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The Art of Collecting: A conversation with Sarah Schroth

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Thursday, Oct 25

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Admission: Per session: $5 for members; $10 non-members

A Conversation with Sarah Schroth, Senior Curator, Nasher Museum: Matisse and the Cone Sisters.

The Art of Collecting: Conversations with Collectors Series

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

$5 for Mint members, Duke alumni or student, $10 for non-members 

A light reception follows each conversation.

The Art of Collecting: Conversations with Collectors is a new series about education and advocacy around collecting. Appealing to a wide range of audiences from novice and beginning collectors to lifelong aficionados, the conversations feature a dynamic roster of local, national and international presenters, including private collectors, art auction house professionals from organizations such as Sotheby’s, gallery owners, and museum curators.

Sarah Schroth, interim director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, will tell the special North Carolina story behind Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters – The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. The exhibition opens November 4 in Durham and features over 50 masterpieces collected by Claribel and Etta Cone during the 20th century. The sisters traveled to Europe where they visited Gertrude Stein and met Matisse, Picasso, and other artists. Schroth will talk about the Cone sisters' remarkable lives and how they amassed one of the world’s most important art collections.

Schroth is also an adjunct professor of art history in Duke's Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. A specialist in Spanish art of the 17th century, she co-organized El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III in 2008. As a result of this award-winning exhibition, she was named knight-commander in the Order of Isabel la Católica by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain.