish Museum in New York. Levitov, who organized Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters, will give a talk, “The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Vanguard Collectors in Victorian Dress.” Reception with cash bar to follow. FREE and open to the public. A ticket for Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters does not guarantee a seat for the lecture. Lecture hall opens for seating at 6:30 PM.

SHARE WITH US / Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters includes photographs that depict the Cone sisters' lives between 1903 and the 1940s. Deb Fagan sent us this photo and wrote, "My grandfather, Lionel Caswell, is back row right - he was a member of the Twickenham Rowing Club in London where his team won the Henley Cup." Share a glimpse into your own family’s life during the first half of the 20th century. Email photographs from between 1903 and 1949 to wendy.hower@duke.edu. We will display our favorite submissions online.

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FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher Student intern Emma Boulding writes, "While my lack of formal art training initially caused feelings of anxiety and embarrassment, I was later able to use my own viewpoint when creating educational materials. As it turns out, I actually have quite a lot in common with children. I come to art with an equally blank slate. While I might not be well versed in the technicalities of ancient Roman art, I can relate to children. I can put myself in their shoes and, to be honest, a lot of the time I am in their shoes." 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. Photo by J Caldwell
Image for LOOK: Wangechi Mutu, Funkalicious Fruit Field,  2007. Ink, paint, mixed media, plant material, and plastic pearls on Mylar; overall: 184 x 106 inches (467.36 x 269.24 cm). Collection of Glenn Scott Wright, London. Image courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery, London. © Wangechi Mutu
Image for CELEBRATE: Camille Pissarro, The Highway (La Côte du Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise), 1880. Oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches (64.2 x 80 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.280
Upper Image for QUIZ: 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 Image for QUIZ: Pablo Picasso, La Coiffure, 1906. Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, 12 3/16 x 9 7/16 inches (31 x 24 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.477. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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.

Image for INSPIRE: Fahamu Pecou, Nunna My Heros: After Barkley Hendricks’ 'Icon for My Man Superman' (Detail), 1969, 2011. Acrylic, gold leaf, and oil stick on canvas, 63 x 49 1/2 inches. (160 x 125.7 cm). Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, T'84 2012.8.1. Photo by J Caldwell

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Paul Gauguin created work in response to a traumatic life event involving which other artist whose work is part of Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters? (click to answer)

- Edvard Munch
- Pablo Picasso
- Vincent van Gogh
- Georges Braque
- Camille Pissarro

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