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Happy Birthday, Degas!

July 19, 2011

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Ballet Rehearsal, 1885–91. Oil on canvas, 14 1/8 x 34 1/2 in. Yale University Art Gallery. Gift of Duncan Phillips, B.A. 1908.

Edgar Degas was born 177 years ago today. This fall, the Phillips celebrates this great master’s work in Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint, on view October 1, 2011 through January 8, 2012.

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