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Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters at the Nasher Museum of Art

From November 4th through February 10ththe Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University hosts the exhibit, Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone sisters of Baltimore. On loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art this collection features more than 50 works by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, and Courbet. The works also feature of a variety of textiles and decorative art from Europe, Asia, and Africa.


The Cone family built their fortune right here in North Carolina in the textile industry. The sisters Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone supported the work of Matisse and other artists in the early 1900s before their style was appreciated by most critics. Great lovers of art, the sisters displayed their collection in their adjoining apartments in Baltimore until Etta bequeathed the entire collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art. The exhibit will also feature an interactive virtual tour of their Baltimore homes were the art was originally displayed.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to view a fantastic collection of art at the Nasher Museum. Ask your innkeeper to arrange for tickets or find them online.