Toulouse-Lautrec Art Exhibit Event

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Date: 5/10/2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Location:
Washington Pavilion, Everist Gallery
301 S Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

For questions or more information, please contact Mary Toso at 605.274.4904 or at alumni@augie.edu.



 
 
Join us on Saturday, May 10 for an Augustana night in the Washington Pavilion’s Everist Gallery featuring “Toulouse-Lautrec & His World."

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., view the exhibit, enjoy a beverage, and indulge in a dessert buffet. At 7 p.m., Augustana Art Professor Dr. Lindsay Twa will present a director’s talk about Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, his art and life.

The exhibit focuses on the art and life of one of the most fascinating artists of the Belle Époque (Beautiful Era) in France, dating from the late 19th century through World War I. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the famous singers, actors, and other characters of Paris in his highly celebrated posters, prints, caricatures, sketches, and paintings.

At the center of this traveling exhibition from Athens, Greece, is a rare collection of approximately 150 works on paper by Toulouse-Lautrec. This includes 12 of his iconic posters as well as 35 of his sketches, which were often the draft ideas for the posters themselves. See the incredibly rare and fragile posters used as temporary advertisements for shows. Many of the works are accompanied by passages from French literature, photographs, and other objects, in order to better capture the social atmosphere of the time.

Register by Wednesday, May 7.