Degas, Danse, Dessin. A Tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry

Degas, Danse, Dessin. A Tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry

Being one of the most renowned artists who significantly contributed in shaping the history of art in France, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is honored, until February 25th, 2018, at Musée d’Orsay, on the occasion of the centenary of his death.

An exhibition showcasing some of his artworks and calling attention to the essay written by his friend, Paul Valéry (1871-1945), 20 years after his death, has been put on view since November 28th, 2017, offering the viewers a special opportunity to compare numerous parts from the essay with the artist’s diverse works.

Rare documents, drawings, notebooks, and many other pieces will be brought together to provide a clearer image of Degas’ personality and art as well as of his friendship with Valéry.

Leïla Jarbouai and Marine Kisiel, curators Musée d'Orsay

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From November 28th, 2017 until February 25th, 2018

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9:30 am–6 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am–6 pm
Thursday 9:30 am–9:45 pm
Friday 9:30 am–6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am–6 pm
Sunday 9:30 am–6 pm
Monday Closed

Last admission at 5 pm (9 pm on Thursdays)
Closed on May 1st and December 25th


Musée d’Orsay

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur,
75007 Paris, France