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The Toledo Museum of Art
This poster for the Toledo Museum of Art uses one of the museum collection's prized pieces, "Street in Tahiti" (1891) by French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. The poster was likely created in correspondence to the exhibition "Impressionism: Selections from Five American Museums" contributed to by the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition traveled to each of the participating museums from 1989-1990. The Toledo Museum of Art likely contributed this piece, among others, for its significance in Gauguin's career. "Street in Tahiti" was among the first group of paintings the artist created when he traveled to the island in an effort to escape European culture. He became enamored with the island and conveyed its liveliness and naturality through vibrant colors and heavy vegetation.