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For this painting, artist Thomas Eakins asked his model, the singer Weda Cook, to repeat the same phrase from a Mendelssohn composition over and over again to make sure he captured the position of her mouth and throat just right. Families can discover this and other “Musical Masterpieces” in our galleries at this Sunday’s Pay What You Wish Family Festival. Drop in for a Family Tour, performances by Curtis Institute of Music, and build a musical instrument of your own to take home.

The Concert Singer,” 1890–92, by Thomas Eakins