Lightner After Hours: Celebrating Degas' Circle
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. at Lightner Museum
The Lightner Museum will host a special Lightner After Hours event, "Celebrating Degas' Circle," on Thursday, April 25, 2019. In addition to the live music, hors d'oeuvres, and wine always offered at these free monthly social events, this month's event, co-hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association, will focus on Edgar Degas and his circle of friends, as part of the Lightner's exhibition, "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist."
While Edgar Degas himself did not usually paint "plein air," his circle of friends certainly did. At this event, local "plein air" painters (the phrase "plein air" is French for "in the open") will be capturing live happenings in the Museum's historic mezzanine, as guests enjoy an evening of cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres, and live music by Ramona.
Admission: The After Hours event is free. Visitors who would like to view the Degas exhibition during this event may purchase a $5.00 admission ticket in the Museum gift shop.
When: The April After Hours event, focusing on Edgar Degas, will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Lightner Museum is located at 75 King Street in St. Augustine, Florida. Guests can enter at the Granada Street entrance (with the blue and white awnings, located across from the Corazon Cinema).
Lightner Museum Special Exhibit "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist"
This exhibit has been assembled from the private collection of curator Robert Flynn Johnson and is touring under the auspices of Landau Traveling Exhibitions with Denenberg Fine Arts. The collection includes more than 50 works by Degas himself, as well as a varied collection of prints, photographs, monotypes, and drawings created by Degas’s friends, including works by Mary Cassatt, Alfred Stevens, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro.
A fully illustrated catalog written by Degas scholar and Curator of the Royal Academy of Art Ann Dumas will accompany the exhibit.