Léon Bakst, Costume design for Vaslav Nijinsky
as the Faun from The Afternoon of a Faun, 1912,
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford,
CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin
Sumner Collection Fund
"The Ballets Russes--the most innovative dance company of the 20th century--propelled the performing arts to new heights through groundbreaking collaboration between artists, composers, choreographers, dancers, and fashion designers, with such familiar names as Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, George Balachine, Vaslaw Nijinsky, and Coco Chanel. Washington is the sole US venue for 150 original costumes, set designs, paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, posters, and film clips in a theatrical multimedia installation."
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