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13th edition of the Modernista Fair in Terrassa – from 9 to 19 May 2015


The thirteenth edition of the Modernista Fair will be held on 9 and 10 May 2015. The Modernist Fair is an interesting tourist experience that allows visitors to travel back in time to relive a weekend in Terrassa a hundred years ago. It is an initiative promoted by the City Council and has the support of organizations, associations, institutions, companies and establishments in the city, which confirms the high degree of dynamism of civil society Terrassa.

Modernista Fair was first held in 2003 and its popularity and prestige has increased year after year. It has received recognition by the Government of "local holiday tourist attractions of Catalonia", as well as awards from Catalonia Communication and Public Relations in the category of tourist activities held in our country, given January 2010 by the Catalan Association of Communication and Public Relations and the Foundation for the Development of Communication and Development. This has shown that the Modernist Fair of Terrassa is one of the most beautiful festivals in Catalonia.

Poster of the Fair

Programme in Catalan


Picture: Poster of the 2015 Fira Modernista, Terrassa

Exhibition Flora's Feast at the Halles Saint-Géry in Brussels – from 7 February to 27 April 2015


The floral pattern in Art Nouveau

The floral pattern is used in the decorative arts or architecture since time immemorial and in almost all cultures. However, at the time of Art Nouveau, it is reinvented in our area upon contact with Japan of which borders open from 1868. Our artists discover then how their colleagues looked at nature: Japanese artists accepted the nature how she presented itself in reality, with its imperfections and its fragilities, and enhanced its particularities through their art. Flowers that can be found on Japanese fabrics, lacquered items or engravings presented a surprising aspect, sometimes tortuous, even withered, which was not habitual in our area. This new look at nature opened new ways of inspiration to our Belgian artists, withered with the academic repertoire. Our Art Nouveau overflows thus of original interpretations of the flower, under all its forms and colors. Our exhibition presents to you several examples through, among others, some posters, stained-glasses or sgraffitos from Brussels.

Curator: Guy Conde-Reis
Scientific collaboration : Françoise Aubry (Horta Museum, Saint-Gilles) et Eric Hennaut (Pechère Library).

This exhibition organised by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network at the initiative of the Monuments and Sites Directorate of the Brussels Regional Public Service in the framework of the "Art Nouveau & Ecology" project.

A book, in progress, will develop the subject (publishing around March).

Poster of the exhibition

More information


Picture: Poster of the exhibition "Flora's Feast", 2010 © DMS, SPRB

Travelling exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 2 in Milan, Regione Lombardia – from 26 March to 24 April 2015


Organised by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the framework of the European project "Art Nouveau & Ecology" (2010-2015) supported by the Culture 2007-2013 programme of the European Commission, the exhibition comprises two identical concurrent exhibitions and has begun its journey to all partner cities in October 2013.

After Aveiro, the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 2 will be presented in Milan at the Exhibition Space of the Palazzo Lombardia, seat of the Regione Lombardia, sixth step of its European journey, from 26 March until 24 April 2015.

This exhibition is free and bilingual Italian-English.

Poster of the event

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Do not forget that the double of the exhibition, The Nature of Art Nouveau 1, is still presented in Ljubljana at the Narodni Muzej Slovenije (National Museum of Slovenia) until 19 April 2015!


Picture: Poster of the exhibition "The Nature of Art Nouveau - La Natura dell'Art Nouveau", 2015 © RANN

Travelling exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 1 in Ljubljana – from 20 January to 19 April 2015


Organised by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the framework of the European project "Art Nouveau & Ecology" (2010-2015) supported by the Culture 2007-2013 programme of the European Commission, the exhibition comprises two identical concurrent exhibitions and has begun its journey to all partner cities in October 2013.

After Barcelona, the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 1 will be presented in Ljubljana at the Narodni Muzej Slovenije, fifth step of its European journey, from 20 January until 19 April 2015.

This exhibition is free and bilingual Slovene-English.

Poster and leaflet of the event

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Do not forget that the double of the exhibition, The Nature of Art Nouveau 2, is still presented in Aveiro at the Galeria da Antiga Capitania do Porto until 27 February!


Picture: Poster of the exhibition "The Nature of Art Nouveau - Nova Umetnost in narava", 2014 © RANN

Guided tours and workshops for families Daddy, Mummy, Horta and me ! at the Horta Museum in Brussels – from 7 to 17 April 2015


During the school vacations, the Horta Museum will open its doors on Mornings to the children and parents for an adapted visit to each age. The space of the servants of the house will be exceptionally open for the occasion.
The visit will take the shape of a role-play for the oldest and a treasure hunt for the youngest and enables to discover an a pro-active way the extraordinary house and Victor Horta’s wonderful universe.
After the visit, a creative workshop will be offered, so that everyone can create a work inspired from Nature, in relation with Art Nouveau – different workshop each week (stained-glass, mosaic, mural painting, Art Nouveau house in paper, animals in paper).

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Practical information:
Spring holidays: from 7 to 17 April 2015
Summer holidays: from 30 June to 1st August 2015

From Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 12.30 am
Price per mornings: 8,00 € / adult and 5,00€ / child
Registration by phone : 0032 (0)2 543 04 90
Or by e-mail : info@hortamuseum.be
Be careful: groups are limited to 10 persons maximum per morning and only available for adults accompanied by children from 6 to 12 years-old.


Picture: Victor Horta, detail, Horta Museum, Brussels, 1898-1901

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
CCN - Rue du Progrès 80, B. 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium