When Harvard's Fogg Art Museum mounted an exhibition by the French artist Edgar Degas in 1911, the show consisted of only 12 borrowed pieces and was up for fewer than 10 days.
Almost a century later, "Degas at Harvard," a new exhibition at Harvard's Sackler Museum, is opening today. It will be up for four months and display 62 works from the university's collections. The pieces include all of the media in which Degas worked, from painting and sculpture to prints and photography. WBUR's Kelly Jones visits the museum to trace Degas' long history at Harvard.
This program aired on August 1, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.