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Weatherspoon Art Museum announces Highlights from the Cone Collection

The Weatherspoon Art Museum presents Highlights from the Cone Collection, an exhibition on view Nov 3, 2012 – Feb 17, 2013.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum first began collecting works of art in the 1940s, and received an astonishing bounty in 1950 when Etta Cone bequeathed part of her and her sister Claribel’s collection to the museum. The Weatherspoon was the beneficiary of a gift of 242 objects including work by Raoul Dufy, John Graham, Marie Laurencin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Jacques Villon, among others. Part of this vanguard collection will be on view this fall and winter as a complement to the exhibition, Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from November 1, 2012 through February 10, 2013.

The exhibition is organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets modern and contemporary art for the benefit of its multiple audiences, including university, community, regional, and beyond. Through these activities, the museum recognizes its paramount role of public service, and enriches the lives of diverse individuals by fostering an informed appreciation and understanding of the visual arts and their relationship to the world in which we live. –

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