January 23 - April 29, 2018
Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl, The Duel, ca. 1891, oil on panel. Garry Trudeau.
Masterfully Human surveys the work of Boston School painter and printmaker Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl (1855-1932), the first museum exhibition devoted to this Gilded Age artist. Much admired during his lifetime, the Bavarian-born Gaugengigl commanded high prices for his small cabinet paintings, but he is little known today outside of New England. Gaugengigl’s intimate and evocative depictions of everyday life, often set in revolutionary-era France, convey timeless themes such as honor, friendship, love, and beauty. In addition to his popular genre subjects, the exhibition will present Gaugengigl’s work in landscape, portraiture, illustration, and design.
Organized by the Flagler Museum, Masterfully Human will include more than 80 works of art on loan from major private and public collections from across the United States. To accompany this ground-breaking exhibition, the Flagler Museum will publish an illustrated catalogue, the first book-length publication devoted to Ignaz Gaugengigl.
Guided exhibition tours will be offered Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., beginning January 31. The exhibition and tours are free with Museum admission.
Exhibtion Lecture Series:
Free for Sustaining level Members and above, $10 for Individual and Family Members, $28 for Non-members, includes Museum admission. Space is limited, reservations are required.
Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl
Tracy Kamerer, Chief Curator
3:00 pm, Thursday, February 15
Exhibition curator and catalogue author Tracy Kamerer will discuss the career of Ignaz Gaugengigl in this illustrated lecture, examining his work within the contexts of the etching revival, American art, French history, and Gilded Age taste. An exhibition catalogue signing will follow the lecture.
The Bostonians: Art and Artists in Boston, 1870 - 1930
Dr. Erica E. Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
3:00 pm, Thursday, March 1
Ignaz Gaugengigl, known for both his fine paintings and fine manner, was an important member of Boston’s art circles; this illustrated lecture will explore painting in Boston through the work of William Morris Hunt, John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Edmund Tarbell, and other contributors to the city’s vibrant artistic scene.