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Lectures
Public Symposia
Edgar Degas (1834–1917): A Centenary Tribute

September 22
10:30 to 5:00
East Building Auditorium

10:30
Introduction
Mary Morton, curator and head, department of French paintings, National Gallery of Art

10:45–11:30
Keynote Address
Edgar Degas: Man of Science

Richard Kendall, independent art historian and curator

11:30–11:50
Exploring Degas’s Process in "Ballet Scene," a Late Pastel on Tracing Paper
Michelle Facini, conservator of paper, National Gallery of Art, and Kathryn A. Dooley, research scientist, scientific research department, National Gallery of Art

11:50–noon BREAK

Noon–12:45
An Interview with Degas
Anne Pingeot, curator emerita, Musée d'Orsay

12:45–2:00 BREAK

2:00–2:20
Drawing on Plate and Stone: Degas and Printmaking
Kimberly Schenck, senior conservator and head of paper conservation, National Gallery of Art

2:20–2:40
Pastels in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow
Harriet Stratis, former research conservator, Art Institute of Chicago

2:40–3:00
Issues of Finish and Process in the Paintings of Degas
Ann Hoenigswald, senior conservator of paintings, National Gallery of Art

3:00–3:15 BREAK

3:15–3:35
Authorship and Evidence: Degas's Sculpture and Art History Today
Patricia Failing, professor emerita of art history, University of Washington, Seattle 

3:35–3:55
Degas’s Sculpture: An Inside Look
Shelley Sturman, senior conservator and head of object conservation, National Gallery of Art, and Daphne Barbour, senior conservator of objects, National Gallery of Art

3:55–4:30
Discussion

A book signing of Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History, Volume 3, Degas follows.

Edgar Degas, Ballet Scene (detail), c. 1907, pastel on greenish transparent tracing paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

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