Degas’s Escape: Affirming while Obliterating His Marks on Paper and Canvas

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    Edgar Hilaire Degas (French, 1834–1917). 'Dance Examination (Examen …


Degas’s Escape: Affirming while Obliterating His Marks on Paper and Canvas


Monday Apr 17 06:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre

About the Lecture:

Speaker: Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Denver Art Museum

Read an in-depth interview with Dr. Standring on the museum blog.

Edgar Degas’s works defy categorization. Being neither a Realist nor an Impressionist, but a hybrid of sorts, he worked fearlessly, passionately, and determinedly in a vast array of media, from etchings and monotypes, to pastels and photography. Timothy Standring’s anecdote-filled talk—based on research undertaken in museums and libraries across Europe and North America—is the perfect introduction to this late 19th-century French artist. This year marks the centenary of his Degas’s death, which is being celebrated with exhibitions worldwide.

Guests are invited to a post-lecture reception in Luce Courtyard with light pūpū and beverages.


Timothy J. Standring joined the Denver Art Museum in 1989, and since then has led a significant initiative to make art and art history accessible to a broader public and has served the museum in many capacities. He has curated more than 13 exhibitions at the museum and his many published articles reflect interests that include 17th-century Roman patrons, van Gogh’s drawings, and the works of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.

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