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Allan McNab Virtual Lecture: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Celebrity Culture of Paris

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  • Registration is at capacity for this program. The program will be livestreamed on the Art Institute of Chicago’s YouTube page for guests who were not able to register.


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

This program will be livestreamed on the Art Institute of Chicago’s YouTube page for guests who were not able to register. Tune in for the live event below or on YouTube on Thursday, February 25, at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Join Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture of Europe, and Jay A. Clarke, Rothman Family Curator of Prints and Drawings, as they discuss the phenomenon of celebrity culture in Paris through the paintings and posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Dynamic and instantly recognizable in their distinct style and use of unconventional materials and methods, Lautrec’s images filled the streets of Paris and helped catapult his clients to fame. Through cutting-edge experiments in lithography, Lautrec emphasized the distinctive traits of singers, dancers, and performers, such as Jane Avril and May Milton, as well as actors, writers, and cabaret owners such as Aristide Bruant, to distinguish them from their competition.

We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer, and downloading the latest version of Zoom to enjoy this program.

If you have any questions about virtual programming, please reach out to museum-programs@artic.edu.

Closed captioning will be available for this program. For questions related to accessibility accommodations, please email access@artic.edu

Support for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Celebrity Culture of Paris is provided by the Allan McNab Endowed Fund

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