A free 45-minute lecture on art Impressionism and its influence on 19th-century modernity and fashion will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, in the Muscatine Art Center’s music room.

Art historian Carol Ehlers will begin her discussion with a report on a world-traveled exhibit titled “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” that is making its final stop at the Art Institute of Chicago.

From the mid-1860s to the 1880s, Paris was emerging as the style capital of the world, just when the artists who called themselves the Impressionists were gaining notice. The mid-1880’s also saw the rise of the department store and the increasing presence of the fashion magazine.

The Impressionists were keen to represent the sordid underworld of the glitzy Paris above, often depicting women in the cabarets dancing the Can-Can and the Bolero with their ruffled skirts and plumed hairpieces, as well as the patrons in raggedy clothes in back rooms.

The art center is at 1314

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