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'Lautrec and Lesbian Subculture' thru Jan. 11
2017-01-05

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In Gallery 242 of the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., there is a small collection of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec showcasing the artist's portrayal of Parisian lesbian subculture of the late 19th century, according to the museum.

The exhibit, to be shown through Jan. 11, looks at some of the artist's favorite subjects: bars, brothels and theaters.

According to the post, "The anti-lesbian sentiment of Toulouse-Lautrec's time resonates more strongly as we consider his work in the context of continuing discrimination against the LGBT community."

For more information, see http://www.artic.edu/blog/2016/11/28/interpreting-toulouse-lautrecs-lesbians.


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