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Signature cocktails created in honor of French exhibition – local bars offer special absinthe-based drinks


absinthe-300x268-1901404-9338268NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART NEWS RELEASE – In honor of the Nevada Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910, four locally owned bars have created a “Yes We Can Can” cocktail, a signature absinthe-based cocktail offered on their menu in honor of the exhibition. Participating bars include: 1864 Tavern, Campo, Chapel Tavern and Death & Taxes.

“Yes We Can Can”, sponsored by The Nevada Museum of Art and The Glenn Group, allows bar patrons to try a signature cocktail in honor of the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition. All drinks are French-themed, and include absinthe, a favorite of Toulouse-Lautrec and most of the artists who worked in Paris during that era. The signature cocktails are available throughout the length of the exhibition, which runs through January 19, 2014. Prices vary depending on location.

Signature drinks for each establishment include:
1864 Tavern: Queen Laveau’s Ghost
Campo: Le Vieux Con!
Chapel Tavern: Oiu Nous CanCan Danse Provoque Tremblement de Terre
Death & Taxes: The Holy Trinity

The exhibition is a celebration of the art, life and culture of the turn-of-the-nineteenth-century Paris. At the heart of the exhibit are several works by the famed artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

If the hard-drinking artist is a stereotype, then Toulouse-Lautrec invented it. In between painting masterpieces, he made the rounds of the most celebrated nightclubs, cabarets and brothels in Paris, drinking absinthe, flirting with cancan dancers and getting inspiration for the art that would eventually make him a legend.

For more information about the Nevada Museum of Art and the Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 exhibition, please visit.

The Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas. The only accredited art museum in the state, it is a private, non-profit organization supported by the generosity of its membership as well as by sponsorships and grants. Through creative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, late on Thursdays until 8 pm, and closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays. Admission is FREE for members, $10 General Admission, $8 Student / Senior, $1 children 6 to 12 years and free for children 5 and under. Annual Museum Membership starts at just $30.

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