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Published on September 29, 2023

This exhibition examines the close and sometimes tumultuous relationship between Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Born only two years apart, Manet and Degas were friends, rivals, and, at times, antagonists who worked to define modern painting in France. By examining their careers in parallel and presenting their work side by side, this exhibition investigates how their artistic objectives and approaches both overlapped and diverged.

Through more than 150 paintings and works on paper, Manet/Degas takes a fresh look at the interactions of these two artists in the context of the family relationships, friendships, and intellectual circles that influenced their artistic and professional choices, deepening our understanding of a key moment in nineteenth-century French painting.

The exhibition takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 from September 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

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