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Visits Mackintosh's journey from student to master architect at GSA - from 1 July to 30 September 2014


During the Summer, and after, discover Mackintosh's story at the GSA, from student to master architect, on an hour long tour with our award-winning guides.

Explore Mackintosh's inspiration, education and the relationships he formed at the School.

Uncover architectural gems in the local area and examine the exterior of Mackintosh's Masterwork, The Glasgow School of Art.

More information and Online booking


Photo: A visit at the GSA, source: www.gsa.ac.uk

Release of the 10th issue of the Bruxelles Patrimoines Magazine


The Monuments & Sites Department of the Brussels Regional Public Service has just published the 10th issue of the Bruxelles Patrimoines Magazine which focuses on the Art Nouveau and Art déco architect Jean-Baptiste Dewin.

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Photo: Cover of the 10th issue of the Bruxelles Patrimoines Magazine

Exhibition Art Nouveau in the Netherlands at the Riga Art Nouveau Museum - from 3 July to 12 October 2014


The exhibition has been organized in co-operation with the Dutch Art historian and collector Frederik Erenc.
It displays the uniqueness of the Dutch Art Nouveau with all its characteristic features such as the rationalist school, decorative Art Nouveau, the Asian influences and other movements.

Besides the exhibition, everyone is invited to join a meeting with the Dutch Art historians and collector Frederik Erenc to get more acquainted with the Dutch Art Nouveau heritage on 3 and 4 July at 4 pm!

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Photo: Exhibition Art Nouveau in the Netherlands, source: www.jugendstils.riga.lv

2000 archives of Victor Horta found by the Archives of modern Architecture in Brussels – on 2 July 2014


Some archives of Victor Horta, of which the complete ones of the Palais des beaux-Arts, were found among other documents by the Archives of modern Architecture. As the Belgian Newspaper Le Soir reveals it, two thousand plans and sketches of the Belgian master found themselves among numerous other archives, which were stored in a building in Schaerbeek released by the entrepreneur Blaton.
The Archives of modern architecture received all these documents as a donation.

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Photo: Plans of the Palais des beaux-Arts, Brussels. Source: www.telebruxelles.net

The Ecole de Nancy represented in the exhibition Paris 1900. The city of entertainment at the Petit Palais in Paris – from 2 April to 17 August 2014


The Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy is proud to present several works of its collections on the occasion of the exhibition Paris 1900. The city of entertainment which takes place from 2 April to 17 August 2014. The visitors will be then able to rediscover Victor Prouvé’s The Night or book covers of Camille Martin...

The exhibition Paris 1900. The City of Entertainment is an invitation to the public to relive the splendour of the French capital at the time when the Paris Exposition Universelle was heralding the arrival of the 20th century.

Discover OFF, the Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy’s blog

More information about the exhibition


Photo: Victor Prouvé, bowl La Nuit. Nancy, MEN.Picture C. Philippot

Exhibition Toward the light at the Museum Künstlerkolonie, Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt – from 17 May to 14 September 2014


TOWARD THE LIGHT The Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914

The anniversary exhibition to Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914 at the Mathildenhöhe (on the day exactly 100 years after this last historic Great Exhibition after the ones in 1901, 1904 and 1908 - presents with works by Albin Müller, Bernhard Hoetger, Elizabeth Duncan, Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens, Emanuel Josef Margold, Arnold Mendelssohn and Heinrich Jobst the whole spectrum of creative work from architecture and painting to sculpture and applied arts to music and dance. Historical documents and works of art highlight the importance of this exhibition before the great war.

To bring alive the spirit of the Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914, the Künstlerkolonie Museum (Artists' Colony Museum) presents both paintings, sculptures, drawings, jewelry and photographs from the Municipal Art Collection of Darmstadt as well as valuable loans from public and private collections. They bear witness to the unbroken optimism of modernity, which ruled in the Darmstadt Artists' Colony until the outbreak of the First World War and which is still noticeable on the Mathildenhöhe.

Curator of the exhibition: Dr. Philipp Gutbrod, collection curator and curator, Institute Mathildenhöhe

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Photo: Poster of the exhibition "Toward the light - The Artists’ Colony Exhibition 1914"

Exhibition From the Archive at the Jugendstilsenteret in Alesund – from 25 April to 14 September 2014


"FRA ARKIVET"

The Jugendstilsenteret (Art Nouveau Centre) in Ålesund has invited the artists Elsebeth Jørgensen (DK) and Helene Sommer (NO) to create new works of art based on the Art Nouveau Centre's collection and archives, as well as on Ålesund’s architecture, its surroundings and its many stories.

They have been encouraged to investigate the stories contained within this visual and historical material, and the new narratives and expressions that can be created with this in mind.

