Subseries . "Degas and the Dance." February 12, 2003 - May 11, 2003


Scope and Content Note

"Degas and the Dance" was a magnificent exhibition of over 140 works that opened on February 12, 2003 at the PMA. The exhibition, which made its debut at The Detroit Institute of Arts, featured Degas's investigation of the dance world through his art. Curated by Joseph Rishel the Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting at PMA, Richard Kendall, an independent curator, and Jill deVonyar, Associate Curator of Reader's Digest Association, the exhibition documented Degas's study of ballet and dance which spanned over forty years. The records contain loan files and administrative files. The bulk of the files date from 2000 to 2003.