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Washington Celebrates Russian Ballet Impresario Sergei Diaghilev

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A costume designed by Léon Bakst for the Ballets Russes’ “Nymph from Narcissus” in 1911.

A multimedia exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington pays tribute to Russian art impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the ground-breaking Ballets Russes in Paris in the early 20th century and gave then unknown artists, including composer Igor Stravinsky, their first break.