Cocktails with a Curator: Whistler's 'Mrs. Frances Leyland'

June 12, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” join Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, as he explores “Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland” by James McNeill Whistler. Delve into the tumultuous history of Whistler’s relationship with Frederick Richards Leyland, the shipping magnate who commissioned the painting, as well as the painter’s affinity for Japanese culture. This week’s complementary cocktail is a Sake Highball on the rocks.

Cocktail Recipe

Sake Highball
sake (of your choice)
club soda (as much/little as needed)
lots of ice

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Mocktail Recipe

plum juice
cut orange, lemon and apple (sangria style)
mint leaves
sugar (as needed)




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