You know the paintings; now focus on the fashion within the art by taking a look at the sumptuous textiles, elegant silhouettes, and architectural underpinnings that supported it all. What goes unseen in Sargent’s representations of beauty is the work women put into sculpting their appearances for the world to see. Color, texture, and shape all play a role in this seduction of the eye.
Penney Pinette, costume shop manager and adjunct lecturer, Boston University
Purchase a ticket package for the full five-session “Fashioned by Sargent” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.
Assistive listening system
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
The livestream ticket gives access to a live feed of the event that can be watched remotely. You must be logged in to the account used to purchase the ticket in order to access the livestream on the Video Content page. Please log in at least 5 minutes before the start of the event to test your connection.
Livestream ticket holders must watch the event live; there is no recording of the event available for viewing at a later time.