New exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum takes you to the streets of Paris in the 19th century


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Often New: The Posters of Jules Chéret is a new show that opens Friday, June 3 at the Milwaukee Artwork Museum. When several individuals assume of outdated Paris, Chéret’s get the job done comes to mind.

Chéret was the initial French poster maker. In the late 1800’s he created ads for everyday merchandise, vacation, vogue and a lot more.

“He was truly the very first artist to carry these very massive scale colourful posters to the streets of Paris he started out it all,” said the exhibit curator, Nikki Otten. 

They had been colorful and big, and could be found all about the streets of Paris– from the windows of division stores to practice stations. 

The Milwaukee Art Museum was gifted more than 600 Chéret posters from a nearby few who collected them for several several years. 

“That makes the Milwaukee Artwork Museum house to the major assortment of Jules Chéret posters in the United States,” mentioned Otten. 

The museum suggests this exhibit is much more immersive than the typical exhibits on show.  Every home is arranged by a theme, from cabaret to shopper items, and the passageways to get there are decorated with the sounds and sights of 19th century Paris. 

Extra than 100 pieces from the collection are on screen. 


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