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Sargent and Fashion at Cape Ann Museum
December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm$10 – $20
Dr. Erica Hirshler, curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, will be presenting Sargent and Fashion at the Cape Ann Museum on Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m.
“The coat is the picture,” John Singer Sargent explained to one of his sitters in the summer of 1894, insisting that the gentleman wear a heavy woolen overcoat despite the warm temperatures and tugging it ever more tightly around him to attenuate his slender form. This episode is but one example of the manner in which Sargent manipulated fashion-and his sitters-in the service of his art. Join MFA curator Erica Hirshler for a sneak preview of her forthcoming exhibition, Sargent and Fashion, a major show opening in 2021 that examines the role of dress in the painter’s work. This program is sponsored by and offered in collaboration with the Sargent House Museum in celebration of their centennial anniversary.
Space is limited; reservations required. Tickets are $10 CAM/SHM members; $20 nonmembers. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10.