Degas’ Little Dancer: The Earlier Version that Helped Spark the Birth of Modern Art

Discover how Degas’ Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen influenced avant-garde painters such as Manet, Whistler, Sargent, and Seurat and echoed across the work of 20th-century artists. Gregory Hedberg, a paintings curator at Mia in the 1970s, will reveal the mysteries surrounding Degas’ famous wax sculpture and how a newly discovered plaster records the artist’s first version.

Gregory Hedberg, PhD, worked at the Frick Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, and Mia before founding the New York Academy of Art. He is a scholar and an expert in European art at Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

$10; $5 My Mia members, free for Paintings and Decorative Arts, Textiles and Sculpture Affinity Groups members. Click here to purchase tickets online.