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The unveiling of painter John Singer Sargent's unsung muse

Clip: 04/10/2020 | 5m 29s

When John Singer Sargent was commissioned to paint a series of gods and goddesses at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, he turned for inspiration to Thomas McKeller, a young black model. Little has been known about the pair’s relationship -- until now. Special correspondent Jared Bowen shares Boston's Apollo, an exhibition that was showing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum before the pandemic.

Aired: 04/10/20

Rating: NR

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