The Sargent Lecture Series: New Interpretations of Sargent’s Murals at Boston Public Library

John Singer Sargent’s mural cycle at the Central Library in Copley Square, entitled Triumph of Religion, spanned twenty-nine years of the prolific artist’s career between 1890 and 1919. A century after a public controversy around Sargent’s 1919 installation reached a peak in 1922, Boston Public Library is gathering a group of conservators, historians, curators, and authors to revisit this significant project in Sargent’s life and to offer new interpretations of the murals. The talks will make connections across local and international collections and resources to promote the further study and discussion of Sargent’s library works. A projected installation in Sargent Hall on the third floor of the McKim Building will accompany the lecture series.

All lectures will be held virtually through the Zoom webinar program. Registration is required.

More images of Sargent's mural panels at Boston Public Library are available at Digital Commonwealth.

For press inquiries contact news@bpl.org.

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