https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brooks-family-art-collection-tickets-401362033647?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library
111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155
Art, Date Idea, Good for Groups, Meetup, Photoworthy
Learn about the impressive art collection of Medford's Brooks family in the nineteenth century.
About this event
Join Doug Carr, an architect and student of art and history, as he presents a variety of art works collected by generations of Brooks Family members, whose ranks include the Saltonstalls and the family of John Quincy Adams. The Brooks collection contains works by John Singer Sargent, John LaFarge, Claude Monet, and sculptor Cyrus Dallin, among others. Over the years some of the pieces have been donated to nearby institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Peabody Essex Museum, for the public to enjoy. The talk will also include the story of buildings developed in Chicago by brothers Shepherd and Peter Chardon Brooks, which are among the treasured historic skyscrapers of that city.
Above: Lighthouse Walk at Biarritz by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863–1923), 1906
Peter Chardon Brooks Memorial Collection; Gift of Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall,
Museum of Fine Arts Boston.