My Favorite Object: Michael Dumas

November 13, 2013
John Singer Sargent, The Breakfast Table, 1883–84, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

In this series, Index asks our colleagues “What is your favorite work of art in our collections and why?” This is a tall order, given that we have about 250,000 works in our collections. At a recent weekly coffee hour, our intrepid reporters posed the challenging question to unsuspecting staff. Click here to see other responses in this series.


Michael Dumas, Assistant to the Chief Curator

“Oh, my God, there are so many, I don’t even know how to narrow it down. The Breakfast Table.”


“It was one of the first Sargents that I ever saw in person. I think it’s a captivating piece.”