L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters, Wausau, Wisconsin – until May 31st

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A new art exhibitions open today for the spring at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin.

The large exhibition is located on the second floor and is titled “L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters”. It features the following different artists who produced posters during France’s Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the century: Jules Chéret, Alphonse Mucha, Eugène Grasset, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features more than sixty posters and ephemera dating from 1875 to 1910. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form. The sudden popularity of posters fueled a passion for collecting them, called affichomania.

Organized by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C., the exhibition explores the eruption of the poster craze in Paris conveying the exuberance of the spirited era in France known as the Belle Époque.

It is perfect for a sort of a flair from France, a springtime in Paris. You can experience a flair for France in the galleries of the Woodson Art Museum this spring without having to travel to France.

Exhibition will last until May 31st. Admission to the Leigh Yawkey Art Museum is free and the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday each week. Hours to vary by day and more information can be found at the museum’s website.