“The Coat Is the Picture”: Sargent, Painting, and Fashion

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161) and Online
Ticket Required

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In-Person $28 / $35
Livestream $16 / $20

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Add to Calendar 2023-11-01 13:00:00 2023-11-01 14:30:00 “The Coat Is the Picture”: Sargent, Painting, and Fashion 11/01/2023, 1-2:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

What happens when you turn yourself over to the hands of an artist? Who decides what you wear for your portrait, and what message will your image send when it goes out into the world? Take an in-depth look at the role of dress in John Singer Sargent’s work and see how the painter manipulated fashion—and his sitters—in the service of his art.

Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, Art of the Americas

Course Packages

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.

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Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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Livestream Tickets

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.


Supported by the MFA Associates, MFA Senior Associates, and Weekend Guides in honor of Barbara Martin.