John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo
March 1 – August 2, 1992
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.
Overview: A focus exhibition of John Singer Sargent's monumental 8-by-11-foot El Jaleo depicted a flamenco dancer in a theatrical setting. El Jaleo was on loan for the first time from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. 7 related paintings, 40 drawings and watercolors, and 2 books on the Spanish dance theme were also included, on loan from public and private collections.
A special program consisting of lectures, flamenco demonstrations, and screenings of various film versions of Carmen was presented the weekend of March 28-29.
Organization: Mary Crawford Volk was the guest curator for the exhibition, and Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., curator of American and British painting, was the curator for the National Gallery.
Sponsor: The conservation and exhibition of El Jaleo were made possible by grants from NYNEX Foundation and New England Telephone.
Catalog: John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo, by Mary Crawford Volk with Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., Warren Adelson, and Elizabeth Oustinoff. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1992.
Brochure: John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo, by Lorraine Karafel. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1992.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, September 10–November 22, 1992