Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Degas: A Passion for Perfection showcases prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze are on view. The exhibition focuses on the most prominent and recurring themes throughout Degas’ 60-year career. These include his interest in learning from the art of the past and from that of his contemporaries, a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and his strong interest in opera and dance.

Jane Munro, Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Timothy J. Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator at the Denver Art Museum

The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition. Degas: A Passion for Perfection is presented and organized in association with the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, England

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