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This Week: John Singer Sargent, Beer, and “Redefining the Frame”

It’s a busy week at The Art League! Don’t miss these upcoming events …

An Evening on John Singer Sargent with Richard Ormond

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
Main Hall, Torpedo Factory Art Center
Registration is FULL but get on the waitlist!

An Out of Doors Study (detail), 1889
An Out of Doors Study (detail), 1889

Richard Ormond, former Director of London’s National Maritime Museum and former Deputy Director of London’s National Portrait Gallery, is also one of the world’s leading authorities on John Singer Sargent. Having written more than 30 books on the subject of his famous great uncle, Ormond will share anecdotes about and insights into the world of this leading portrait painter of the late 1800s.

​Exhibit: “Redefining the Picture Frame”

Curated by William Adair of Gold Leaf Studios​
November 5–29, 2015
The Art League Gallery

Bill Adair (courtesy Gold Leaf Studios)
Bill Adair (courtesy Gold Leaf Studios)

​​Frame conservator, historian, and master gilder, William Adair​ ​began his career in frame conservation at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. His special exhibit at The Art League Gallery features a collection of frames created by 19th and early 20th century artists and examines their increasing interest in how their art would be framed and displayed. Discover how artists looked to each other and to a number of art movements to develop designs that would become extensions of the artwork.

November 6: Art, Beer, and Food at Art on Tap

When: Friday, November 6, 7:00-10:00 pm
Where: The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
Tickets: $45. Must be 21+ to attend. Click here to purchase.

Art on Tap at The Art League

Seven craft beers from seven local breweries have been artfully paired with a work of art from an Art League instructor. Local restaurants have chosen a brew/artwork coupling to serve as their muse to create the perfect complementary appetizer. Enjoy the numerous brew, bite, and artwork trifectas on Friday, November 6 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at The Art League’s second annual Art on Tap event.

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