Discovering Loïe Fuller at the Kemper Art Museum

March 2, 2017 at 5:00pm gallery talk; 5:30pm performance
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Skinker & Forsyth Boulevards, St. Louis, MO 63130

Join Jody Sperling at the Kemper Art Museum in St Louis for a conversation about American dancer and technical innovator Loïe Fuller with exhibition curator Elizabeth C. Childs, Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Art History and chair of the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences. Following the discussion Sperling will perform her original work inspired by Fuller.

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Loïe Fuller (1862–1928) captivated fin-de-siècle Paris with her new form of dance consisting of multimedia spectacles of fabric, motion, and light. With her swirling costumes and specially engineered illuminations, she was a favorite subject of such visual artists as Jules Chéret and his followers Pal and Georges Meunier, whose depictions of her are featured in the exhibition Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha.