Lecture

The London Art Scene in the Age of Sargent

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161) and Online
Ticket Required

Tickets (Member / Nonmember)

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

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Discover the visual pleasures of the London art scene in the years around John Singer Sargent’s 1886 move from Paris to Thames-side Chelsea. From the tonal nuance of James Abbott McNeil Whistler’s Nocturnes to the decadent sexuality of Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, savor a rich array of competing styles. Then learn about British modernism’s assault on Gilded Age culture in the early 20th century, which eventually eclipsed Sargent’s brilliant career.

Jonathan Ribner, associate professor and director of graduate admissions, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

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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Livestream ticket holders must watch the event live; there is no recording of the event available for viewing at a later time.

Sponsors

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