Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club
The Sea Cliff Landmarks Association kicks off its Fall lectures schedule with Sea Cliff resident, The Metropolitan Museum of Art educator, and popular travel Met lecturer, Inés L. Powell who will give a lecture on the Met’s current exhibit, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:30 pm at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club.
Inés gave her first talk at the Met while still in graduate school almost 30 years ago and has developed a following for her talks at the Met, for her community outreach slide shows, and for her lectures on “Travel with the Met” tours around the world.
Originally from Bilbao, Spain, Inés Powell trained at NYU Institute of Fine Arts and has lived in Sea Cliff for many years, along with her husband Tom Powell, a former Village trustee.
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about John Singer Sargent’s work.
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
MMA Exhibition, June 30 to October 4, 2015
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the greatest portrait painter of his generation. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, he was closely connected to many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. His portraits of these friends and contemporaries, including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, were rarely commissioned and allowed him to create more intimate and experimental works than was possible in his formal portraiture.
This major exhibition of over seventy portraits spans Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside. Important loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America make this an important opportunity to discover the artist’s most daring, personal and distinctive portraits.