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Degas: The Dancers

November 22, 1984 – March 10, 1985
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, Pod I (7,000 sq. ft.)

Edgar Degas, Four Dancers, c. 1899, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.122

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 58 paintings, drawings, monotypes, and sculptures, created between 1870 and 1910, were assembled by guest curator George Shackelford, a former Finley fellow, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Degas.

Organization: Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 358,111

Catalog: Degas: The Dancers, by George T.M. Shackelford. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1984.

Degas, Edgar
French, 1834 - 1917

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"Four Dancers," c. 1899, Edgar Degas
Video, Released: November 1, 2011, (2:18 minutes)