The Archive


The first major retrospective exhibition in fifty years of the work of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) will be on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 11, 1988 through January 8, 1989.

Degas will include paintings, pastels, drawings, monotypes, prints, photographs, and sculpture representing every aspect of the career of one of the most versatile artists of the nineteenth century.

Degas’s lively depictions of the racetrack scenes and jockeys, his ballet pictures, and his series of laundresses, milliners, brothel scenes, landscapes, and bathers will all be
represented. The exhibition, which will inaugurate The Metropolitan Museum’s newly constructed Tisch Galleries for special exhibitions, opened at the Grand Palais in Paris (February 9 – May 16, 1988) and then traveled to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (June 16- August 28, 1988)