Collection: Always New: The Posters of Jules Chéret

Milwaukee Art Museum

June 3–October 16, 2022

Posters by the French artist Jules Chéret (1836–1932) caused a sensation in 19th-century Paris. Known as the father of the poster, Chéret was one of the first artists to bring colorful, large-scale advertisements to Paris streets, creating what critics called a “museum in the open air.” People strolling down the boulevards were captivated not only by Chéret’s vibrant images, but also by how frequently his new designs appeared. Chéret had developed new printing methods that allowed him to meet the fast pace that advertisers demanded to promote their latest entertainments and products. The ephemeral nature of these posters contributed to the popular idea that rapid change was central to modern life.

Always New: The Posters of Jules Chéret presents 109 posters, prints, and drawings by Chéret that reflect the French interest in novelty at the end of the 19th century. Drawn from James and Susee Wiechmanns’ gift to the Museum of more than 600 works by the artist, the exhibition is organized into five sections that highlight the various pleasures his posters publicized: performances, fashion, the press, real and imagined travel, and consumer products. Always New brings Chéret into focus as a master of his medium and demonstrates how these posters reflect larger societal issues in their depictions of everyday Parisian life.

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Paris-Chicago by Jules Chéret
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Librairie Ed. Sagot by Jules Chéret
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Le Punch Grassot by Jules Chéret
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Folies-Bergère / La Loïe Fuller by Jules Chéret
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Saxoléine by Jules Chéret
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Casino de Paris / Camille Stéfani / Concert-Spectacle Bal by Jules Chéret
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L'Horloge: Les Girard by Jules Chéret
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Quinquina Dubonnet by Jules Chéret
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Benzo-Moteur by Jules Chéret
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Pastilles Geraudel by Jules Chéret
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Fumar el Papel Job by Jules Chéret
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Pastilles Poncelet by Jules Chéret
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Halle aux Chapeaux by Jules Chéret
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l'Exposition de Tableaux et Dessins de A. Willette, from Les Maîtres de l'affiche, Volume 3 by Jules Chéret
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les Folies-Bergère "Le Miroir", from Les Maîtres de l'affiche, Volume 4 by Jules Chéret
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Poster for la Compagnie P.-L.-M. L'Auvergne. Auvergne railway, from Les Maîtres de l'affiche, Volume 4 by Jules Chéret
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Quinquina Dubonnet, from Les Maîtres de l'affiche, Volume 1 by Jules Chéret
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Magasin des "Buttes Chaumont", from Les Maîtres de l'affiche, Volume 4 by Jules Chéret
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Alcazar d'Été, Lidia, from Les Maîtres de l'affiche, Volume 1 by Jules Chéret
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Bals de l'Opéra, from Les Maîtres de l'affiche, Volume 4 by Jules Chéret
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Au Quartier Latin by Jules Chéret
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Camille Stéfani (no text) by Jules Chéret
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Jardin de Paris by Jules Chéret
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Pippermint by Jules Chéret
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Alcazar d'Été by Jules Chéret
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Yvette Guilbert, Au Concert Parisien by Jules Chéret
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Théâtrophone by Jules Chéret
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Palais de Glace by Jules Chéret
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Folies-Bergère / Emilienne d'Alencon by Jules Chéret
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Dancers by Jules Chéret
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Camille Stéfani by Jules Chéret
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