Two Great Museums-Two Masterpiece Exhibitions-One Day Trip
Join the JCC Fine Arts Department on Tuesday, January 8th for a day-trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The trip charge is $15 (paid to JCC), lunch on your own at Iris and a $22 admission ticket (paid at museum) will get you into BOTH exhibits. For more information on The Frank Creech Art Gallery, visit: http://frankcreechartgallery.wordpress.com/
North Carolina Museum of Art
Still-Life Masterpieces: A Visual Feast from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The selection of paintings is rich in tabletop arrays of luscious fruit and riotous flowers in myriad styles. There are so-called vanitas images that allude to the transience of life and works intended to fool the eye with their astonishing illusionism. In dialogue with the paintings are ceramics whose forms imitate vegetables or fish, ornamental silver, and whimsical jewelry-all superb examples of craftsmanship, design, and personal expressions. Included in this exhibition are masterpieces by Manet, Renoir, and Cezanne, among many others.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters-The Cone Sisters of Baltimore
Henri Matisse fondly called Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone “my two Baltimore ladies.” The two Cone sisters began buying art directly out of the Parisian studios of avant-garde artists in 1905. At a time when critics disparaged Matisse, and Pablo Picasso was virtually unknown, the Cones followed their passions and amassed one of the world’s greatest art collections. The exhibition tells this story and features more than 50 of these masterpieces–including paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and more–on loan from The Baltimore Museum of Art.
In addition to modern masterpieces, the exhibition includes textiles and decorative arts from Europe, Asia and Africa that the Cones collected, as well as photographs and archival materials to highlight the remarkable lives of these sisters. Also featured in the exhibition will be an interactive virtual tour of their adjoining Baltimore apartments, showing their remarkable collection as it was displayed in their home.
All works are from the collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland.
PHOTO CREDIT INFORMATION: 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.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 9:00 AM
($16.00 in advance)