Viewfinder: Edgar Degas' Photographic Vision

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Lightner Museum

This fascinating talk will explore the impact of photography on the Impressionists, as part of the Lightner Museum's special exhibition, "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist."

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75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
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  • The Lightner Museum will host a fascinating discussion of the impact of photography on Impressionist painters in conjunction with the Museum's special exhibition, "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist." The talk will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Lightner Museum.

    Flagler College art history professor Chris Balaschak will explore how the brand new technology of photography brought with it new possibilities for Impressionist painters, including Edgar Degas and his circle of friends.

    “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist,” a special exhibition that offers a rare look at over 100 original works on paper by Edgar Degas and his circle of friends, will be held at the Lightner Museum from April 12 through June 16, 2019.

    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.

    Admission: Tickets for this Viewfinder Talk are $10.00 per person ($5.00 for Museum members). Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    When: Wednesday June 12, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

    Where: The Lightner Museum is located at 75 King Street in the historic district of St. Augustine.

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