Ongoing and upcoming Art Nouveau exhibitions, visits and more...
Art and Design in the Modern Age: selections from the Wolfsonian Collection
Art and Design in the Modern Age provides an intriguing overview of The Wolfsonian's exceptional holdings and showcases the museum's collection, which spans the period 1885 to 1945. The nearly 300 works on display provide insight into the ways design has influenced and adapted to the modern world. The installation explores the many focal points of The Wolfsonian's collection, including design-reform movements, architecture, urbanism, industrial design, transportation, world's fairs, advertising, political propaganda, and labor iconography.
Inaugurated in November 1996, this ongoing exhibition is periodically updated.
New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture, including the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries
The New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture are reopening with renovated rooms and 8,000 square feet of additional gallery space—the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries—to showcase works from 1800 through the early twentieth century. The renovated galleries feature all of the Museum's most loved nineteenth-century paintings, which have been on permanent display in the past, as well as works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Soutine, Matisse, Picasso, and other early modern artists. Among the many additions are a full-room assembly of "The Wisteria Dining Room," a French art nouveau interior designed by Lucien Levy Dhurmer shortly before World War I that is the only complete example of its kind in the United States; Henry Lerolle's enormous The Organ Rehearsal (a church interior of 1885); a group of newly accessioned nineteenth-century landscape oil sketches; and a selection of rarely exhibited paintings by an international group of artists.
Museum of Catalan Modernista Art
Barcelona's first museum devoted exclusively to Modernisme opened on 19 March 2010. Containing works by leading Catalan artists, it is housed in a Modernista building at Carrer Balmes 48, designed by architect Enric Sagnier. The museum is the result of a private initiative by art collectors and gallery owners Fernando Pinós and Maria Guirao, who have assembled in an area of 1,000 square metres a total of 350 works in the fields of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts. The 42 artists represented include Gaudí, Busquets, Llimona, Arnau, Casas, Renart, Rusiñol, Gargallo and Anglada Camarassa.
DECADES OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 1900–1970
The exhibition explores the history of building in the 20th century against a background of Finnish society, taking into account economic, political and technological developments. These factors have always influenced not only the volume of building but also the architectural shapes. Phenomena connected with construction are viewed from a broad perspective, and from larger to smaller; from urban planning to façade materials and interior decoration.
Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900
From the birth of Danish painting through the famous Golden Age of Danish art to the dawn of Modernism.
The major features of Danish and Nordic art over 150 years are unfolded in a display that features both an historic overview and special themes of immediate relevance to contempoary life, while also focusing on artists of particular importance. At the same time, this display casts light on some of the more overlooked chapters in the history of Danish art.
"L’Epopée des Slaves" d’Alfons Mucha exposée à Prague après 84 ans d’absence
« L’Epopée des Slaves », l’œuvre magistrale du maître de l’Art Nouveau, est de nouveau exposée à Prague. Mucha avait réalisé ce cycle de 20 toiles pour la capitale tchèque mais il n’y fut exposé qu’une seule fois, en 1928.
C’est un événement pour Prague. Mucha avait réalisé cette œuvre comme un testament pour la ville et pour le peuple tchécoslovaque. Les 20 toiles présentent l’histoire des slaves depuis leurs origines (Les Slaves dans leur site préhistorique) jusqu’au XXe siècle (L’Apothéose des Slaves). Dans un contrat passé en 1913 avec l’américain slavophile et mécène Charles Crane, l’artiste avait promis d’offrir son Epopée à Prague à condition que cette dernière construise un bâtiment spécialement pour accueillir le cycle de 20 œuvres. Mais l’édifice ne vit jamais le jour.
Depuis le 10 mai 2012, 84 ans plus tard, L’Epopée des Slaves est donc de nouveau dans la capitale tchèque. Le cycle est exposé au même endroit, dans le hall de l’ancien Palais des foires (Veletrzni Palac). Le directeur de la Galerie municipale de Prague a annoncé à l’AFP que l’exposition durerait 5 ans. « De nouveaux systèmes de chauffage, d’air conditionné et d’éclairage ont été installés afin d’assurer des conditions stables pour ces tableaux précieux ».
Winter Park, Florida
Secrets of Tiffany Glassmaking
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) began his work in glass with the same tools and ingredients that had been used by artisans for thousands of years before him. Tiffany took the science of glassmaking, however, and elevated it to an art form of new brilliance and beauty. Under his watch, teams of talented designers and craftspeople translated Tiffany’s all-encompassing vision into some of the most memorable glass creations of our time. Tiffany’s studio system was not a simple enterprise; he needed specialized employees—a hierarchy of artists and artisans—to accomplish his goals. This exhibition, updated and reinstalled on September 4, 2012, addresses the processes that Tiffany’s many companies used to produce everything from glass mosaics and molded buttons to leaded-glass lamps and windows.
