All-Ivy/Seven Sisters Tour of “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec” Exhibit

May 21 in Norfolk

The Harvard Club of Virginia cordially invites you and your guest(s) to join us for a FREE docent-led tour of The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk on May 21.  These prints and posters by one of Paris’ key post-Impressionist artists are on loan until mid-June from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


When:  Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00pm


Where:  The Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA  23510; 


What:  Docent-led tour of “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec” Exhibit;


Cost:  There is no charge for the docent-led tour nor to the museum.  Parking is free and ample.  The museum is handicapped friendly.  


RSVP’s & Questions:  Please RSVP by May 15th to Sibel Galindez at .      


The tour should last about one hour.  For those who would like, we can enjoy a refreshment or bite to eat at the Museum Cafe afterwards.  

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's radical, bold, and often outrageous posters share the spotlight with his sketches and illustrations in the Chrysler Museum's Spring keynote exhibition.  One of Paris' key post-Impressionist artists, Toulouse-Lautrec frequented the city's many entertainment establishments, including the popular Moulin Rouge.

He was commissioned to produce posters promoting new Cafe-Concerts, groundbreaking performers like Jane Avril, and audacious impresarios like Aristide Bruant.  Like many Parisian artists Toulouse-Lautrec drew inspiration from the Japanese prints being exported to Europe, which offered new ways of looking at the world, and a selection of these works are on display in a companion exhibition.

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art is organized by Sarah Suzuki, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.