Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas were considered to be masters in separate artistic movements — the former a modernist; the latter an impressionist — but they also were contemporaries, friends, and rivals. This fall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will shed light on the duo's similarities and differences while taking a fresh look at the personal, professional, and sociopolitical factors that influenced their work.
Drawing objects from collections across the globe and anchored by the holdings of the Musée d'Orsay and the Met, Manet/Degas showcases the artists' celebrated paintings and drawings as well as more obscure works. In addition, the exhibition, which runs through January 7, 2024 in New York City, examines the pair's formative years and early interest in the great European artists of the past, their artistic and social relationships, and their distinct exhibition strategies.
A longtime champion of the Met, GRoW is honored to support the exhibition catalogue that accompanies Manet/Degas.