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L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

The dynamism and innovative style of fin-de-siècle Paris are brought to life in a spirited exhibition of French posters from the storied Belle Epoque era. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters showcases the remarkable images of five master European printmakers: Jules Chéret, Eugéne Grasset, Alphonse Mucha, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibition features approximately 60 vividly colored works on paper dating from 1875 to 1910, all drawn from the Richard H. Driehaus Museum’s visionary collection of fine and decorative arts in Chicago.

Organized by Chicago’s Driehaus Museum in 2017, the exhibition will go on a nationwide tour starting at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.