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; http://www.chrysler.org/
What: Docent-led tour of “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec” Exhibit; http://www.chrysler.org/exhibitions/the-paris-of-toulouse-lautrec/
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 Sibellyg@yahoo.com .
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.