Tag Archives: M. Melissa Wolfe

New on View: John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Charlotte Cram

In Portrait of Charlotte Cram, artist John Singer Sargent captured a true moment of childhood: a 7-year-old just trying to sit still. Melissa Wolfe, curator for American art, explains why the new acquisition is so important for the Museum’s collection.       Image Caption: John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925; “Portrait of Charlotte Cram”, 1900; oil… Read More »

New on View: Horace Pippin’s Sunday Morning Breakfast

We have exciting news! Sunday Morning Breakfast, a 1943 oil on fabric painting by esteemed African-American artist Horace Pippin, is installed and on view in Gallery 337. The newly acquired painting marries abstract design with an evocative, simple narrative in a scene drawn from the artist’s childhood memories and is one of the finest examples of the… Read More »