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    Masterpiece Lecture Series: Richard Ormond, Former Director, National Maritime Museum

    Presented by at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    March 29, 2012


    Masterpiece Lecture Series: Richard Ormond, Former Director, National Maritime Museum

    John Singer Sargent's picture of El Jaleo caused a sensation at the Salon of 1882 and marks one of the high points of his career in Paris. The lecture will examine the creation of this masterpiece in the heady atmosphere of progressive art in the early 1880s. Sargent's passion for Spanish music and dance, his deep admiration for the work of Velazquez and Goya, his debt to Manet, and his high sense of theatre all find expression in this painterly tour-de-force.

    Richard Ormond is a renowned independent art historian and director of the John S. Sargent Catalogue Raisonné Project, 2000-present. He is the former Director of the National Maritime Museum in London and also served as Assistant Keeper and Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London. He is currently the Chairman of the Trustees of the Watts Gallery in Surrey, England, Chairman of the Friends of Leighton House in London, and a trustee of the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

    Thursday evening programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Media Sponsor: Boston Globe Media, Inc.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    25 Evans Way
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    Gardner Museum Members* FREE

    Adults $15

    Seniors (65+) $12

    College Students w/ ID $5

    All named “Isabella” FREE

    Anyone on his or her birthday FREE

    Students, faculty, and employees of Gardner Museum University Members and corporate partners FREE

    $2 off admission for anyone wearing Red Sox paraphernalia (Isabella Gardner was an avid Red Sox fan) or with a Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) ticket stub (valid within two days).

    *Visitors who join the Gardner during their visit can apply their admission cost toward the price of a new membership.

    General Day and Time Info:

    7:00 p.m.

    Phone: 617.278.5156


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