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John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo
March 1 – August 2, 1992
East Building, Mezzanine, Northwest

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.

Attendance: 229,503

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.

Other Venues: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, September 10–November 22, 1992

Image: Installation view of John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives