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'John Singer Sargent Watercolors' opens Oct. 13

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  October 11, 2013 09:45 AM

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What's new at the Museum of Fine Arts this fall? A historic exhibit of watercolors by one of America's greatest artists.


"The Bridge of Sighs" Purchased by Special Subscription. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Brooklyn Museum is partnering with the MFA for the show, which brings together for the first time two significant collections of watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent. The Globe's Sebastian Smee reviews the show here. More than 90 works created between 1905 and 1911 depict scenes from Sargent's travels in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, modern-day Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. A video and special tour complement the paintings.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors is on view Oct. 13-Jan. 20 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Hours: Mon-Tues and Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Admission $25; $23 students and seniors; under 7 free; ages 7-17 free after 3 p.m., on weekends, during Boston public school holidays, $10 all other times. 617-267-9300,

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