Dear Mr. McKeller

An Ode to One Man's Impact

Thursday, April 23, 2020
7 - 9:30 pm
Calderwood Hall

This event has been canceled. If you have any questions, contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156.

How do you want to be honored for your contribution to society?

John Singer Sargent's principal model, Thomas Eugene McKeller, migrated to the city of Boston in hopes of a new life and opportunity. Unbeknownst to him would be how his body became the inspiration for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Widener Library rotundas. Many visitors today are still unaware of this black man's story. Join us for a lively set of performative responses by Boston dancers, poets, and actors as they celebrate and honor the legacy and lived experiences of Thomas Eugene McKeller.


Tickets | Museum Admission

Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10, free for members and children 17 and under.

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This program is generously sponsored by Berkshire Bank.