cULTURAL CARAVAN TO THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Join art historian Susan Pennington on a cultural caravan day trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to view the exhibit, “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris.”  The exhibit, “Frida Kahlo and arte popular,” will also be on display, so the class will view her work and discuss how it was influenced by Mexican folk art.

From the MFA website: 
“Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris” explores the celebrity culture of Lautrec’s time and the artist’s fascination with the personal lives of les stars as well as the roles that they played. With expressive lines and brazen colors, Lautrec depicted the defining gestures, costumes, and expressions of spectacular performers, many of whom were his personal friends and habitués of Montmartre, the focus of Parisian nightlife and a haven for acrobatic dancers and destitute students, reprobate aristocrats and middle-class pleasure-seekers.

The exhibition includes nearly 200 works and is composed of thematic sections highlighting Lautrec’s formal innovations, such as dramatic lighting effects and color combinations; the changing artistic and social landscapes of Paris, with scenes of the city by day and by night; cafés, cabarets, and theaters; and celebrities of the age. The display also incorporates works by Lautrec’s contemporaries Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Pierre Bonnard, and others—presenting him in the context of his heroes, peers, and followers. Organized by the MFA in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the exhibition draws on both institutions’ rich holdings and includes key loans of paintings and graphic arts from public and private collections. More

Cultural Caravan:  Tuesday, May 14
9:00- Departure from our Falmouth campus
9:15- Bourne Rotary Convenience Store
9:30- Sagamore Park & Ride
Returning at 5 PM

To register, contact Susan Pennington via email.