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Phillips: Putting its best feet forward with Degas
Phillips: Putting its best feet forward with Degas

When museum founder Duncan Phillips bought Edgar Degas' painting "Dancers at the Barre" in 1944, he knew that it would be one of the most important paintings at the Phillips Collection. That's why it's an apt bit of curatorial choreography to have that painting as the focus for the exhibit "Degas: Dancers at the Barre — Point and Counterpoint." Comprised of paintings, sculptures and works on paper from various museums and private collections, this exhibit gives you a chance to see Degas working variations on a theme. Just as dancers are constantly stretching their muscles and trying out different positions in rehearsal, Degas spent decades exploring...

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