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Dance and Dancing

Dance and Dancing

Works of Art (76)

America Today: City Activities with Dance Hall, 1930–31, Thomas Hart Benton (American), Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panel with a honeycomb interior (2012.478b)
Arretine cup signed by Tigranes, ca. 25 B.C.–10 A.D.; Augustan, Roman, Terracotta (10.210.37)
The Ballet from Robert le Diable, 1871, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.552)
Blue Tango, 1984, Miguel Rio Branco (Brazilian), Silver dye bleach print (1998.206a–i)
Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century, Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, fiber, leaves, paint (1978.412.1282a)
Bone figurine with articulated arms and legs, 3rd century B.C., Greek (11.212.43)
Cameo medallion of a maenad, 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Roman, Glass (17.194.10)
Carmencita, 1890, William Merritt Chase (American), Oil on canvas (06.969)
Casket with Warriors and Dancers, carved 11th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone, copper gilt (17.190.239)
Charleston on the Bauhaus Roof, 1927, T. Lux Feininger (American, born Germany), Gelatin silver print (1987.1100.107)
Costume Study for Nijinsky in his Role in La Péri, Léon Bakst (Russian), Watercolor (22.226.1)
Cremorne Gardens, No. 2, ca. 1870–80, James McNeill Whistler (American), Oil on canvas (12.32)
The Dance Class, 1874, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on canvas (1987.47.1)
A Dance in the Country, ca. 1755, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas (1980.67)
Dance Paddle (Rapa), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood (1978.412.1571)
[Dance Study], ca. 1912, Adolph de Meyer (American, born France), Platinum print (49.55.327)
Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper, 1873, Edgar Degas (French), Graphite heightened with white chalk on faded pink paper (29.100.941)
Dancer in the Role of Harlequin, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture modeled probably ca. 1884–85, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 39/A (29.100.411)
Dancer Looking at the Sole of Her Right Foot, cast in 1920 from a plaster cast of ca. 1900, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 40/A (29.100.377)
Dancer, 1880–85, Edgar Degas (French), Pastel on paper, laid down on board (2007.332.1)
Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass, ca. 1882–85, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.127)
Dancers Practicing at the Barre, 1877, Edgar Degas (French), Mixed media on canvas (29.100.34)
Dancers, Pink and Green, ca. 1890, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.42)
The Dancing Class, ca. 1870, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on wood (29.100.184)
Dancing in Colombia, 1980, Fernando Botero (Colombian), Oil on canvas (1983.251)
The Devil Speaks (Mahna No Varua Ino), from Fragrance (Noa Noa), 1893–94, Paul Gauguin (French), Woodcut printed in color on Japanese paper (36.6.3)
Divan Japonais, 1892–93, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in four colors on wove paper (58.621.17)
Dressed Dancer at Rest, Hands Behind Her Back, Right Leg Forward, cast in 1920 from a wax and cork sculpture modeled possibly ca. 1895 or later, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 51/A (29.100.392)
Eharo Mask, early 20th century, Elema people, Orokolo village, eastern Papuan Gulf region, Papua New Guinea, Barkcloth, cane, paint (1978.412.725)
El Morocco, 1955, Garry Winogrand (American), Gelatin silver print (1992.5107)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1978.412.365)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1979.206.216)
Female Dancer, Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–9 A.D.), 2nd century B.C., China, Earthenware with slip and pigments (1992.165.19)
First Arabesque Penchée, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture modeled probably before ca. 1890, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 2/A (29.100.398)
Fragmentary terracotta pinax (plaque) with a dancing girl, 5th century B.C., Cretan (53.5.39)
The Genius of the Dance, 1872, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Bronze (1970.171)
Girl Dancing, 1897; this cast, ca. 1906, Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American), Bronze (06.305)
Head of Krishna, ca. 1800, Attributed to Sahib Ram, India (Rajasthan, Jaipur), Ink and watercolors on paper (1918.85.2)
Jane Avril, 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors; machine wove paper (32.88.15)
Janus Helmet Mask (Wanyugo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1978.412.311)
