Discovering Degas, opens at The Burrell Collection, Glasgow

discovering degas

Discovering Degas, opens at
The Burrell Collection, Glasgow

A new exhibition of works by one of the world’s most revered artists, Edgar Degas, is now open at The Burrell Collection.

Discovering Degas: Collecting in the Time of Sir William Burrell is the first-time visitors can see all 23 Degas works from Burrell’s original collection at the same time, alongside 28 further world-class paintings, works on paper and sculptures on loan from 13 of the UK and Europe’s finest national and international collections.

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Discovering Degas is the first, major exhibition to be held at the museum since it reopened in 2022, after a £68 million refurbishment.

The Green Ballet Skirt, Edgar Degas, c. 1896
The Green Ballet Skirt, Edgar Degas, c. 1896

© CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Staged by Glasgow Life, the exhibition will explore the collecting and buying of Degas artworks by Sir William Burrell and his wife Constance, Lady Burrell, who donated one of the single greatest gifts to the city of Glasgow.

As shown through fascinating letters and other archival material, Burrell is amongst the earliest Scottish collectors to buy works by Degas. Over a 40-year collecting period he bought over 20 artworks spanning the artist’s career, far more than any other UK collector.

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By bringing these together with loans from The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, British Museum, The Courtauld, National Museums Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, Museums Northumberland, The National Gallery London, Tate, V&A, Amgueddfa Cymru Museum Wales, Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin, The Hunterian, National Galleries of Scotland and Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Discovering Degas provides an important opportunity to better understand Degas and a unique introduction and fresh perspective on a hugely popular art movement.

Loans are supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK-wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections.

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Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, G43 1AT


Opens on Friday 24th May 2024 and runs until Monday 30th September 2024.

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