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The Resource Boston's Apollo : Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, edited by Nathaniel Silver ; with contributions by Trevor Fairbrother [and seven others]

Boston's Apollo : Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, edited by Nathaniel Silver ; with contributions by Trevor Fairbrother [and seven others]

Label
Boston's Apollo : Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent
Title
Boston's Apollo
Title remainder
Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nathaniel Silver ; with contributions by Trevor Fairbrother [and seven others]
Title variation
Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent
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Artist
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Editor
Host institution
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890-1962), 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. Sargent then gave the preparatory drawings of McKeller to Isabella Stewart Gardner, ensuring their preservation in perpetuity. Displayed together for the first time, the drawings provide a window into the metamorphoses of race, gender, and identity, and attest to a relationship between two men, artist and model, at a time of intense social upheaval. This exhibition brings together Sargent's drawings and related historical materials to tell the story of McKeller's life. His central importance in Sargent's major artistic commissions in the Boston area considers critical questions of race, class, and sexuality--as relevant today as they were in Gilded Age Boston."
Assigning source
--publisher's website, accessed 20200227
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YUS
Date of event
February 13-May 17, 2020,
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
  • NC139.S27
  • N6537.S32
LC item number
  • A4 2020
  • A4 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Other event information
"Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent" :
Place of event
the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1856-1925
  • 1856-1925
  • 1952-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Silver, Nathaniel E.
  • Fisher, Paul
  • Greene, Nikki A.
  • O'Grady, Lorraine
  • Hirschler, Erica E.
  • Fairbrother, Trevor J.
  • Riley, Casey
  • Tóibín, Colm
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • McKeller,Thomas Eugene
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • McKeller, Thomas
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Artists' models
  • African American men in art
  • Nude in art
  • Human figure in art
  • Mural painting and decoration, American
  • African American men in art
  • Artists' models
  • Human figure in art
  • Mural painting and decoration, American
  • Nude in art
  • Aktdarstellung
  • Kunst
  • Modell
  • Massachusetts
  • Boston, Mass
Target audience
specialized
Label
Boston's Apollo : Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, edited by Nathaniel Silver ; with contributions by Trevor Fairbrother [and seven others]
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Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, February 13-May 17, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Thomas McKeller, John Singer Sargent, and Isabella Stewart Gardner : an introduction / Nathaniel Silver -- "Atlas, with the world on his shoulders, this was my body" : Thomas McKeller and his work with John Singer Sargent / Paul Fisher -- Thomas McKeller sous rapture : John Singer Sargent's erasure of a Black male model / Nikki A. Greene -- Notes on living a translated life / Lorraine O'Grady -- John Singer Sargent : academician / Erica E. Hirshler -- Secrets & sensuality : the private lives of John Singer Sargent and Henry James / Colm Tóibín -- 1986 / Trevor Fairbrother -- To make a case : Isabella Stewart Gardner's archival installations at Fenway Court / Casey Riley
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780300249866
Lccn
2019952309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1137756206
  • (OCoLC)on1137756206
Label
Boston's Apollo : Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, edited by Nathaniel Silver ; with contributions by Trevor Fairbrother [and seven others]
Publication
Distribution
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, February 13-May 17, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Thomas McKeller, John Singer Sargent, and Isabella Stewart Gardner : an introduction / Nathaniel Silver -- "Atlas, with the world on his shoulders, this was my body" : Thomas McKeller and his work with John Singer Sargent / Paul Fisher -- Thomas McKeller sous rapture : John Singer Sargent's erasure of a Black male model / Nikki A. Greene -- Notes on living a translated life / Lorraine O'Grady -- John Singer Sargent : academician / Erica E. Hirshler -- Secrets & sensuality : the private lives of John Singer Sargent and Henry James / Colm Tóibín -- 1986 / Trevor Fairbrother -- To make a case : Isabella Stewart Gardner's archival installations at Fenway Court / Casey Riley
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780300249866
Lccn
2019952309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1137756206
  • (OCoLC)on1137756206

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