Le Tricorne Ballet, 1935–37, Alexey Brodovitch (American, born Russia), Gelatin silver print (2005.100.295)
Lekythos, ca. 550 B.C.; black-figure, Attributed to the Amasis Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (56.11.1)
The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer; cast in 1922 from a mixed-media sculpture modeled ca. 1879–80, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, partly tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon, on a wooden base (29.100.370)
Madame Charles Simon Favart (Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray, 1727–1772), 1757, François Hubert Drouais (French), Oil on canvas (17.120.210)
Mandala of Chandra (God of the Moon), late 14th–early 15th century, Nepal, Distemper on cloth (1981.465)
Mask (Buk, Krar, or Kara), mid- to late 19th century, Torres Strait Islander people, Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait, Australia, Turtle shell, wood, fiber, feathers, shell (1978.412.1510)
Mask of Anna Pavlova, 1924, Malvina Cornell Hoffman (American), Wax, tinted (35.107)
Mask, 19th century, Probably Romkun, Breri, or Igana peoples, Ramu or Guam River, Lower Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.7)
Mask, 19th–early 20th century, Probably Timor-Leste (East Timor), Wood, fiber, traces of paint, lime, and hair (2000.444)
Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors on vellum (1970.534)
Mukudj Mask, 19th–20th century, Punu peoples; Gabon, Wood, pigment, kaolin (2000.177)
Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance", 1912, Henri Matisse (French), Oil on canvas (1984.433.16)
Negro Boy Dancing, 1878, Thomas Eakins (American), Watercolor on off-white wove paper (25.97.1)
Noh costume (chôken) with water plants and mulberry leaves, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Silk gauze (ro) brocaded with metallic thread (32.30.4)
Noh costume (kariginu) with geometric pattern, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning (91.1.62)
Panel with musical party in a garden, 1647, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent stitch (64.101.1314)
Peasants Dancing, 1651, Johannes Lingelbach (Dutch), Oil on canvas (71.123)
Punjab, India, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson (French), Gelatin silver print (1987.1100.168)
Puppet Head (Si Gale-gale), late 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Wood, brass, lead alloy, water buffalo horn, pigment (1987.453.6)
The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage, probably 1874, Edgar Degas (French), Oil colors freely mixed with turpentine, with traces of watercolor and pastel over pen-and-ink drawing on cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvas (29.160.26)
The Rehearsal Onstage, 1874?, Edgar Degas (French), Pastel over brush-and-ink drawing on thin cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvas (29.100.39)
Relief of a dancing maenad, ca. 27 B.C.–14 A.D.; Augustan, Roman copy of a Greek relief attributed to Kallimachos, ca. 425–400 B.C., Pentelic marble (35.11.3)
The Russian Dance, 1769, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince (French), Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink (22.64.1)
Screen with birthday celebration for General Guo Ziyi, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1777, China, Carved red lacquer (1971.74a–h)
The Seated Clowness (Mademoiselle Cha-u-Kao), 1896, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors on wove paper (49.55.50)
Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), Chola period, ca. 11th century, Tamil Nadu, India, Copper alloy (1987.80.1)
Slavonic Dancer, 1921, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American), Bronze (23.106.3)
Spanish Dancer, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture modeled probably ca. 1884, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 45/A, (29.100.395)
Staff (Uzime or Uboko), 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu or Nguni peoples, Wood, brass, iron wire (1982.485.15)
Standing court lady, Tang dynasty, mid-7th century, China, Earthenware with pigment (1978.345)
Statuette of a veiled and masked dancer, Hellenistic, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Greek, Bronze (1972.118.95)
Tanjore tambura (male), early 19th century, India, Gourd, wood, metal, bone (2008.141.2a,b)
Terracotta figurine with articulated arms and legs, early 5th century B.C., Greek, Corinthian (44.11.8)
Une Balleteuse, 1900, Robert Demachy (French), Gum bichromate print (33.43.58)
The Vine, 1921; revised 1923; this cast, 1924, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American), Bronze (27.66)