Three generations of MAG’s founding family, the Watsons, have
enriched the Gallery’s collections with art, ancient to modern. From
Emily and James Sibley Watson came the most diverse group of objects,
reflecting the encyclopedic nature of their tastes. Their son and his
wife, James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Hildegarde Lasell Watson, built a
collection of contemporary works by artists including E. E. Cummings,
Gaston Lachaise and William Gropper--all of whom were featured in the
avant-garde magazine, The Dial, in the 1920s. More recently, Michael
Watson and his wife, Nicoleta, shepherded the family collection and gave
a number of important pieces to MAG.
Don’t miss this exhibition that pays tribute to a remarkable family legacy.
Offered in conjunction with the MAG Centennial.
Pictured: E. E. Cummings, James Sibley Watson Jr.
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