PMA showing “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist” through May 28.

Edgar Degas, Danseuse près de la poêle,


















This is the first comprehensive exhibition at the Museum devoted to the 19th-century French master Edgar Degas and his works on paper. Comprised of more than 70 drawings, prints, pastels, and photographs as well as several sculptures, the exhibition will provide an insightful exploration of the oeuvre of one of the most skilled and complex artists in art history. In addition to masterworks by Degas, the exhibition will include a select group of rare works on paper by artists of his circle, including captivating works by Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. To add even greater depth to the exhibition, generous loans to the Museum from major benefactor Scott M. Black including Degas’ Portrait of Alexis Rouart (1895) and from Les Otten including Degas’ Fourth Position in front on the left leg will be part of the installation. Paintings and drawings by Jane Sutherland, a contemporary New England artist greatly inspired by Degas, will add yet another dimension to the exhibition.