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Carnivals, Cognac, and Cycling

Woman holding champagne glass with bubbling champagne overflowing from glass

Woman holding champagne glass with bubbling champagne overflowing from glass

Date and Time

Sunday, October 13, 2019
All Day


  • Haas Center for Performing Arts » Red Wall Gallery
  • Lake Ontario Hall


During the period spanning the turn of the century, Paris, one of the most vibrant cities in the world, experienced an explosion in print media. Now-familiar artists – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, and others – made names for themselves producing ephemera such as posters, journal illustrations, theatre programs, and advertisements.  Drawn from the Robert L. Haskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin-de-Siécle Prints in the GVSU Print and Drawing Cabinet, Carnivals, Cognac and Cycling provides a view into the visual culture of late nineteenth century France, with special attention given to entertainment, advertising, and popular activities in Paris.

Over the 2019 winter semester (January-April), fourteen GVSU students conducted research for this exhibition in the Modern Art and Modernity course, taught by Assistant Professor Ellen Adams (Art Gallery/Frederik Meijer Honors College). Each student “adopted” one work of art for in-depth study, produced original research, and presented their findings to their classmates and now to the university as a whole.



Art Gallery, 616-331-2563



This event also occurred on 9/30/2019, 10/1/2019, 10/2/2019, 10/3/2019, 10/4/2019, 10/5/2019, 10/6/2019, 10/7/2019, 10/8/2019, 10/9/2019 and 64 others


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