Tour: Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 10am-noon-FULL*
From 10-10:45am, prior to the tour, we will meet at Mad Beans across from the main entrance to the Hamilton Building for coffee and pastries (provided by FOPAS). Timothy will give a brief overview of the show at Mad Beans prior to entering the exhibition at 11 am.

Friday, February 9, 2018 from Noon-1pm
Meet outside the Degas exhibit, Hamilton Building, Level 2

Open to FOPAS members ONLY. Tour is strictly limited to 40 members.
Reservations are required and the special exhibit fee, $ 14.00 per person, must be paid. NOTE that there can be no refunds if you have to cancel.

Click here to make your reservation for the tour and pay the special exhibit fee.

Additionally, members can also call the DAM reservation line to purchase their tickets as well (it’s nice to have options!). 720-913-0130

Join Timothy Standring for a sneak peek tour of Degas: A Passion for Perfection, which showcases more than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze by the prolific French artist Edgar Degas. The exhibition will focus on the most prominent and recurring themes throughout Degas’s 60-year career which include his interest in learning from the art of the past and from that of his contemporaries, a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and his strong interest in opera and dance.

Well-known masterpieces will be on view, and the exhibition also will dive deeper into Degas’s obsession with repetition of subjects throughout his entire artistic journey. Visitors will see his transformation from a portraitist and painter of historical subjects to one interested in the contemporary life of late-nineteenth-century Paris. By experimenting constantly throughout his career, he developed techniques that allowed him to capture modern subject matter through sharp and precise lighting, such as cafe concerts, street scenes with new electric lighting, sporting events, and theatrical settings. He considered his work in all media a constant continuum. Works by J.A.D. Ingres, Eugene Delacroix, and Paul Cezanne also will be shown, adding depth to the exhibition s narrative.

Denver Art Museum