1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing at the Sargent House

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 13 – September 1, during museum hours (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Where: The Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA

Admission: Free for Museum members, $5 for non-members

Gloucester’s historic Sargent House celebrates its 100th anniversary as a museum with “1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing,” an exhibit of works by many of the artists who participated in the original 1919 exhibit which launched the museum. As in 1919, the new exhibition brings together works by John Singer Sargent, Theresa Bernstein, Childe Hassam and others. More than 25 works will be shown, many on loan from Rockport Art Association & Museum, the exhibit’s major contributor.

The centerpiece of the exhibit will be a charcoal drawing by John Singer Sargent of his cousin Charles Sprague Sargent, the botanist who led Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum for more than 50 years, and who founded the Sargent House Museum with Universalist minister Levi Powers and William Sumner Appleton, founder of SPNEA (the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, now Historic New England). John Singer Sargent donated the drawing of his cousin to the Sargent House Museum for the 1919 exhibit.

Opening Day at the Sargent House Museum

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When: Saturday, May 25, 2019, with guided tours from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Gloucester

The Sargent House Museum will open its doors for its 100th season at noon on Saturday, May 25. Originally built in 1782 for writer and women’s rights advocate Judith Sargent Murray, the Sargent House was incorporated into a museum in 1919 by patrons including Charles Sprague Sargent and Universalist minister Rev. Levi Moore Powers. The Sargent House Museum introduces visitors to the 18th century world of its most famous resident, Judith Sargent Murray, while also featuring a small, curated collection of works by her great-great nephew, the artist John Singer Sargent.

Join us for a great season of programming to celebrate the museum’s centennial, and learn more about Judith Sargent Murray’s revolutionary contributions to women’s fight for equality!

The museum offers guided tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and on Saturdays and Sundays between Labor Day and Columbus Day.

18 year old Judith Sargent Murray in a 1769 portrait by John Singleton Copley

Free admission to the Sargent House Museum for Middle Street Walk

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At this year’s Middle Street Walk, be transported in time to the Victorian Era as you view the period-decorated first floor of the Sargent House Museum. Enjoy a scene from Little Women at 10:15 and 10:45, performed by Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop. Purchase decorated wreaths, displays, and holly on sale all day. Hot mulled cider and treats.

FREE and open to the public.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: The Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA

For a full list of events and participants in Middle Street Walk, visit middlestreetwalk.org.

 

Free admission, cider & donuts at the Sargent House Museum for Middle Street Harvest Festival

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Join the Sargent House Museum to celebrate Middle Street Harvest Festival!

Where: The Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Gloucester

When: Saturday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Come in from the cold to enjoy the hospitality of the Sargent House. Enjoy cider and donuts in the 1782 home of Judith Sargent Murray, a pioneering advocate of women’s rights. Explore the first floor of this historic Georgian mansion, preserved with the help of Judith’s great-great nephew, the artist John Singer Sargent. Open to all; FREE admission and treats.