Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris
Saturday, October 19 / 2pm
How did Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec capture the stars of 19th-century Paris and their special talents and idiosyncrasies? Helen Burnham, the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, introduces us to the city's glitterati and describes the convergence of celebrity culture and a new medium – the lithograph – finding its perfect expression through the art of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Helen Burnham is the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her primary area of expertise is in the art of 19th-century France, for which she received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 2007. Prior to joining the MFA in 2008, she was an assistant curator at the Musée d’art américain, Giverny, and a research assistant at the Frick Collection, New York. She participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program as a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow (2000).