Media alert: In free lecture, art historian will discuss Degas’ depictions of women

By | April 11, 2017
George Shackelford

George Shackelford

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2017—Art historian George Shackelford will discuss how the Impressionist artist Edgar Degas depicted women at a free lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Farrell Auditorium on Sunday, April 30.

The presentation—titled “A Woman’s Touch”—coincides with “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade,” a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the theme of millinery in the work of Degas and his Impressionist circle of artists. The exhibition, organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, closes in St. Louis on May 7.

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Shackelford is deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, which he joined in 2012. Shackelford previously held curatorial positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has organized many exhibitions, and he is the author of the exhibition catalogues “Degas: The Dancers” and “Degas and the Nude.” In recognition of his scholarly work, he was elected a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France in 2005. From 2006 to 2010, he served as president of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

The April 30 lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available in-person at the museum or through MetroTix, which charges a service fee of $3 per ticket.

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