Dr. Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will give an illustrated lecture about John Singer Sargent in the Museum’s auditorium. This lecture, which is presented in collaboration with The Sargent House Museum will explore Sargent’s heralded career and his ties to the North Shore.
Widely considered an expert in American painting of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Dr. Hirshler has published extensively on John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Dennis Bunker, William Merritt Chase, and on women artists and collectors. She is particularly interested in the vibrant artistic exchange between the United States and Europe during this period and in questions of national identity. She also studies Boston’s history, art, and patronage. Dr. Hirshler holds a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD from Boston University; she has lectured at museums and other cultural institutions across the United States and abroad.
$10 CAM or Sargent House Museum member /$15 non-member. Space is limited; reservations required. For more information email email@example.com. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.
Image: John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882. Oil on canvas. 87 3/8 x 87 5/8 in. Acc. #19.124. Gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Julia Overing Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Florence D. Boit in memory of their father, Edward Darley Boit.