The exhibition is on the 2nd floor of the Art Nouveau Centre.

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Photo: Helene Sommer, Om måser og gråstein - About gulls and granite(2014), Jugendstilsenteret

Exhibition And yet there was Art! at the Leopold Museum in Vienna – from 9 May to 15 September 2014


Austria 1914–1918

The assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo was the fatal trigger of World War I. One hundred years on, the Leopold Museum is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to the fate of Austrian artists (Egon Schiele, Albin Egger-Lienz, Anton Kolig, Kolo Moser, Gustav Klimt...) who were active between 1914 and 1918.

Selected works by contemporary artists from Italy, Romania, Russia and Serbia – the countries that Austria-Hungary fought on the frontlines during World War I – create a connection to the present. Presented in the exhibition are 200 works, 40 of which hail from the collection of the Leopold Museum, 30 from the Leopold Collection II and 130 from public and private Austrian and international lenders. The historical objects are complemented by contemporary art interventions.

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Photo: Egon Schiele, One-Year Volunteer Lance-Corporal, 1916 (c) Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1418

Exhibition Line and shape at the Leopold Museum in Vienna – from 23 May to 20 October 2014


100 Master Drawings from the Leopold Collection

The collection of the Leopold Museum Private Foundation comprises approximately 5.400 works. 3.400 of these are works on paper, predominantly watercolors and drawings. Already in 2010 the Leopold Museum showed a representative selection of the Leopold Collection’s best watercolors in the presentation »Hidden Treasures«. The present exhibition »Line and Shape« unites 100 eminent examples of masterful draftsmanship of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition affords interesting insights into the abundant compilation of drawings acquired by Rudolf Leopold during his 40 years of collecting art and features works by some of the best draftsmen of the 20th century, including Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Alfred Kubin. The number and extraordinary quality of these works from the Leopold Collection is unrivalled by most other museums.

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Photo: Koloman Moser, Dancer (Design draft for a metal Relief), 1904 (c) Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1692

Exhibition Masters of Art Nouveau at the Museum of Applied Arts of Budapest in Budapest – from 24 May to 31 August 2014


The exhibition of the Art Nouveau collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, which met with success in the Musei Capitolini in Rome this spring, is on display in Budapest from 24 May, 2013.

The main emphasis of the programme 2013 of the Museum of Applied Arts is to display this internationally significant Art Nouveau collection both to the national and international public. Part of the Hungarian-Italian Cultural Year 2013 this spring the Museum of Applied Arts organised a large-scale exhibition displaying almost 100 objects in the Musei Capitolini in Rome, which exhibition can now be seen in the Üllői street building.

It represents the technological and artistic innovations of the heyday of Secessionism with outstanding artefacts from the period between the Paris Universal Exposition 1889 and the Turin Universal Exposition of Decorative Art 1911 and shows the influences among the different artistic fields and among the artists from different nationalities.
The glass and ceramic objects –masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Émile Gallé, the Daum brothers and the Zsolnay factory- which form the main part of the exhibition are enriched by jewels (René Lalique) and tapestries (József Rippl-Rónai, Otto Eckmann).

More information about the exhibition, the Museum and discover the amazing 360 degree virtual tour of the exhibition!


Photo: János Buch, Architectural ceramics for façade decoration, manufactured by the Zsolnay factoryPécs, 1911

Exhibition The Bigot Pavilion – Art Nouveau Architectural Ceramics from Paris at the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest – from 26 April 2013 to 31 August 2014


In 2013, the Budapest ensemble of Alexandre Bigot’s monumental architectural ceramics can be seen for the first time since the Paris World's Fair of 1900. The ensemble was acquired with government funds by the director Jenő Radisics at the Paris Universal Exposition 1900 and has never been on display so far.

Alexander Bigot’s pavilion constructed of Art Nouveau architectural sample pieces –wall revetments, fireplace frames, columns with plastic decorations, brackets, friezes- was bought entirely by the museum and was transported to Budapest after the exposition. The objects were deposited in the huge basement of the Museum of Applied Arts.
The designers of the architectural ceramics were such outstanding French architects and sculptors of the period like Jules Lavirotte (1864-1924) or Paul Jouve (1878-1973). Similar pieces of architectural ceramics displayed at the exhibition can be found on facades of several Art Nouveau apartment buildings and palaces in Paris even today.

The present exhibition hints at the future of the museum, expressing the desire that many hidden artworks in the collection, such as these, should be displayed – something which will only be possible after the reconstruction of the building designed by Ödön Lechner.

