July 26, 2012
Julian T. Baker Jr. (1939–2011), a longtime friend and supporter of the North Carolina Museum of Art and a North Carolina native born in Raleigh, started collecting photography in the mid-1990s, and a casual interest soon turned into a passion that resulted in a personal collection of over 700 photographs. Focusing primarily on black-and-white images, and ranging in date from the early 20th century to the present day, Baker’s collection features some of the most important photographers of the 20th century. This gift of 25 photographs significantly expands the breadth and scope of the Museum’s photography collection with works by photographers previously not represented in the permanent collection.
Spanning over 100 years, from 1903 to 2005, the gift includes iconic images by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Allen Frame, Lee Friedlander, Graciela Iturbide, Kenneth Josephson, Michael Kenna, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, Sally Mann, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Aaron Siskind, Alfred Stieglitz, Minor White, and Brett Weston. Including expressive portraits, luminous landscapes, abstractions of city life, and windows into private worlds, these 25 photographs provide a concise overview 20th-century photography and the very personal point of view of one private collector.
The 25 photographs in this exhibition are a gift to the NCMA from the family of Julian T. Baker Jr. and the estate of Julian T. Baker Jr.
Every Thursday night, sample one or more rare beers on tap at the Flying Saucer
With over 100 beers on tap and 100s more in bottles, the Saucer has the largest selection of beers in Raleigh. Although the focus of this restaurant is the beverages, the food is better than average bar food. The bratwurst plate, sandwiches and pizza are good. The staff is generally knowledgeable and efficient. The Saucer also has some of the most pleasant outdoor seating in Raleigh.
Calling all Young Professionals! Come out to the Sitti Courtyard Summer Mixer on July 26th from 6-9 PM. We will have free food and admission, music, and Fullsteam beer specials.
Beginning June 29 and ending August 27, 2012, the Page-Walker Arts and History Center at 119 Ambassador Loop in Cary will feature a unique art quilt exhibit titled Narrative Threads.
The Last Waltz was a concert by The Band filmed on November 25, 1976 in San Francisco. Martin Scorsese filmed the concert and produced this film, which features concert performance and interviews with members of The Band.
The Band was joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young.
The film includes these peformances:
“Don’t Do It” The Band
“Theme from The Last Waltz” The Band
“Up on Cripple Creek” The Band
“The Shape I’m In” The Band
“Who Do You Love?” Ronnie Hawkins
“It Makes No Difference” The Band
Introduction to The Canterbury Tales in Chaucerian dialect Michael McClure
“Such a Night” Dr. John
“Helpless” Neil Young
“Stage Fright” The Band
“The Weight” (studio version) The Band and The Staple Singers
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” The Band
“Dry Your Eyes” Neil Diamond
“Coyote” Joni Mitchell
“Mystery Train” Paul Butterfield
“Mannish Boy” Muddy Waters
“Further on Up the Road” Eric Clapton
“Evangeline” (studio version) The Band and Emmylou Harris
“Genetic Method”/”Chest Fever” The Band
“Ophelia” The Band
“Caravan” Van Morrison
“Loud Prayer” Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“Forever Young” Bob Dylan
“Baby Let Me Follow You Down” Bob Dylan
“I Shall Be Released” The Band and guests plus Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr
“Greensleeves” The Band
Music at the Movies is an ongoing special at the Colony Movie Theater on the last Thursday of the month. A new series showcasing the best in concert films, rock operas, and musicals.
Every Thursday Tir na nOg hosts Local Beer / Local Band night, where you will find a great band from the Triangle along with draft specials on North Carolina beer.
The show is FREE.
Check out Tir na nOg’s calendar for updated details.