Watercolors are notoriously difficult – one misguided stroke can ruin the sheet – but some painters, among them Winslow Homer, John La Farge, and John Marin, relished the challenge and created breathtakingly beautiful works on paper. Spend an evening looking at some of the MFA’s finest works in the medium with Cliff Ackley, Department Chair and Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings and co-curator of John Singer Sargent Watercolors.  Afterwards, Roy Perkinson, artist and Head of Paper Conservation Emeritus, will lead a demonstration of the various techniques used to create these brilliant effects.

This is a private event for Print and Drawing Club and Karolik Society members.

Winslow Homer, The Blue Boat, 1892, watercolor over graphite pencil on paper, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 26.764