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National Gallery of Art West, Degas/Cassatt Exhibit

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/16/2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location
National Gallery of Art, West Building


Wednesday, July 16

 

We will depart Alexandria by carpool or taxi at 10:30 a.m., have lunch at the gallery, and depart 2:30 p.m.

RSVP to the AHA office by July 10.

About the Exhibition

Edgar Degas’s (1834–1917) influence on fellow impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) is widely known, but her role in shaping his work and introducing him to American audiences is fully examined for the first time in Degas/Cassatt. On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington—the sole venue worldwide—from May 11 through October 5, 2014, the exhibition includes some 70 works in a variety of media. Groundbreaking technical analysis is presented by conservators and scientists who examined key works by both artists.

The Gallery is exceptionally rich in holdings by both artists, with one of the finest collections of works by Cassatt in existence, totaling 119, and the third largest collection of works by Degas in the world, totaling 158.