Bring Toulouse-Lautrec's thrilling Bohemian Paris to life in Bath

by Victoria Art Gallery, Somerset


£13,218 raised
131 funders

Funded 22 August 2019

0% funded

110% funded

Next February, with your help, the Victoria Art Gallery wants to bring the sounds, sights and delights of Toulouse-Lautrec’s thrilling Bohemian Paris life to modern day Bath with exciting events and activities for local people, groups and visitors to the city.

This one-off blockbuster UK show will revisit the ‘street art’ of the era, with over 80 vibrant and iconic colour posters made in the 1890s by Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, Steinlen and more. They will be on display from floor to ceiling – recreating how they were originally displayed on the streets of Paris.

We need your help to raise the final £12,000, to bring these classics of art history from their normal home on the European continent to Bath. With your help we want to show how visual art, music & dance were intertwined in this thrilling era with events and activities for everyone.

Activities and events will include a dressing up area so you can get a feel of what it was like to be a performer or artist in the Moulin Rouge. There will also be exhibition trails to explore the language and imagery in the posters and spectacular late-night evening events and more.

We want to make sure everyone can take part and enjoy the exhibition so there will be community workshops including dance activities, printing skills. We will also give local carers a sense of belonging with the chance to develop their own display in the upper gallery. We want to make a multilingual audio-guide which includes music from the era and a BSL option, and show videos about lithography and the era, which normally we cannot afford to do.

We need your help to raise the final £12,000 needed to create this immersive experience at the gallery. You can choose from an exclusive range of rewards inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec’s world especially for this campaign.

Please donate today to help bring Toulouse-Lautrec’s thrilling Bohemian Paris life to modern day Bath.

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Photo credits:

Main: photo © Musée d'Ixelles-Bruxelles / Courtesy of Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Others: Photos © Bridgeman Images

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Connecting Bohemian Paris to Bath

Go behind the scenes and experience Lautrec’s Paris with one of our rewardsRead more

Shining a light on the golden age of the poster

Over 80 posters will be on display by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Alfons Mucha, Pierre Bonnard, Jules Cheret, Henri Gabriel Ibels, Eugène Grasset and moreRead more

We’ve reached our target!

Thank you to all our fundersRead more

Shining a spotlight on the stars of the Bohemian era

Personal items from the dancers, singers, impresarios and musesRead more

Get ready to step into Lautrec's Parisan World

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre opens this SaturdayRead more

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