St. botolph club


A men's club organized in Boston in 1880 to promote art and literature. The group sponsored exhibitions from which they formed a Club collection.In 1888, the Club held the first (anywhere) one-man exhibition of work by John Singer Sargent, which was a huge success. St. Botolph's Club also held Boston's first exhibition of paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet.The Club, located at 199 Commonwealth Avenue, continues its existence with more emphasis on socializing than on art exhibitions.