A big thank you to all our funders
Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign; you’ve helped us raise an incredible £12,000 in just 30 days. Your donations also leverage a grant of £39,000 from Arts Council England towards the exhibition, events and activities.
Jon Benington Gallery Manager said “We are delighted by everyone’s support for this campaign. We can now put on a spectacular exhibition that befits these iconic posters and this thrilling era. We can now bring more than 80 rare colour lithographic posters from their usual home on the European continent to Bath for their only UK showing. We will be able to bring them to life with events and activities for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you at the Gallery next February.”
There will be workshops for community groups including dance activities for people with dementia, printing workshops for young people with special education needs, and an opportunity for Bath carers to help curate an element of the exhibition. Evening events unique to this exhibition will echo the joie de vivre of the Belle Époque and Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris. These will feature music and entertainment to celebrate how visual art, music and dance were intertwined in this thrilling era. We will give everyone the chance to participate, with a multilingual audio guide, music from the era, a display of personal items from the performers, and a dressing up area.
Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre will open at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath on 15 February and run until 27 May 2020.
photo © Bridgeman Images