Wed, 04/17/2024 - 11:45am

Showing at Harbor Theater this Friday, April 19 2 p.m. ONLY.

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits
remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience.
Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, Exhibition on
Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and
fashion. Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tate Britain, London, the exhibition reveals
Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this
fascinating period of cultural reinvention. Alongside 50 paintings by Sargent sit stunning items of
clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio. Sargent’s                                                                          sitters were often wealthy, their clothes costly, but what happens when you turn yourself over to the
hands of a great artist? The manufacture of public identity is as controversial and contested today as it                                                                            was at the turn of the 20th century, but somehow Sargent’s work transcends the social noise and
captures an alluring truth with each brush stroke.

NR; 90  minutes ONE SHOW ONLY Friday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and
Closed Caption (CC) devices are available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.