27 2021

Edgar Degas: The Beautiful and Ugly Sides of the Painter

6:45PM - 7:45PM  

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x15

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Degas was one of the most important figures in the artistic vanguard of the nineteenth century.  He painted not only ballet dancers, but other elegant topics such as racehorses. He was also interested in genre scenes, working women, portraits, and landscapes.  As his family’s banking wealth soured, Degas blamed his misfortunes on Jewish bankers.  The Dreyfus affair divided France and Degas rejected his dearest Jewish friends, who were like family. 

J Carol Salus, PhD, from Ohio State University.  She taught throughout her career at Kent State University

She's published in Jewish Art and had funding to interview at new Jewish Museum, Munich. Also published on Memorial to the Murdered European Jews, Berlin after interviews with the archivist in Berlin and the architect, Peter Eisenman in Manhattan.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series.