CURATED BY THE NORTON’S SUMMER INTERNS, THE SHOW SITUATES THE ARTIST’S WORK IN THE CONTEXT OF ELECTRIFYING 19TH-CENTURY PARIS
The Norton Museum of Art presents its newest summer exhibition, Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, the first time in 45 years the Norton has presented a show by this artist. The exhibition features a robust selection of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s printed works from the 1890s on loan from the private collection of Palm Beach resident Jan Willinger, a longtime supporter of the Norton. The show, on display from Aug. 2 through Dec. 10, 2019, is curated by the 2019 Summer Interns with the guidance of Tim Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.
Willinger states that, “This exhibition affords the opportunity to share Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters and other prints with the community, as well as for the Norton summer interns to gain hands-on experience working with important works by an incredibly significant artist.”
Many of the posters were created as advertisements to publicize celebrities performing in the clubs and cabarets of the Montmartre section of Paris that the artist frequented, while others documented the daily activities of 19thcentury modern life. Created using the lithographic process, ToulouseLautrec’s posters are renowned for their bold, vivid compositions, which feature caricature-like renderings of his subjects.
This year’s Summer Intern Team includes: Louis Dzialo, a recent graduate of Hamilton College; Magdalena Glotzer, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago; Allison Marino, a rising senior at Florida State University; and Sarah Ortiz-Monasterio, a recent graduate of the University of Miami.
In addition to curating the exhibition, the interns have been leading summer camp tours and supporting Museum staff. “It has been a privilege to work with the art of Toulouse-Lautrec alongside my intern colleagues,” says Sarah Ortiz-Monasterio. “We’re looking forward to presenting our show to the Museum’s patrons.” The interns will be speaking at a Curator Conversation on Aug. 2, the exhibition’s opening day.
For more information about the exhibition, please contact Allison Marino at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Ortiz-Monasterio at email@example.com.
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Founded in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art is recognized for its distinguished holdings in American, European, and Chinese art, and a continually expanding presence for Photography and Contemporary art. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century European painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, and Picasso, and American works by Stuart Davis, Hopper, O’Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler.
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