Cost: Free, no reservations required.

3 in 30: Working from the Model

Tue, Jan 5, 11 am and Thu, Jan 7, 6:30 pm

Meet at the Visitor Services Desk

In the artist’s studio, the term “model” can be used to describe several different objects or activities, from a three-dimensional figure shaped from clay or wax to a person hired to pose for the artist. Led by Kristie Couser, Curatorial Assistant for the Paul Mellon Collections, this gallery talk will explore how late 19th-century artists Antoine-Barye and Edgar Degas used models to aid in their sculptural practices. This talk is inspired by Rodin: Evolution of a Genius, on view through March 13.