CAMTalks: History Series - Emily & Judith: Rediscovering the Sargent Sisters
Saturday, March 25
Reservation coming soon
with Jennifer Turner
CAM Auditorium, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
Free for members, $10 for non-members
Livestreamed on Facebook and Vimeo
Earlier this year, a cache of watercolors by Emily Sargent (1857-1936), a sister of renowned painter John Singer Sargent, was distributed by the Sargent family to six institutions including the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester. The Sargent House Museum has an intimate connection to several generations of talented and influential artists from the Sargent family—and this recent gift is the motivation behind a special exhibit entitled Emily Sargent, A Glimpse into her World, on display at the Cape Ann Museum now through May 2023.
During this talk, Jennifer Turner, Site Manager at the Sargent House Museum, will explore the parallel lives of Emily Sargent and Judith Sargent Murray. These two Sargent family members lived in the shadow of their more famous brothers and their respective work was lost after their subsequent deaths only to be rediscovered centuries' later.