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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

Exhibition Ways to Modernism at the MAK in Vienna – from 17 December 2014 to 19 April 2015


Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) and Adolf Loos (1870–1933) were the most important architects and designers in Vienna around 1900 in the generation after Otto Wagner. They developed two contrary approaches to the expression of individuality and self-realization among modern consumers. Josef Hoffmann followed a revolutionary path that led to the creation of utilitarian objects and architecture as aesthetic products in an ever-changing array of new designs. Adolf Loos pursued an evolutionary strategy that viewed utilitarian objects and architecture not as art products, but as the discrete background for individual lifestyles. These two contrary mindsets represent fundamental interpretations of the tasks of modern architects and designers as well as different images of modern lifestyles of the emancipated citizen.

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Picture: Portraits of Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos, 1903 © MAK, Vienna

Exhibition The Norwegian Japonism at the Jugendsilsenteret in Ålesund – from 26 September 2014 to 7 April 2015


The movement that is now spreading from Japan across Europe”

This quote from the Norwegian artist Gerhard Munthe (1849–1929) refers to one of the main trends in European art from the mid-19th century through the early decades of the 20th century.

In 1853, Japan opened its borders to the outside world after 200 years of isolation. This lead to a cult of all things Japanese among European artists – a movement labelled as Japonism from the 1860s–70s onward. This Japanese-inspired art did not constitute a style as such, but greatly influenced a number of styles in European art. In the 1880s and 1890s, Japonism became a major ingredient of the Art Nouveau style. In Norway, Art Nouveau peaked in popularity in the years between 1890 and 1910.

This exhibition looks at the connections between the Art Nouveau style, the nation-building project in Norway, and the Japonism movement as expressed in Norwegian Art Nouveau. Starting with Gerhard Munthe, considered the leading proponent of Japonism in Norway, the exhibition highlights connections between Japonism and the distinct national character of Norwegian Art Nouveau in terms of technique, range of motifs, format, and choice of materials.

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Picture: Color woodcut on paper by Fujimaru Kitagawa, Japan. Probably the first half of the 1800th century © Jugendstilsenteret, Aalesund

Final symposium Art Nouveau in Europe: Visions and Revisions at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana – on 20 March 2015


The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, as a network of cities aiming to preserve, study and promote Art Nouveau at a European scale, organizes the final symposium of its European project Art Nouveau & Ecology supported by the Culture programme 2007-2013 of the European Commission.

This one-day symposium, Art Nouveau in Europe: Visions and Revisions, will take place on 20 March 2015 at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana.

Three international keynote speakers will talk on the past, present and future of Art Nouveau.
They will then exchange experience, knowledge and visions with Art Nouveau experts and professionals from the Network as well as with the audience during a round table.

The morning session will be followed by the presentation of results of the European project Art Nouveau & Ecology and the future challenges.
To conclude the final event, Penelope Denu, official representative of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, will award the RANN with the certification of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

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Free entrance/compulsory registration - Register online


Picture: Jože Plečnik, Villa Langer, front façade (Vienna 1900-1901) © Photo: Miran Kambič

Travelling exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 2 in Aveiro – from 1 December 2014 to 27 February 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 Bad Nauheim, the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 2 will be presented in Aveiro at the Galeria da Antiga Capitania do Porto, fifth step of its European journey, from 1 December until 27 February 2015.

This exhibition is free and bilingual Portuguese-English.

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Do not forget that the double of the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 1 is presented in Barcelona at the Museu del Disseny until 6 January 2015!


Picture: Poster of the exhibition "The Nature of Art Nouveau - Naturezas da Arte Nova", 2014 © RANN

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