Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection

Artist, aristocrat, and colorful chronicler of the Belle Époque, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) was one of the greatest artists of the late nineteenth century. For the first time in 20 years, more than 100 works by Toulouse-Lautrec will be shown together at The San Diego Museum of Art.

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris: Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection pays tribute to both a superlative artist and one of the Museum’s foremost supporters. In 1987 the Baldwin M. Baldwin Foundation made a gift to The San Diego Museum of Art of nearly 100 works by Toulouse-Lautrec. Since then the Museum has circulated this collection as well as other pieces by this artist in the Museum’s permanent collection widely throughout the United States.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see these spectacular drawings, lithographs, posters, and paintings once again before the Museum undertakes a campaign to conserve and further research these important works.

Take a peek behind the scenes to watch the installation of the exhibition.

Thanks to a special collaboration with Vue, you are able to see a time-lapse video of the construction and installation of the exhibition. Watch as walls are relocated, paint is selected and applied, and works of art are installed.  A Vue wireless camera was placed in a “covert” location to record time-lapse scenes of the new installation. The recording is updated every few days, so keep checking to see the latest progress. You won’t believe some of the Belle Époque touches that were integrated into this exhibition!


Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris: Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection is organized by The San Diego Museum of Art and is generously sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Additional support is provided by members of the Museum and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant, 1892, lithograph. Gift of the Baldwin M. Baldwin Foundation, 1987:20.