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National Gallery of Art: Inside Look: Degas's

National Gallery of Art: Inside Look: Degas's "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen"

In a discussion at the National Gallery of Art, senior NGA staff take audiences inside the extraordinary life of Degas's sculpture through the story of its creation and its reception in the art world. This event is NOT at the Kennedy Center.

  • Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:00 PM
  • Other Venue
  • Approx. 90 minutes
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This event does NOT take place at the Kennedy Center

Inside Look: Degas's "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen"
West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565

The most famous sculpture created by Degas, "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" was a bit of an experiment for the artist in terms of scale, materials, and his willingness to exhibit a sculpture at all. Daphne Barbour, senior conservator, department of object conservation; Alison Luchs, curator of early European sculpture; and Shelley Sturman, senior conservator and head, department of object conservation, take us inside the extraordinary life of this sculpture through the story of its creation and its reception in the art world.

Event Timing:  Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

NOTE: This is a FREE event and no tickets are required.

RELATED EVENT:
Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art
Degas's Little Dancer
October 5, 2014–January 11, 2015
The sculpture "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" will be presented with ten additional works from the Gallery's collection, including the monumental pastel Ballet Scene (c. 1907), monotypes, and smaller original statuettes by Degas that are related to "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen." The exhibition also includes the oil painting The Dance Class (c. 1873) from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

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