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Paris in NYC
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters, on through March 22, 2015 at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art, is the first MoMA exhibit devoted to the French painter in 30 years. It consists of 100 prints and posters of the Belle Époque that celebrate Parisian life in the late 19th-century. The exhibit features five themes: the café-concerts and dance halls section depicts nighttime venues like the Moulin Rouge. A second focuses on the singers and dancers that were Toulouse-Lautrec’s muses, among them can-can dancer Jane Avril. A third offers a more intimate portrayal of women and includes Toulouse-Lautrec’s Elles portfolio of prostitutes during nonworking hours; they’re seen in rumpled sheets just before waking or sipping coffee in boudoirs. Designs for song sheets and theatre productions are also on view as are Parisian pastimes like strolling the Bois de Boulogne and horse racing at Longchamp. Adults US$25; kids under 16 free. tel: (212) 708-9400; moma.org
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