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Welcome “John Singer Sargent Watercolors” to the Museum October 13, 2013 - January 20, 2014

“John Singer Sargent Watercolors” offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to view the magnificent works Sargent produced between 1902 and 1911, when he was at the height of his artistic powers and internationally recognized as the greatest American painter of his age. His bold and experimental approach to the medium caused a sensation in Britain and great excitement in America. The Brooklyn and Boston holdings (never before explored in a focused exhibition), were purchased by the two museums straight from Sargent’s only two American watercolor exhibitions, held at Knoedler Gallery in New York. (Brooklyn acquired its collection in 1909, and the MFA in 1912.) These daringly conceived compositions (along with a select group of oils), made in Spain and Portugal, Greece, Switzerland and the Alps, regions of Italy, Syria and Palestine, demonstrate the unity of Sargent’s artistic vision after the turn of the 20th century, when he sought to liberate himself from the burden of portrait commissions and to devote himself instead to painting scenes of landscape, labor, and leisure.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue exploring Sargent’s engagement with watercolor painting and examining the technical mastery that led to such brilliant work.

Open seven days a week, Museum of Fine Arts Boston houses art from medieval to contemporary, Asia to Europe, paintings to photographs. Take advantage of The Inn at Longwood Medical’s Museum of Fine Arts Boston hotel package and experience a day of aesthetics followed by a comfortable night at our Fenway hotel.

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  • Overnight stay for two at The Inn at Longwood Medical
  • Two general admission tickets to MFA Boston
  • Overnight parking for one car
  • Breakfast for two in the Longwood Grille & Bar
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