Date - October 1, 2017
1:30 pm until 3:00 pm
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830-7157
Members and guests are invited to join me for a guided visit to the Bruce Museum for the exhibition that opens on September 23rd, In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum. This promises to be a remarkable exhibition, and a wonderful follow up for those of us who recently attended the play My Paris at the Long Wharf Theatre last year!
Before the visit, I’ve arranged for a group lunch at 12pm at Le Penguin Bistro in downtown Greenwich – it’s a charming spot offering authentic French cuisine that is a local favorite, please see more on the restaurant below.
RSVP to Laura by Friday, September 29th.
Museum admission is payable at the desk upon arrival.
Bruce Museum Members – free of charge
Seniors (65 & up) $8.00
From the website: brucemuseum.org
IN THE LIMELIGHT: TOULOUSE-LAUTREC PORTRAITS FROM THE HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM
September 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec enjoyed the spectacle, the night life, and the tawdry side of Belle Époque Paris. Best known for his art portraying the café-concert and the entertainers who performed there, this exhibition explores how Toulouse-Lautrec used portraiture to comment on the absurdity and excess of Bohemian life in Paris at the turn of the century. This show examines the relationship between portraiture, caricature, and rise of the cult of celebrity in the late 19th century, while focusing on the artist’s portraits of entertainers who became icons of the Parisian nightlife.
Featuring 100 drawings, prints, and posters, the exhibition showcases the artist’s satirical portraits of stage personalities like Sarah Bernhardt, Jane Avril, and Arstide Bruant alongside those of his friends and family.
There are also a variety of programs accompanying the exhibition, here are a few:
Afternoon and Evening Art Lectures
September 24, 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Curator’s Talk. The Life and Art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec by exhibition curator Mia Laufer, PhD candidate, Washington University, Saint Louis.
October 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Evening Art Lecture. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Culture of Celebrity by Jay Clarke, PhD, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, The Clark Art Institute.
November 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Evening Art Lecture. Art Nouveau and the Cinema by Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
For full information about these and other events, including a Monday morning Lecture Series and Wednesday morning Film Series, visit the Museum’s website at brucemuseum.org.
LE PENGUIN BISTRO
61 Lewis Street, Greenwich, Connecticut
Lunch Reservation: 12 noon
From the website: lepenguinbistro.com
Since 1985, 61 Lewis Street in Greenwich, Connecticut has been the domain of award winning French chef Jean-Louis Gerin. On June 9, 2013 the fabled location was transformed by new owners Antoine Blech and Anshu Vidyarthi into Le Penguin, a classic French Bistro – with a twist. Offering a new menu and new decor, Le Penguin promises to remain a key dining destination in Greenwich and the northeast United States.