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Virtual John Singer Sargent Art Tour
Travel with John Singer Sargent from England to Italy to Exotic Morocco
About The Art Tour
Step into the captivating two-hour virtual art tour of the world of John Singer Sargent, (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925). You will immerse yourself in a visual odyssey that spans his illustrious career, traversing from his early masterpieces to his final strokes. Enrich your experience by exploring his captivating portraits, cherished landscapes, and enthralling subject studies, brought to life in both oil and watercolor. Delve into the realm of his grand murals, conceived for public spaces, and witness his unparalleled mastery over light, color, and shadows. Embark on a journey across the continents he adored, from the enchanting Alps to the irresistible charm of Italy, the exotic allure of Morocco, and the mystique of Egypt.
Our John Singer Sargent Experience is Live.
Guided by an Art Historian, indulge in a two-hour presentation showcasing over 80 of Sargent's finest works. Engage in a relaxed and insightful discussion at the conclusion of the presentation, allowing you to deepen your connection with the artist's brilliance.
Join Us to Rediscover Joy with Sargent
Elevate your day by immersing yourself in the opulent world of Sargent's artistry. Revel in his mesmerizing portraits that capture the essence of the Edwardian era. Traverse stunning courtyards, bask in the radiance of his famous murals, and relish idyllic moments captured on water and land. With a lifetime's dedication, Sargent created a rich tapestry of art, including around 900 oil paintings and over 2,000 watercolors, alongside numerous sketches and charcoal drawings. Our collection offers a curated selection, showcasing his paramount achievements.
Unveiling Sargent's Connections and Strategies:
Delve deeper into the artist's life as you explore his professional and personal relationships. Uncover the secrets behind his ability to secure prestigious portrait commissions from prominent figures. Gain insights into his strategic exhibition techniques that propelled his fame. Learn how this seemingly introverted artist forged meaningful connections with top creatives, financial luminaries, and expatriates, transforming his shyness into close friendships and collaborations.
Enriching Conversations Await:
Stay for the optional post-tour discussion with our expert. Delve deeper into Sargent's world, share your insights, and engage in thought-provoking conversations surrounded by his timeless artworks and pictures.
Essential Information for a Seamless Experience with Sargent's Paintings:
- This artistic adventure unfolds via Zoom. Ensure you have the Zoom app downloaded on your chosen device.
- A stable Wi-Fi connection is imperative for uninterrupted immersion.
- Watch on your computer, tablet, iPhone, or TV for varying degrees of visual splendor.
- Your Zoom link will be emailed on the morning of the tour. For assistance, reach out to our organizer.
- Arrive early to troubleshoot any technical concerns, ensuring a glitch-free journey.
- Need to reschedule? Email us in advance to transfer your ticket to a preferred date.
Experience Sargent in Real-Time: Please note that our tours are live and not recorded, respecting the copyrights of the showcased artworks. Immerse yourself in the authenticity of Sargent's creations and discover the depth of his art through exquisite pictures.
Elevate your artistic awareness with this unparalleled virtual encounter. Reserve your spot now for a transformative journey through the artistic tapestries of Sargent's world, enriched with captivating images of his artistry.
About Our Guides
Shayla holds an MA in Art History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where she specialized in Renaissance and Baroque art. Prior to graduate school, she studied in Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, where she became passionate about museum studies and civic engagement. Today, she has returned to Michigan and works as the Art Registrar and an Educator at the Michigan State Capitol Building. In her free time, Shayla enjoys studying languages, hot yoga, and spending time with her two cats.
Margo received her undergraduate degree in Art History from Youngstown State University with a minor in British and American Literature. Her senior thesis focused on the marriage of art and literature through the re-imaginings of medieval ramparts on World War I aircraft as a means of recapturing and modernizing the gallant hero on the battlefield.
She served as Assistant to the Director at the Medici Museum of Art in Howland, Ohio where she assisted in the organization and preparation of the BSA’s private collection of Boy Scout Art by Norman Rockwell and his protege, Joseph Csatari.
During Covid, Margo received her certificate from Sotheby’s Institute of Art on Art Crime and Law detailing how art is stolen, retrieved and the fantastical ways in which thieves implement their tricks.
Margo uses her quick wit to provide customers with lively and engaging tours, and she can’t wait to be your next tour guide!
Our Contributing Sources
- Biltmore House, Asheville, NC
- Blenheim Palace Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
- Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
- Boston Public Library
- Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
- Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Lisbon
- Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
- Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago IL
- The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Des Moines, Des Moines Art center
- Devonshire Collection Chatsworth Castle
- Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA
- Harvard Art Museums Cambridge, MA
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
- Lady Lever Art Gallery
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
- Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
- Musée d'Orsay, Paris
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- National Portrait Gallery, London England
- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, MS
- Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Private Collections
- Royal Academy of Arts, London England
- Speed Art Museum Louisville, KT
- Tate Museum London, England
- United Kingdom, Imperial War Museums England
- Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA
In today's digital age, virtual visits offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional travel, especially when it comes to exploring international art collections. Traveling to a physical location, particularly overseas, can be a significant financial undertaking. Between airfare, accommodation, and other travel-related expenses, the costs can quickly add up. Moreover, gaining access to some of the world's most renowned art collections can come with a hefty price tag, sometimes amounting to hundreds before entering the building. Beyond the monetary considerations, there's also the unpredictability of the art world. Imagine making the journey only to discover that the specific piece or artist's work you were eager to see is temporarily on loan to another institution. Such scenarios can be disappointing, to say the least. Recognizing these challenges, we have taken the initiative to compile a diverse range of paintings from various sources. Our digital collections ensure that art enthusiasts can access and enjoy these masterpieces without the constraints of geography, cost, or availability.
Our People Are One of A Kind
Our guides are not just casual enthusiasts; they are dedicated professionals who have invested significant time and effort in educational institutions to hone their skills and knowledge. As art historians, they have delved deep into the intricacies of art history, ensuring that they are not only well-versed but also influential voices in their field. Their passion for art is evident in their obsession with renowned artists, many of whom might be your favorites. They don't just study these artists; they immerse themselves in their works, stories, and legacies. This dedication and enthusiasm translate into engaging conversations when they discuss our collection of paintings. When you interact with our guides, you're not just getting a tour; you're getting a rich, informative, and passionate discourse on art.
Our Tickets Are Easy to Manage
Purchasing tickets for our art tours is not just a transaction; it's a commitment to an enriching experience. We understand that sometimes plans change or unforeseen circumstances arise. That's why we've made our ticketing process as flexible and user-friendly as possible. If you ever find yourself needing to reschedule your tour, there's no need to fret. Simply reach out to us before the scheduled start of the art tour, and we'll assist you in moving your booking to a new date that suits you better. Our primary goal is to ensure that you have a seamless and enjoyable experience, so we've designed our ticket management system with your convenience in mind.