thru March 22:
“The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters”
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
MoMA, 11 W53rd St., NYC
This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores five subjects that together create a portrait of Lautrec’s Paris. A section devoted to café-concerts and dance halls examines the rise of nightlife culture in France through the depiction of famous venues, including the celebrated Moulin Rouge. Another focuses on the actresses, singers, dancers, and performers who sparked the artist’s imagination and served as his muses, including Yvette Guilbert, acclaimed dancer Loie Fuller, and close friend Jane Avril. Lautrec’s sympathetic images of women are evident in a group of works that includes his landmark Elles portfolio, depicting prostitutes during nonworking hours, in quiet moments of introspection. Lautrec’s role in Paris’s artistic community is explored in a section devoted to his creative circle, highlighting designs for song sheets for the popular music that flooded Paris’s café-concerts, programs for the avant-garde theatrical productions that he attended, and his contributions to magazines and intellectual reviews. A final section looks at the pleasures of the capital, from horse racing at Longchamp and promenading on the Bois de Boulogne, to the new fad for ice skating and the enduring appeal of Paris’s culture of gastronomy.
Can’t wait for the Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910 exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum!
On view FEBRUARY 1, 2015 – APRIL 26, 2015
It’s not till next year, but that’s right around the corner. We’re so excited we can barely contain ourselves!
If you have a tattoo (or have ever considered getting one) you have a story. Sometimes it’s a deeply personal story and sometimes it it’s just one drink too many. Either way, it’s your story and most of us love telling our stories.
Can you can match the story to the tattoo?
A. “It’s all about the money…”
B. “I love them! They’re so cute and graceful!”
C. “One for each of my daughters…”
D. “Girl’s night out and a few too many…”
E. “I got this one for my grandson, because his name is…”
F. “They’re adorable! I’ve loved them since I was a kid.”
G. “The tattoos on the right side of my body are all dark…and the left side are all light, representing rebirth.”
H. “I had a dream of this phrase…”
I. “One night drinking…”
J. “I get so many compliments from women 60+ years old, saying ‘Ooh, I’d get that!’”
What’s your tattoo story?
Join us at Crocker Art Mix | Ink | August 14 | 5-9p —> http://on.fb.me/1tIVS8T
Every 2nd Thursday, the art party of the month comes to life at the Crocker. Grab your friends to celebrate creativity and see art from a new perspective. Enjoy tunes, thirst-quenchers, and unexpected experiences. Only at Art Mix.
Curator Scott Rothkopf and Jeff Koons visit the sculpture Play-Doh at a foundry in upstate New York. The sculpture has been in the works for over twenty years (!) and will be premiered at the Whitney in Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, opening June 27.
Win a New York Art Experience with Jeff Koons at our Art Auction! Bid online today —> http://bit.ly/1gU8WTi
YAY #BiketoWorkDay! We all love our bikes! While we all ride for different reasons, we all agree 150,000% that riding makes us HAPPY!
Whether you’re a “rain or shine car-free” rider or a “haven’t been on a bike since I was a kid” rider there’s something for everyone at the Crocker Art Mix TONIGHT, May 8th, 5-9pm.
It’s going to be SPOKE-TACULAR! —> http://on.fb.me/QDhRMr
Big Day of Giving is TODAY!
Inspire and unite our community by supporting local nonprofits. Gifts made through the Big Day of Giving website will be matched, so when you give where your heart is, your love goes even further!
Thank you for helping the Crocker Art Museum and making TODAY an epic day of philanthropy! Your support inspires creativity in our community for generations to come. —> http://bit.ly/1fQlqec
Happy #CincoDeMayo! “Night Magic (Blue Jester) by Carlos Almaraz (1988) will be at the Crocker this Fall.
It’s in the Smithsonian ”Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” exhibition. Also coming in the Fall, “Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters” exhibition.
More info about upcoming exhibitions —> http://bit.ly/1mvxxQF