Clark Announces First Exhibition to Explore Picasso’s Response to Degas

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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- Throughout his life Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was fascinated with the life and work of Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Picasso collected the Impressionist’s pictures, continually re-interpreted his images, and at the end of his life, created scenes that included depictions of Degas himself. “Picasso Looks at Degas”, a ground-breaking exhibition at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute during the summer of 2010 brings together over one hundred works from international museums and private collections. The exhibition is the first to explore Picasso’s direct response to Degas’s work and includes never-before-exhibited archival material that sheds new light on his relationship with the ballet. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for the exhibition which is curated by well-known Picasso expert Elizabeth Cowling and recognized Impressionist scholar Richard Kendall. “Picasso Looks at Degas” is on view at