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16th Annual Virginia and Ira Jackson Lecture “Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris”

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Mary Weaver Chapin, PhD, curator of graphic arts, Portland Art Museum, Oregon; author of "Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries"

Paris in the 1890s was a city bursting with entertainment, from the circus to the cabaret to the dance hall. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was among the finest chroniclers of this period, recording and interpreting his world through his magnificent prints, drawings, posters, and paintings. This illustrated presentation explores how the artist navigated the city, focusing on his favorite celebrities, dance halls, and the nightlife that made the city famous the world over.

A reception, sponsored by the MFAH patron group Art + Paper, follows. Questions? Email

This event is sold out. Standby tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from the Brown Auditorium Theater box office one hour prior to the program. Please note that standby access is not guaranteed; guests in the standby line will be accommodated only if seating is available.

This lecture receives generous support from the Virginia and Ira Jackson Endowment at the MFAH, and is dedicated in fond memory of Virginia (1919–2007) and Ira Jackson (1920–2013).

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.