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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ISRAEL; THE SCULPTURE OF EDGAR DEGAS | 6 MARCH 2010 – 26 JUNE 2010

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is hosting an exceptional exhibition, a presentation of the complete collection of bronze sculptures by the great French artist Edgar Degas, assembled for a traveling exhibition throughout the world, and for the first time ever in Israel. It is no less exceptional for the powerful emotions it evokes.

Horses, dancers, working women, everyday scenes are all worthy subjects of observation for this great Impressionist master; they are all potential vehicles with which to articulate his unique ability to capture movement and imprint it in matter. For us, the viewers, it is a golden opportunity to become closely acquainted with the dancers’ strained exercises or the puffs of galloping horses.

This exhibition of Degas sculptures attests once again to Israel’s deep connection with French artists. The museum’s permanent collection attests to it, and its temporary exhibitions are also a constant reminder of that bond. Therefore, we would like to extend our gratitude to the museum and its director, Professor Mordechai Omer, who has granted us yet another opportunity to celebrate France’s long and precious cultural relationship with Israel. Artists, cultural institutions, collectors, and viewers alike will benefit from the exhibition. We are proud to contribute our part in offering this most pleasing of exhibits.

Information for Visitors

Location: 27, Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Opening Hours: Monday, Wed 10.00 – 16.00, Tuesday, Thursday 10.00 – 22.00, Friday 10.00 – 14.00, Saturday 10.00 – 16.00.
Web: www.tamuseum.org.il

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