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Public Opening of “Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930”
April 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930 opens April 4 during the First Friday Trolley Hop at Local Speed! This exhibit features intimate versions of well-known prints by master printmakers such as Jules Chéret, Henrí Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, displaying the dazzling heights of the French poster. Rarely shown, the prints were donated to the Speed in 1949 as a gift from the French Gratitude Train—49 boxcars filled with gifts were sent to Americans in appreciation for supplies given to France and Italy following World War II. This exhibit is free and open to the public April 4 – July 19.