Dancing with Degas

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An evening of art and ballet presented by the Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series. 

Step into Edgar Degas's Paris with an evening of art and ballet. Begin your night with French-inspired dishes in the cafe, enjoy a special viewing of Ballet Dancers on the Stage by Degas, watch Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet perform the most celebrated pieces of the mid-19th century, and find out more about the DMA's works by Edgar Degas with Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Curator Line Clausen Pedersen. 



DMA Cafe
5:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Start your evening with drink specials and classic French dishes in the DMA Cafe. 

Art Activity: Sketching in the Galleries
6:00–6:45 p.m., European Galleries, Level 2
Sketch figure studies with a ballerina from Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, and enjoy a special viewing of Ballet Dancers on the Stage by Edgar Degas. A local artist will be on hand to share sketching techniques with you.  

Performance: 19th-Century Ballet
7:00–7:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Enjoy short selections from the most popular and technically demanding ballets of Degas's time, performed by Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet. 

Talk: Degas at the DMA
7:30–8:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Curator Line Clausen Pedersen will discuss the paintings and pastels by Edgar Degas owned by the DMA, which, while different in motif and material, offer fascinating insights into Degas's studio practice, a place of playful experimentation and great surprises.