Thursday March 13, 2014
Fleischman Lecture 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In our 25th year in the Blount Cultural Park, we invite you to join us in celebrating a favorite artist in the Blount Collection, John Singer Sargent. Following a reception, guest lecturer Erica Hirshler of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will explore Sargent’s images of women, from his celebrated and controversial portrait of Madame X to the MMFA’s own glamorous likeness of Henriette Goldschmidt Raphael. Dr. Hirshler’s many contributions to the field of Sargent scholarship include co-curating the current popular exhibition John Singer Sargent Watercolors; she is also the author of Sargent’s Daughters, a biography of the MFA’s beloved masterpiece, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.
The Fleischman Lecture Series is sponsored by the Carolyn and Winton Blount Endowment in honor of Larry Fleischman, a dynamic specialist and leader in the field of American art. As president of Kennedy Galleries of New York, Fleischman played a role in many innovative ventures, raising international awareness of issues concerning American art. He served as a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Committee of the White House, co-founded the Archives of American Art (now part of the Smithsonian), and founded and published The American Art Journal. During the 1950s, along with his wife, Mr. Fleischman amassed one of the nation’s earliest collections of significant American art.