Sargent and Spain: The Development of an Exhibition

Sargent painting of woods
Valdemosa, Majorca Thistles and Herbage on a Hillside by John Singer Sargent

Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee (VASC) Lecture

Virtual event. Email Professor Lisa Lipinski to RSVP: [email protected]

This event is open to the GW community (students, staff and faculty members).




In this lecture, National Gallery of Art curator Sarah Cash will present her past and present work on the artist John Singer Sargent. In particular, she will discuss the evolution of her current exhibition project, Sargent and Spain, which she is developing with fellow Sargent scholars Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray.


Sarah Cash is associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Previously she served as curator of American art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, director of the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and assistant curator at the Amon Carter Museum. She has also held positions at Yale University Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, in addition to previous positions at the National Gallery of Art.


Ms. Cash received a B.A. in art history from Smith College and an M.A. in the history of art from the Williams College Graduate Program. She is a 2014 fellow in the Center for Curatorial Leadership and a graduate of the Museum Management Institute in Berkeley, California. She serves on the national advisory board of Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem, North Carolina.


This lecture is presented by the Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee and the Corcoran Art History Program.