The first exhibition of Degas’s dancers in Washington, DC, in 25 years. He pursued the subject for over 40 years through oils, pastels, drawings, prints, and sculpture, creating over 1,500 works devoted to the anatomy, posture, and movement of dancers.
In 2011, The Phillips Collection celebrates its 90th anniversary as America’s first museum of modern art and launches the countdown to its centennial. A host of celebratory installations take place throughout the year.
The artist's multimedia work explores the relationship between individual experience and historical and ideological constructs. In his project for the Phillips, The World Series, deSouza responds to Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series (1940−41).
The eight recent sculptures from Frank Stella’s (b. 1936) Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series—swirling, multicolored polychrome forms with coiled steel tubing armatures—are dynamic evocations of the colorful sounds and rhythms of Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas.