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MFA Guided Tour: John Singer Sargent Watercolors
A triumphant show combines the two best collections of John Singer Sargent's dazzling watercolors. "Prepare for bedazzlement."—The New York Times

Reserve your spot today for a private guided tour of the John Singer Sargent Watercolors exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. This event is open to all Princeton alumni, spouses, guests, and parents of students.  Tickets are $25 for PANE members and $35 for non-members. Price includes admission to the museum and guided tour. Limited to 24 people. 

When: Thursday, November 7th at 6:15 pm

We will meet at the State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance. The Fenway Entrance is located on The Fenway on the Museum’s North side.

Please plan to arrive by 6:15 pm as the tour will begin at 6:30.  Our private guided tour will last about an hour.  The museum stays open until 9:45. 

We will be gathering for dinner at the museum afterwards for those interested. 

For more information contact Donna Armentano at donnaarmentano@comcast.net 

Click here to buy tickets!!! 

“To live with Sargent’s water-colours is to live with sunshine captured and held,” according to the painter’s first biographer. Presenting more than 90 of Sargent’s dazzling works, this exhibition, co-organized with the Brooklyn Museum, combines for the first time the two most significant collections of watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), images created by a consummate artist with daring compositional strategies and a complex technique. “John Singer Sargent Watercolors” also celebrates a century of Sargent watercolors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

“John Singer Sargent Watercolors” offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to view the magnificent works Sargent produced between 1902 and 1911, when he was at the height of his artistic powers and internationally recognized as the greatest American painter of his age. His bold and experimental approach to the medium caused a sensation in Britain and great excitement in America. The Brooklyn and Boston holdings (never before explored in a focused exhibition)were purchased by the two museums straight from Sargent’s only two American watercolor exhibitions, held at Knoedler Gallery in New York. (Brooklyn acquired its collection in 1909, and the MFA in 1912.) These daringly conceived compositions (along with a select group of oils), made in Spain and Portugal, Greece, Switzerland and the Alps, regions of Italy, Syria and Palestine, demonstrate the unity of Sargent’s artistic vision after the turn of the 20th century, when he sought to liberate himself from the burden of portrait commissions and to devote himself instead to painting scenes of landscape, labor, and leisure.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue exploring Sargent’s engagement with watercolor painting and examining the technical mastery that led to such brilliant work.

Event Information
Thursday, Nov 7 2013 at 6:15pm - 7:30pm [ iCal ]
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Look Who's Coming:
Guest of Anna Irwin
Guest of John Harris
Donna Armentano
Genzyme Corp
Catherine Bansbach
Mary Donchez
Gary Farner
John Harris
Anna Irwin
Caroline GuestofDonald Pierson Johns
Pembroke Real Estate
Chris GuestofDonald Pierson Johns
CUBE Design & Research
John Koger
Mariyam Mirza
Lauren Nichols
Donald Pierson
UMass Lowell
Patrese GuestofDonald Pierson Pierson
Lincoln Schools
Robert Rosenbaum
Anne Smagorinsky
Elizabeth Sulak
Villa Camilla
Lawrence Sulak
Boston University
Mary Sweeney Koger
Leslie Taylor
Asya Troychansky
Clarisa Valdez
Paul Wilson
... a total of 24 guests.

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