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The Fitzwilliam Museum will commemorate the centenary of Edgar Degas's (1834-1917) death with an exhibition that will bring into focus its holdings of works by the artist. Consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, counterproofs and sculpture in bronze and wax, the Fitzwilliam's collection is the most extensive and representative in the UK. The exhibition will highlight many of the themes most prominent in Degas's work as well as his artistic legacy.
The Museum’s collections will be complemented by an outstanding group of over fifty loans from private and public collections throughout Europe and the United States, several of which will be on public display for the first time. These include a group of paintings and drawings once belonging to the economist John Maynard Keynes.
Before the exhibition opens to the public (3 Oct 2017 – 14 Jan 2018), Friends are invited to a special evening where Jane Munro, Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints and curator of the exhibition, will give a presentation on this commemorative exhibition and Friends can enjoy exclusive access to the exhibition.
18.00 Doors open at the Courtyard entrance
18.20 Curatorial talk
18.45 Exhibition opens
20.00 Event ends