The second goal adopted by the Foundation is the establishment of a cultural resource center to provide service to the community and educate the public about Degas in New Orleans. The Foundation provides books, videos, and research material to students, scholars, writers, historians and members of the public interested in learning more about the French Impressionist Master.
Degas House is available to the public for tours, meetings, weddings and receptions, special events and overnight stays. The Foundation particularly welcomes artists, scholars and historians to Degas House. We offer assistance in research and facilities for exhibitions of work.
The Foundation continues to work with local schools and organizations fostering the artistic talents of our students and encouraging a greater understanding of the works of Edgar Degas by hosting programs for interns, school tour groups and other activities.
The Edgar Degas Foundation is deeply grateful for the support of all who share our belief that the preservation of art is our cultural imperative.
We invite your inquiries regarding membership in the Edgar Degas Foundation. Membership levels include categories for students, individuals, families, business, patrons and corporations. Every member receives a copy of the video, Degas in New Orleans: A Creole Sojourn, and a tour of the House. Depending on the level of membership, the Foundation also offers discounts on accommodations and event space.
The Edgar Degas Foundation's educational mission is to restore the Home and preserve the legacy of Edgar Degas for New Orleans and the World.
The Edgar Degas Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.
All proceeds are tax deductible including tours, donations, memberships, purchases from the gift shop and acquisitions from the House.