Occurs every Saturday through May 19, 2018, except April 28, 2018 and May 5, 2018. Next Occurs on
Hamilton Building - Lower Level DenverCO
Ticketed with member discount
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Degas: An Artistic Journey 

Spring Course 2018

Delve into the world of Edgar Degas in this four-part course that will explore the influences, evolution, and independence of the iconic artist. Participants will learn about his complex approach to contemporary themes, his masterful experimentation across mediums and techniques, and the strong dualities of his personality and style of working.

$75 members/$85 nonmembers for full four-session course. Single session tickets will go on sale April 2, pending availability ($20 members/$23 nonmembers per single session).

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  • Saturdays, April 21 & May 12, 19, 2018
  • 2:30–4 pm

(Please note: The course is held in Sharp Auditorium. Tickets to the exhibition are sold separately.)


APRIL 21 Curator's Overview of Degas: A Passion for Perfection

With wit and charm, Dr. Standring’s lecture will address all of the behind-the-scenes activities that a curator performs whilst conceiving, planning and implementing Degas: A Passion for Perfection at the Denver Art Museum. You’ll learn much about the artist, as well as about the team of professionals at the museum who worked over the past five years to bring this exhibition to life. The key to success of its narrative stems from mutual respect, teamwork, diplomacy, and a great sense of humor. After all, our challenge was to present a story that accommodated the fiercely independent artist who defies categorization, Edgar Degas.

Presented by Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting & Sculpture at the DAM.

Purchase single-session tickets for session 2

MAY 12 — Degas' Many Women (Sold out)

Over the course of his artistic career Edgar Degas’ representations of female subjects were as numerous and varied as the media he used to make them. Whether he was painting heroines from Greek mythology, copying Renaissance biblical figures, or making pastels or prints of modern Parisiennes—hat-makers, bourgeoises, laundresses, artists, singers, bathers, or prostitutes—he found an endless source of inspiration in women. Delve into a deeper examination of these alternately empowering and deeply troubling images.

Presented by Giulia Bernardini, art historian.

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MAY 19 — Degas & the Art Market: Collector, Collected

Discover another dimension of Degas with a peek into the world of dealers and collectors who helped promote and sell his work during his lifetime and who played a role in establishing his legacy after his death. Learn about Degas' own passion for collecting and how the thousands of paintings, drawings, and prints he acquired tell the story of his ongoing fascination with and the influences of fellow artists of the period and those who preceded him.

Presented by Molly Medakovich, art historian and DAM teaching specialist.

Purchase single-session tickets for session 4


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