Cabaret & Special Reception with George Steel

Exclusive to Friends of Fenway Court Patrons

November 30, 2017, 7 pm
Calderwood Hall

Join us for a cabaret-style performance in celebration of Henry James and American Painting. Enjoy the public performance followed by a special reception with George Steel, the Museum’s Visiting Curator for Performing Arts.

The evening will consist of vivid vignette descriptions of James’s female characters interspersed with musical reflections on these characters drawn from opera, musical theater, and popular compositions spanning from 1870 through today.

Friends of Fenway Court Patrons are individuals who support the Museum with unrestricted gifts of $2,000 and above. In recognition of their generosity, Patrons enjoy exclusive access to the Museum through special events and behind-the-scenes opportunities. Interested in becoming a Patron? Learn more.


Patrons will receive invitations separately for each event. Please note that events are subject to change and space is limited. Patrons at the Curators’ Circle and above will receive invitations for additional events. In addition to signature events, we work with Patrons individually to foster a deeper connection with the Museum through programs and smaller events tailored to their specific interests.

For more information or a complete listing of upcoming Patron events, please call 614 264 6045 or email

The lead sponsors of the Henry James and American Painting exhibition are Maureen and Michael Ruettgers.

The Henry James and American Painting exhibition and related programs are also made possible thanks in part to support from the Barr Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives funding from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.