And French painter/lithographer Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was in the thick of it. Here, he met and befriended Van Gogh, painted prostitutes, sketched the often-depressing nightlife spectacle, and drank himself to death by 36. But not before leaving a sizable oeuvre that took cues from impressionist contemporaries Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, who will also be included in the show. Much of Toulouse-Lautrec's income came from his colorful advertisements, with their dark silhouettes and strong contours (think Moulin Rouge); these advertisements remain a favorite accessory among dorm-room walls.
In addition to Toulouse-Lautrec, Manet, and Degas, the show will feature original lithographs, etchings, pen-and-ink drawings, and pencil drawings by Alphonse Mucha, James Whistler, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Mary Cassatt, among others. The opening reception starts at 6:30 and costs $10. Regular admission to the museum costs $5, except Wednesdays, when it's free. Coral Springs Museum of Art is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Call 954-340-5000, or visit csmart.org.
Thu., Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.; Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 17. Continues through March 10, 2011