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Collections Course: John Singer Sargent Watercolors, "Sargent the Sensualist"

Collections Course: John Singer Sargent Watercolors, "Sargent the Sensualist"  | Events Calendar
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). White Ships, circa 1908. Translucent and opaque watercolor and wax resist with graphite underdrawing, 14 x 19 3/8 in. (35.6 x 49.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by Special Subscription, 09.846


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This three-part series will feature a curator, conservator, author, and artist discussing different aspects of John Singer Sargent's life and artistic technique. Watercolor demonstrations will precede the talks, which will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. Tickets are available at www.museumtix.com and are $12 when purchased individually, or $30 as a series. Museum Members receive free admission; please call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email membership@brooklynmuseum.org for reservations.

Scholar Trevor Fairbrother argues that viewing Sargent as a sensualist connects otherwise conflicting elements of his oeuvre—and offers a new interpretation of his life and work.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor