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Degas: a passion for perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum will mark the centenary of Degas’s death with an exhibition that will exhibit its holdings of works by the artist – the most extensive and representative in the UK.

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Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene

Tue 12 September - Thu 4 January 2018

Fitzwilliam Museum

Edgas Degas (1834-1917) possessed what his friend Walter Sickert (1860-1942) described as ‘a
rollicking and somewhat bear-like sense of fun’. This exhibition looks at three caricaturists and
satirists whose work Degas admired and collected in large numbers: Honoré Daumier (1808-
79), Paul Gavarni (1804-66) and Charles Keene (1823-91). Their everyday subjects captured a
vivid impression of the 19th century, referred to by Charles Baudelaire as ‘the epic and heroic
quality of modern life’, which tallied with Degas and his contemporaries in their interest in
modernity.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 12 September until Saturday 23 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Wednesday 27 December until Thursday 4 January 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 12 September until Friday 29 December

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Monday 1 January 2018 until Thursday 4 January 2018

All times

Tue 12 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 26 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 31 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 14 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
TodayTue 21 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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