Art on Film | Degas: Passion for Perfection

Mississippi Museum of Art | 308 S Lamar Street, Jackson, MS

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Event in The Art Garden and C-Spire Stage
“Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas
Our final film of the fall Art on Film series examines the art and stories of Edgar Degas in Degas: Passion for Perfection, which journeys Degas work in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, a primary collector of Degas’ work in Britain. This film will show the story of Degas and a rare viewing of his diverse body of work.
“Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.” Degas: Passion for Perfection, Exhibition on Screen
This film will be screened from The Art Garden, so bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and join in this evening event! The film will begin at sunset, following a brief introductory conversation and Q+A. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available.
Art on Film is generously sponsored by The Ergon Foundation and is presented in partnership with The Crossroads Film Society.
To register for a socially distant grass or table area, please use this link:…/BankPlus-Green…
Please contact McKenzie Drake at or 601-965-9912 with questions.
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