Join the Museum on Saturday, November 2 and paint the town red! Step into the wild streets of belle epoque Paris, where artists and aristocrats alike fill cabarets to watch dancers perform the cancan, drink absinthe, find love and inspiration. Celebrate the grand opening of Mark Estee’s new French-inspired restaurant chez louie and the premiere of the Museum’s feature exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec & La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880 – 1919, on view November 2, 2013 through January 19, 2014.
Enjoy complimentary champagne and desserts – and dress to impress! Visit our MidTown partners to build your costume at Junkee Clothing Exchange or design one at PolyEsther’s Costume Boutique – and don’t forget your masks from The Melting Pot! Masks and light costuming will also be available for sale at the event by The Melting Pot. From 8 to 11 pm marvel at the scandalous cancan dancers, delight in the sounds of French chanteuse “Kitten on the Keys”, and be tempted by the Absinthe Fairy. A Parisian-style photo booth will be on hand to capture the moment and acrobatic entertainment by Gregangelo and Velocity Circus, San Francisco, CA is sure to Wow!
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 celebrates avant-garde artists–—including the legendary Henri Toulouse-Lautrec—who were living and working at the center of the artistic and cultural scene of Paris at the turn of the last century. Through a variety of paintings and other materials, visitors will explore the nightlife of cabaret theaters, elaborate circus performances, and intimate café concerts that helped to define Paris as an iconic modern city.
Drawn from prestigious private collections, the artworks in this exhibition were made by a generation of avant-garde artists—including the legendary Henri Toulouse-Lautrec—who were living and working at the center of the artistic and cultural scene of Paris at the turn of the last century. Through a variety of materials, visitors will explore the nightlife of cabaret theaters, elaborate circus performances, and intimate café concerts that helped to define Paris as an iconic modern city. The exhibition includes over 185 objects, ranging from paintings, watercolors, and drawings, to rare cabaret shadow puppets, illustrated theater programs, and archive and ephemera materials from Parisian theaters, circuses, and concerts.
Membership support for Masquerade at Moulin Rouge provided by NV Energy. Hosted by Barrick Gold of North America. Support by Camelot Party Rentals, chez louie, Creative Coverings, Junkee Clothing Exchange, The Melting Pot World Emporium, PolyEsther’s Costume Boutique, Reno News & Review, and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. Entertainment provided by Gregangelo & Velocity Circus, San Francisco, CA.
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Lead sponsorship for the Nevada Museum of Art exhibition is provided by George and Irene Drews and the Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation. Sponsorship provided by Goldcorp, USA. Supporting sponsorship by Earl and Wanda Casazza, Casazza SLV, LLC, and Catherine and John Farahi/Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. His Excellency Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States of America, is Honorary Patron of the exhibition.
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 will be exhibited November 2, 2013 through January 19, 2014 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery located at 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno.
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