Dance in Early Modern Art

Friday, August 8, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

The Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 10, fifth floor
The Florene Schoenborn Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 6, fifth floor
The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 5, fifth floor
The John Hay and Betsey Whitney Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 3, fifth floor

Dance has long been an important theme in other art forms, and in the early 20th century, when dancers as well as visual artists found new modes and styles of expression, painterly depictions of dance became both more common and more varied throughout the Western world. By examining some of these paintings, we can get a sense of the culture, feelings, and rhythms of then-modern life.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.