From Saturday 22nd May to Sunday 3rd October 2021, Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire is hosting a prestigious exhibition of a group of works by the renowned artist John Singer Sargent and his contemporaries, Augustus Edwin John, Gwen John and Philip Wilson Steer. The paintings, generously gifted to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, are on loan to Broadway Museum.  The exhibition entitled ‘An Artist’s Legacy, Sargent, his Sister and their Friends’ will also feature works by John Singer Sargent’s sister, Emily Sargent which come from another donor.

This is the very first time that this collection of paintings, coming together from two individual gifts made to the Ashmolean Museum, both the John Singer Sargent and those of his sister Emily, have ever been shown publicly.

John Singer Sargent, (b. 1865) is considered the most successful portrait painter of his time, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolourist.  He was no stranger to the village of Broadway as during the summers of 1885 and 1886, he enjoyed communal life as part of a group known as the ‘Broadway Colony of Artists’.  It was in Broadway that Singer Sargent began the iconic work ‘Carnation Lily, Lily, Rose’ in the grounds of Farnham House which he completed the following year at Russell House, in Broadway (the painting now hangs in the Tate Gallery).

Opening hours for the exhibition are 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30).  Ticket costs, which cover the Museum and this special exhibition are adults £5.00, families (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10, children 5-16 £2.00 and children under 5 free.

When visitors sign up to Gift aid, supporting the Museum to an additional 25% of the ticket price, they receive a special card giving them entry to the Museum for the following 12 months, free of charge.  For further information and a list of other visitor events, please go to: https://broadwaymuseum.org.uk/