Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor
The Norton Simon Museum presents "Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor," an illuminating exhibition that explores the compulsive nature of Edgar Degas’s artistic practice. Focusing on the Museum’s collection of modèles, the first and only set of bronzes cast from the artist’s original wax and clay statuettes, "Taking Shape" considers the affinities among sculpting, painting and drawing in Degas’s oeuvre. By presenting the modèle bronzes alongside related compositions from the Norton Simon’s renowned collection, this expansive body of Degas’s works celebrates the artist’s boundless enthusiasm for creation, and the act of making as an end in itself.
November 10, 2017–April 9, 2018
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
About the sponsor:
The Norton Simon Museum is known as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. On view are seven centuries of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The Museum also houses a collection of Asian art from India and Southeast Asia spanning a period of 2000 years.