Monthly Archives: February 2014

CHILDE HASSAM: Allies Day, May 1917, c. 1917

One month after the United States officially entered the First World War, the city of New York festooned Fifth Avenue with flags. As a welcoming gesture to the British and French war commissioners, the Stars and Stripes hung alongside the … Continue reading

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Class Attends The Barber of Seville at Sarasota Opera

Our class had the special treat to be able to attend The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini at the Sarasota Opera House on February 13, 2014.  Thank you Sarasota Opera! One of the most beloved works in the operatic repertory with … Continue reading

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JOHN SINGER SARGENT: Portrait of a Boy, c.1890

In December 1889, the expatriate artist John Singer Sargent, accompanied by his younger sister Violet, arrived from London at New York harbor. Not yet thirty-four, Sargent was approaching the highpoint of his fame on both sides of the Atlantic as … Continue reading

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THOMAS EAKINS: John Biglin in a Single Scull, c.1873

Thomas Eakins was in the vanguard of the army of Americans who invaded Paris during the latter part of the nineteenth century to complete their artistic education. After returning to his hometown of Philadelphia in 1870, Eakins never left the … Continue reading

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