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Dancers in Repose Edgar Degas
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Dancers in Repose (72.441) — Edgar Degas

Hidden Treasures: An Experiment

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – Sunday, March 03, 2013

Explore some of the solved mysteries behind eight of the DIA's hidden treasures.

We are asking visitors to decide what stories to tell about the paintings in this exhibition. All were tucked away in storage for years, awaiting conservation or further study. Research can unearth fascinating new information, but only a small sliver of it can appear on a label.

The exhibition is designed so visitors can choose the stories that are most meaningful to them. When the votes are tallied, the exhibition will close February 4 and reopen the next day as a regular exhibition with labels featuring the winning stories.

This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Walter Gibbs Endowment Fund. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.
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Portrait of a Lady, attributed to Scipione Pulzone, 1570s, oil on gold plate. Detroit Institute of Arts. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Fisher