Sargent’s Circle of Friends

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John Singer Sargent, (American, 1856-1925), The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907. Oil on canvas; 71.4 x 56.5 cm (28 1/8 x 22 1/4 in.).The Art Institute of Chicago. Friends of American Art Collection, (1914.57) © The Art Institute of Chicago

Upper E Side

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue

Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The American Wing, MMA

Throughout his career, John Singer Sargent created portraits of the most influential artists, writers, actors, dancers, and musicians of the era, many of whom were close friends. Brilliant works of art and penetrating character studies, these portraits—often highly charged, intimate, witty, idiosyncratic, and experimental–are also records of relationships, influences, aspirations, and allegiances. These lectures explore the underlying friendships between Sargent and his artistic sitters, and consider their significance for his life and art.
This week, "Actors and Artists"

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, on view June 30, 2015–October 4, 2015.

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

This series is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.