Arts, Museum Exhibits and Events

Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha

When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 21

Bringing together a broad selection of prints, posters, photographs, and film, this exhibition offers an overview of the thriving entertainment cultures of Paris in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The art of Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, and others addresses the pulsating life of the boulevards, the speed of the racetrack, and the performance worlds of the café-concert, ballet, opera, and the theater, both classical and popular. These diverse themes inspired traditional as well as innovative mediums, from fine art prints to commercial posters.