Guest Lecture: Porter Aichele

Nov 18, 2pm - 3pm

Guest Lecture: Porter Aichele photo

Dr. Claribel and Etta Cone created one of the most important modern art collections of the 20th century. The sisters not only loved acquiring artworks, but also living among them. Using archival photographs and publications found in Dr. Claribel and Etta Cone's vast art library, Porter Aichele proposes that Etta's displays of art in her early 20th century Baltimore apartment were not simply a form of interior decor, but were carefully planned to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of Matisse's theories about painting. 

The lecture, "Etta Cone's Displays of Comprehension," is offered in conjunction with The Cone Sisters Collect exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, November 3-February 17, 2013 and Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, November 4-February 10, 2013.
A reception follows sponsored by the Contemporary Collectors Group.

Dr. Porter Aichele is Professor Emerita, Department of Art at UNCG. She is the recipient of two Southeastern College Art Conference awards in research and teaching excellence and in 2010 received the Leon Levy Fellowship from the Frick Library's Center for History of Collecting in America. Her current research is on private art collections in America. 



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