Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Grades K–12

In the exhibition Degas: A Passion for Perfection, students will investigate Degas’ transformation from a portraitist and painter of historical subjects to one interested in the contemporary life of late-nineteenth-century Paris. They will see his well-known masterpieces, and explore how he innovated in different contexts. (Guided tours and youth audio guides will be available.)

Image: Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880. Pastel on paper; 24-1/2 x 18 in. Denver Art Museum; anonymous gift. 1941.6.


  • Feb. 12–Mar. 16 & Apr. 2–May 18, 2018
  • Monday–Friday at 9:45, 10:15 & 11:15 am, one hour


FREE for students; free for chaperones. One chaperone needed for every 10 students. Divide class into groups of 10.