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Misty Copeland, Harper’s Bazaar, and NYC Dance Project recreated stunning works by Edgar Degas in advance of our exhibition Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, opening March 26.  

[All photographs by Ken Browar & Deborah Ory. Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty | MoMA

Last chance! Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty closes July 24! The New York Times calls it a “thrillingly intimate” look at “the modern Degas you haven’t seen.”

[Installation view of Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (March 26-July 24, 2016). Photo by Martin Seck. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

(via Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty | MoMA)

Event Update!

At 8pm, an announcement was made that most of the art pieces were slowly being recovered. The culprit had been caught, but no formal announcement had been made as Headmaster Dumbledore believed it to be wiser to deal with the situation in private. Hogwarts, however, quickly began investigating and most are now under the assumption that it was Amycus Carrow as he was seen entering the headmaster’s office and no one had seen him leave. 

As art pieces were slowly returned to the Great Hall, many students found it incredibly important to see their artwork with their own eyes to ensure its safety. It was in the corner of the room that one student uncovered a list of where the art had been located. It read:

  1. Ballet slipper sculpture - Mary Macdonald - Slytherin dormitories, stuffed with unsmoked cigarettes
  2. Sculpture - Mary Macdonald - Owlery, stained from owl droppings in need of stronger spell
  3. Photograph 1 - Andromeda Black - Boy’s lavatory fourth floor, undamaged
  4. Photograph 2 - Andromeda Black - Stairwell third floor, tear on upper corner
  5. Photograph 3 - Andromeda Black - Headmaster’s Office
  6. Photograph 4 - Andromeda Black - not found
  7. Pottery - Rita Skeeter - Kitchen, disguised by filling with spoons, minor scratches
  8. Artwork - Lucy Karoonda - Greenhouse, major damage to coloration
  9. Painting - Marlene McKinnon - woods, ripped down the middle unable to repair
  10. Painting - Marlene McKinnon - not found

It was then passed around the student body while everyone attempted to figure out where the rest of the missing pieces were. Some of the students who were previously taken in for questioning were suddenly harassed by the student body, falsely accused of either helping Amycus or being the actual culprit. The castle seemed to explode into chaos. The headmaster’s assumption that keeping Amycus’s name underwraps would keep the student body calm had ultimately failed.
The Modern Degas You Haven’t Seen
Nearly 100 years after the revered artist’s death, he’s getting his first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art — focusing on experimental works on paper.
By Roberta Smith

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, featuring approximately 120 monotypes along with some 60 paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints, opens tomorrow! Read The New York Times’s review of the exhibition, which they say “makes the past feel alive.“

Announcing Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty an exhibition focusing on the artist’s rarely seen monotypes and their impact on his wider practice, on view March 26 through July 24, 2016. The first exhibition in the U.S. in nearly 50 years to examine these radical, innovative works—and MoMA’s first monographic exhibition of the artist—Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty will feature approximately 130 monotypes along with some 50 related works, including paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints. 

[Hilaire‑Germain‑Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Singer (Chanteuse de café-concert). 1875-1880. Pastel over monotype on paper. Plate: 6 ¼ × 4 ½" (15.9 × 11.4 cm). Gift, Miss Martha Elizabeth Dick Estate. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania]