The Houston Vanderbilt Club is hosting an evening at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts with Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, as he explores Degas: A New Vision on Thursday evening, October 27, at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
On view through January 16, the exhibit offers the most significant international survey in nearly 30 years of the work of Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834–1917). The reputation of this celebrated French artist has often focused on his ballet imagery, and yet Degas’s rich, complex, and abundant oeuvre spans the entire second half of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th.
The exhibit features more than 200 works of art and spans Degas’s 50-year career as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and photographer, revealing his evolution as a towering figure of modern art and unparalleled observer of everyday life.
Edgar Degas. The Dance Class, oil on canvas, ca. 1873, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Corcoran Collection.