Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
06:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, c. 1873, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection).
Presented by Jodi Hauptman, senior curator, department of drawings and prints, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and organizing curator of the MoMA exhibition “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty”
An artist of restless imagination and relentless invention, Edgar Degas was fascinated by materials and techniques and possessed a keen sense of his subjects. His experimental spirit is vividly on display in his approach to monotype, a medium that typically results in a single print. In this talk held in conjunction with the exhibition Degas: A New Vision, Jodi Hauptman shows that Degas is at his most modern in his monotypes, which capture the spirit of urban life, depict the body in daring ways, and boldly engage the possibilities of abstraction.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- Drop in! This event is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Directions & Parking
- Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005
Special Offers / Dining
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