"L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters"

Art, Prints & editions Richard H. Driehaus Museum , River North Until Sunday January 7 2018
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"L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters"
Courtesy the Driehaus Museum
Alphonse Mucha, "Princess Hyacinth", 1911.

Immortalized on the walls of cafés, bistros and dorm rooms across the nation, vintage French posters are a decorative staple that date back to the late 1800s. The Driehaus Museum's latest exhibition presents 45 turn-of-the-century French posters from its collection, celebrating the affichomania (the "poster craze") that inspired art collectors to acquire these impressionistic creations from the streets of Paris.


Venue name: Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Address: 40 E Erie St

Cross street: at Wabash Ave
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. Tours: Tue–Sat 10am, 2pm; Sun 1:30, 3pm; first and third Tuesdays 6:30pm
Transport: EI stop: Red to Chicago Bus : 3, 22, 36, 65, 66, 151
Price: Included in museum admission
Event website: http://www.driehausmuseum.org/laffichomania
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