Docent Lecture: Degas, the Reluctant Impressionist, by Rita Dunlay

Painting of musicians

Edgar Degas, Musicians in the Orchestra (Portrait of Desire Dihau), ca. 1870. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1952.69

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Florence Gould Theater

Edgar Degas, although an active participant in seven of the eight Impressionist group exhibitions, didn't consider himself an Impressionist. His lifelong interest in line and the figure set him on a fundamentally different path. This talk looks at his innovative use of both elements throughout his career.

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