‘Madame X’ discussion at the Crocker Sept. 24

On Saturday, Sept. 24, author Deborah Davis will take to the stage to discuss on of the most infamous portraits in American art history, “Madame X” by John Singer Sargent.

“Strapless” author Deborah Davis will take the stage at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento to talk about the mysterious woman who posed for Singer Sargent’s most infamous portrait. Filled with scandal and beauty, this is a tantalizing tale not to be missed.

DEBORAH DAVIS, author of “Strapless” will discuss artist John Singer Sargent’s controversial portrait,  ‘Madame X’ at the Crocker Art Museum on Sept. 24. / Photo courtesy, Crocker Art Museum

DEBORAH DAVIS, author of “Strapless” will discuss artist John Singer Sargent’s controversial portrait, ‘Madame X’ at the Crocker Art Museum on Sept. 24. / Photo courtesy, Crocker Art Museum

Since 1998 “One Book” projects have connected people through literature by encouraging an entire community to read one book and share the experience through public readings and discussions. The Crocker is expanding this idea by adding art to the mix by presenting “One Book/Many Perspectives.”

Admission to this event is $10 for museum members, $20 for nonmembers. To order tickets online, visit www.crockerartmuseum.org and click on “Buy Tickets.” Or simply call the museum at (916) 808-1182.

PORTRAIT OF MADAME X. 1884, oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent. This controversial work will be discussed at the Crocker Art Museum on Sept. 24. / Image Public Domain

PORTRAIT OF MADAME X. 1884, oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent. This controversial work will be discussed at the Crocker Art Museum on Sept. 24. / Image Public Domain