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Curator Eliza Rathbone discusses Degas's Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint, on view October 1, 2011 through January 8, 2012.

Edgar Degas (1834--1917) was fascinated by the world of ballet. Bringing together about 30 works from some of the world's finest collections, the exhibition traces ballet in Degas's art from the 1870s to 1900. It is the first exploration of Degas's dancers in Washington, D.C., in over 25 years. The exhibition celebrates the Phillips's Dancers at the Barre as a crowning achievement in the artist's four decade career and presents discoveries from the painting's recent conservation.

The exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection.

Proudly sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Made possible by Pernod Riccard.

The exhibition is supported by a generous gift from Perry and Euretta Rathbone.


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