Cincinnati Wing Pre-Civil War Galleries Re-Open Aug. 1 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 27, 2015)
More Eastern treasures in Eden Park: Masterpieces of Japanese Art extended through Jan. 3 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 23, 2015)
New special feature Unknown Elements ignites the imagination (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 20, 2015)
Visitors can watch Cincinnati Art Museum conservator restore bronze sculpture, starting July 7 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, June 25, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Update (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, June 3, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum announces new permanent gallery: The Nancy and David Wolf Gallery (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, June 1, 2015)
May 07, 2014 - 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
An Exquisite Likeness: Copley’s Portrait of Mary Clarke with Carrie Rebora Barratt, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Please join us to celebrate the recent acquisition of John Singleton Copley’s portrait of Mary Clarke by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Ohio.
This lecture will place this exquisite, small portrait in the context of the artist’s career. Focusing especially on his portraits of women and his portraits in miniature, Dr. Carrie Rebora Barratt will reveal Copley’s special gifts for portraying Colonial women according to British fashion and contemporary high style taste.
Reservations required. FREE to Art Museum and NSCDA Ohio Members. $10 for the general public; $5 for students.
Image credit: John Singleton Copley, Mary Clarke (Mrs. Samuel Barrett), Circa 1765-70, oil on copper, Lent by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of Ohio, L13.2013.
The portrait is currently on view in Gallery 218, the NSCDA OHIO Colonial and Federal Gallery.