A Night in Focus: Degas

Saturday, March 24
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening exploring the work of Degas. Interact with the Museum’s staff to learn about Degas’s technique as a sculptor, painter and printmaker through the works on view in Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor as well as in the Museum’s 19th-century galleries. Sketch dancers like Degas did, or work alongside fellow artists to create your own sculptures. End the evening listening to pop-up musical performances in the galleries.

Free with admission.
Limited parking is available at the Museum. View public transportation options here.  
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Schedule of Events

Ask Me!
Explore Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor. Have questions about Degas's sculpting process?  His interest in horses and dancers? Just ask our educators!

Art-Making Activity for Kids: Pipe Cleaner Dancers
Gather inspiration from Degas's dancers and create your own using pipe cleaners and tissue paper.

Art-Making Activity for All Ages: Grid Drawing
Learn how to make a drawing using the grid method, a technique practiced by Degas, while surrounded by 19th century drawings and prints in the galleries. 

Art-Making for All Ages: Sculpting
Mold a sculpture from a live model using materials Degas used to create his statuettes, including modeling clay, wire and wine corks.

Art-Making for All Ages: Drop-in Drawing
Choose from an assortment of drawing materials in the entrance gallery and draw from a live model in the 19th century galleries. 

Music in the Galleries
The galleries come to life with pop-up harp and cello performances inspired by famous ballets and music of Degas's era. 

Garden Café
The Garden Café will be open with a special menu for purchase.


Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor
Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor
Music in the galleries
Music in the galleries
Art-Making for all ages
Art-Making for all ages
Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor
Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor