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“Innocents Abroad”: Nineteenth-Century American Painters in Europe Series

Innocents Abroad

H. Barbara Weinberg, Curator Emerita, The American Wing, MMA

Most leading nineteenth-century American painters sought instruction and inspiration in Europe. This series focuses on their studies in England (Whistler, Sargent, and others), Germany (Leutze, Chase, and others), and France (Eakins, Cassatt, and others); their pursuit of the picturesque in Italy, Spain, and elsewhere; and the effect of these experiences on their art, whether they remained abroad or returned home.

Tuesday, March 11th; Tuesday, March 25th; and Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 11:00 am

These lectures are made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

$30 individual tickets
Series price $70 for all three talks (Save $20)

Tickets to these events include Museum admission.

Above: John Singer Sargent  (American, 1856–1925). Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes (detail), 1897. Oil on canvas; 84 1/4 x 39 3/4 in. (214 x 101 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938  (38.104); Mary Cassatt  (American, 1844–1926). Portrait of the Artist (detail), 1878. Watercolor, gouache on wove paper laid down to buff-colored wood-pulp paper; 23 5/8 x 16 3/16 in. (60 x 41.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Edith H. Proskauer, 1975 (1975.319.1); William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916). James Abbott McNeill Whistler (detail), 1885. Oil on canvas; 74 1/8 x 36 1/4 in. (188.3 x 92.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of William H. Walker, 1918 (18.22.2)

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