Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) captured the spectacle of modern Paris in evocative posters, prints, and paintings. The exhibition “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris” explores his depictions of the stars and entertainments of Montmartre, a neighborhood of heady bohemian pleasure. See the changing artistic and social landscapes of Paris, with scenes of the city by day and night; cafés, cabarets, and theaters; and celebrities of the age. Organized by the MFA in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the exhibition draws on both institutions’ rich holdings, and includes key loans of paintings and graphic arts from public and private collections. The workshop includes a curatorial lecture followed by guided tours of the exhibition.
Link to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: Arts Connections Strand Standards 6–10; HSS: World History; World Languages: Culture Strand (French)