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Violinist and Young Woman Edgar Degas
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Violinist and Young Woman (70.167) — Edgar Degas

Pursuits and Pleasures: Baroque Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts

Saturday, April 10, 2004 – Sunday, July 04, 2004

This is the final venue for the exhibition of European Old Master paintings touring Michigan as a result of the unique opportunity offered by the ongoing DIA renovations. The thirty-five examples of Dutch, Flemish, French, Italian, and British paintings from the 17th and 18th-centuries are the DIA’s largest loan ever of such works to travel the state. The landscapes, portraits, architectural paintings, and still lifes demonstrate artists’ abilities to observe and render a common experience, reflecting an interest in light, the senses, and naturalism. Included in the exhibition are works by Albert Cuyp, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Jacob van Ruisdael, Mathieu Le Nain, Claude Lorrain, Gerard Ter Borch, Frans Snyders, and Thomas Gainsborough. This exhibition was organized by the Kresge Art Museum, the Dennos Museum Center, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Muskegon Museum of Art in cooperation with the Detroit Institute of Arts.