William Merritt Chase, (American, 1849–1916). Carmencita, 1890. Gift of Sir William Van Horne, 1906 (06.969) | Carmencita, the dancer known as "The Pearl of Seville," made her New York debut in 1889 and was besieged with requests for private performances. John Singer Sargent arranged for her to perform in Chase's Tenth Street studio on April 1, 1890. After this memorable recital, Chase painted this lively portrait of her, showing her in motion as she clicks her castanets in her hands. #dance
Shortly before his death, the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi donated his studio and all of its contents to the French government on the condition that they reconstruct his studio as part of the Musée National d'Art Moderne. Honouring his wishes, his recreated studio, which includes various cast of his sculptures as well as tools, photographs and other objects, is on display at the Centre Georges Pompidou.