L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

March 7, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Courtesy of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Alphonse Mucha, "Zodiac," 1896, color lithograph on silk, photograph by John Faier, © 2019
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Event Date Detail
Mar 7, 2020 - May 31, 2020. Tues–Fri 9am–4pm, first Thur until 7:30pm, Sat–Sun Noon–5pm Closed Mon & Easter.

Showcasing the remarkable work of five master printmakers, Jules Chéret, Alphonse Mucha, Eugène Grasset, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters" features more than sixty posters and ephemera dating from 1875 to 1910. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form. Peppering the walls and kiosks of Parisian neighborhoods, boldly colorful posters were heralded as a new art form, a brilliant fusion of craft and commerce. The sudden popularity of posters fueled a passion for collecting them, called affichomania. Organized by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C., the exhibition explores the eruption of the poster craze in Paris conveying the exuberance of the spirited era in France known as the Belle Époque.

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • Museum/Gallery Type
    • Art

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