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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent
February 13 - May 17, 2020
In 1916, John Singer Sargent met Thomas Eugene McKeller, a young Black elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures—both male and female—in Sargent’s murals in the Museum of Fine Arts. The painter transformed McKeller into white gods and goddesses, creating soaring allegories of the liberal arts that celebrated the recent expansion of the city’s premier civic museum.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
with Dr. Nikki A. Greene
Thursday, April 02, 7 - 9 pm
This lecture has been canceled.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 5:30 - 9 pm
This Third Thursday has been canceled.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Exhibition Insights: Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, The Strange Taxi, Stretched
Saturday, April 18, 10 - 11 am
This Member Thematic Tour has been canceled.
Saturday, April 18, 11 am - 4 pm
In connection with the special exhibition, Boston's Apollo, mix a custom color that celebrates your individuality and honors the uniqueness of us all.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
An Ode to One Man's Impact
Thursday, April 23, 7 - 9:30 pm
Enjoy a series of performative responses by Boston dancers, poets, and actors as they celebrate and honor the legacy and lived experiences of Thomas McKeller.