Date Night with Degas: An evening of classical art, and French food at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s “Degas and the Laundress: Women, Work, and Impressionism” exhibit, which depicts a darker side of life as a working woman in 1800s France, opened last week.

The exhibit features nearly 100 works from more than 30 European and American collections—marking the first exhibit to explore Degas’s representations of Parisian laundresses and is the largest selection of these works seen together to date.

Along with the exhibit, “Tasting Notes: Date Night with Degas” at Provenance Restaurant also debuted—featuring a docent-led tour of the “Degas and Laundress,” a mix of live French music and jazz, and a special French menu created by Chef Doug Katz and Bon Appétit Management Company.

FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski was invited to join Tasting Notes last week, so our readers can get excited about what’s in store for them on the second and fourth Fridays of the month through the end of January.