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Photo: Musem of Applied Arts, Budapest

Call for applications 2014 Heritage Prize in Schaerbeek, Brussels – 8 August 2014


Heritage in the public's eye

Launched in 2010 at the instigation of the deputy burgomaster for heritage Cécile Jodogne, the heritage biennial prize is in its third edition. The aim? Reward and promote private initiatives and associations in favor of the built heritage of our beautiful town.

With an amount of 3,600 euros to be divided among the winners, two types of achievements are aimed at this award:
On the one hand, the restoration of buildings initiated by individuals in accordance with the original architectural features;
On the other hand, the work done by organizations to raise awareness of heritage or its enhancing through various means (publication, exhibition, workshops ...) in connection with the Municipality of Schaerbeek.

The heritage in Schaerbeek is exceptional; actions to preserve it should be encouraged!

Free participation

The application form as well as the regulation rules of the contest are available at the Urban planning Department : office-bureau 2.07, town hall - Hôtel communal, Place Colignon – 0032 (0)2/244.72.04 urbanisme@schaerbeek.irisnet.be)

Deadline to submit the applications: Friday 8 August 2014 at 1 pm


Photo: Schaerbeek, Brussels

Exhibition At the Origins of a Myth: Klimt at the Palazzo Reale in Milan – until 13 July 2014


The exhibition, organized by the Municipality of Milan, Palazzo Reale, 24 ORE Cultura and Arthemisia Group, in collaboration with the Belvedere Museum in Vienna and curated by Alfred Weidinger, said Klimt scholar and deputy director of the Belvedere, presents for the first time in Milan some of the most famous masterpieces from the most important museums.

The exhibition aims to investigate family relationships and emotional Klimt, exploring the beginnings of his career at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna and his great passion for theatre and music through the exhibition of works coming from other important museums, including several masterpieces such as Adam and Eve, Judith II , Sonnenblume and Bewegtes Wasser.

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Photo: Fuochi fatui, Gustav Klimt, 1903, Private collection. Source: www.klimtmilano.it

50 years of the Ecole de Nancy Museum in Nancy – 26 June 2014


THE ECOLE DE NANCY MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS 50 YEARS!

In June 1964, the Ecole de Nancy Museum was opened in Eugène Corbin’s house, patron and collector of the Ecole de Nancy who gave a large part of his works to the City of Nancy in 1935. This donation is at the root of this unique museum in France, totally devoted to an artistic movement, the Art Nouveau of Nancy.

The museum will celebrate, on 26 June 2014, the fiftieth anniversary of its opening and invite you on this occasion, to come to discover or rediscover its collections.

Free entrance from 10 am to 8 pm.

A gift will officially be given to a person born on 26 June 1964, in the framework of the operation Born on 26 June at 10 am
Official memorial ceremony at 11 am
Dedication session of books published by the Association of the Ecole de Nancy Museum Friends from 2 pm
Free tour at 3 pm and 6 pm “From the Corbin Museum to the Ecole de Nancy Museum” (without registration, subject to availability)
Musical activities from 4 pm to 8 pm in the garden, around the 60’s, by “OnVousPasseraDesDisques”

27, 28 and 29 June
Free tour at 3 pm, “From the Corbin Museum to the Ecole de Nancy Museum” (without registration, subject to availability) Entrance fee to the museum: 6€

During all June 2014 : operation Born on 26 June !
If you are born on 26 June (and whatever the year), the museum invites you to come to collect a gift during all June! The offer is limited to the 50 first persons who will appear to the checkout with their ID card, at opening days and hours of the museum.

More information about the anniversary
Press release of the event and press pack of the event
Flyer


Photo: Poster of the event

Open house at the Otto Wagner Hofpavillon Hietzing in Vienna– on 21 to 22 June 2014


At the Hietzing subway station stands “Pavillon des k.u.k. Allerhöchsten Hofes” (“Pavillon of the k.u.k. of the highest Court”) designed by Otto Wagner and opened in 1899. He served to the emperor and his guests and members of the court as entry and exit point when they travelled once with the Wiener Stadtbahn.
The central space of the Hofpavillon, the waiting room of the Emperor, contained a table and chairs in front of a view of Vienna by Carl Moll. Here was also a desk so that the Emperor was able to work during the waiting period. And it was possible to send telegrams from the loggia.

Due to disrepair, the site of the Vienna Museum had to be closed for a few years. Thanks to an extensive renovation by the construction and building management of the City of Vienna (MA 34) the architectural jewel is once again open to the public.

Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22 from 10 am to 18 pm
Free admission on both days!

Thereafter, the Pavilion will be open every Saturday and Sunday 10-18 clock.

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Photo: Wolfgang Thaler, © Wien Museum

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

 

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union