Nouvelles galeries consacrées au mobilier
Le Victoria & Albert Museum ouvre le 1er décembre ses nouvelles galeries consacrées au mobilier, qui possèdent de nombreuses oeuvres Art nouveau.
Vital Art Nouveau 1900
The exhibition to be held in the Municipal House in Prague will present a selection of the most outstanding works of Czech and European Art Nouveau art from the holdings of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. The exhibition is intended to show the Art Nouveau arts and crafts as part of the ground-breaking, forward-looking trends and emancipation efforts that evolved in the late 19th century, as a reformist art movement that strove for “the multiplication and intensification of life”. The display will therefore explore the Art Nouveau aesthetic both in terms of modern artist designers' creative ambitions and the new zest for life that swept society as a whole. Masterpieces of decorative art exhibited at the famous Paris World’s Fair of 1900 will be on display, alongside works influenced by the various currents of thought popular at the time (such as the theories of Vitalism and Spiritism), as well as the formal and stylistic innovations in glassware, ceramics and furniture. Other areas will cover the radical changes in life style as reflected in interior design, the visual style of poster art and fashion.
A self-service multimedia tablets presentation will be available to visitors, which will provide further information on selected items on view, their creators and the period context. The presentation will also offer 3D scans of Art Nouveau objects that were produced in the framework of the Partage Plus European project, along with online access to digitized foundations for European Art Nouveau art on the Europeana portal, drawn from the collections of prominent European institutions.
A comprehensive catalogue featuring more than 400 items on display will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Open daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
24.12. open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 31.12. open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Around 1914: Design in a New Age
European Galleries, Level 3
One hundred years ago, the ROM opened its doors to the public. Europe was plunged into the Great War. This cataclysmic world event marked the end of a social-political system that had existed for centuries and signalled the birth of the modern movement. It changed the way people looked at their lives and viewed their future.
Around 1914: Design in a New Age, explores a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation as artists struggled to reconcile quality design with the emergence of mass production, and the new materials made available with technology.
With works by key designers of this era including: Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Archibald Knox, Charles Robert Ashbee, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Gallé, Edward Colonna, Taxile Doat, Louis Majorelle, Carlo Bugatti, Galileo Chini, Chris van der Hoef, Georg Jensen, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustave Siegel Josef Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Max Laeuger, Richard Riemerschmid, and Walter Gropius.
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A preeminent artist of Belle Époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts. This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.
Organized thematically, the exhibition explores five subjects that together create a portrait of Lautrec’s Paris. A section devoted to café-concerts and dance halls examines the rise of nightlife culture in France through the depiction of famous venues, including the celebrated Moulin Rouge. Another focuses on the actresses, singers, dancers, and performers who sparked the artist’s imagination and served as his muses, including Yvette Guilbert, acclaimed dancer Loie Fuller, and close friend Jane Avril. Lautrec’s sympathetic images of women are evident in a group of works that includes his landmark Elles portfolio, depicting prostitutes during nonworking hours, in quiet moments of introspection. Lautrec’s role in Paris’s artistic community is explored in a section devoted to his creative circle, highlighting designs for song sheets for the popular music that flooded Paris’s café-concerts, programs for the avant-garde theatrical productions that he attended, and his contributions to magazines and intellectual reviews. A final section looks at the pleasures of the capital, from horse racing at Longchamp and promenading on the Bois de Boulogne, to the new fad for ice skating and the enduring appeal of Paris’s culture of gastronomy.
The accompanying publication highlights the Museum’s collection of prints and posters by Lautrec, with an introductory essay on the artist and five illustrated thematic sections that explore belle époque Paris as seen through Lautrec’s eyes, by Sarah Suzuki.
Organized by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA.
The exhibition is supported by the MoMA Annual Exhibition Fund.
Paint and wallpaper provided by Farrow & Ball.
Art Nouveau and Victor Horta
Promenade guidée sur l’Architecture Art Nouveau et le musée Victor Horta.
Suivez la naissance et le développement de ce style à travers ses témoins et découvrez les plus belles réalisations des maîtres de l’Art nouveau qui maniaient le fer, le verre, le bois et la pierre dans une infinie variété de formes et de courbes.
Tous les jours : Rendez-vous à 14h00 au pied de l’Hôtel de Ville, situé sur la Grand Place.
La visite guidée dure 3h
En français, anglais et espagnol
Prix par personne 25€ (étudiants 15€)
Organisé par Bravo Discovery sprl
Métamorphoses Trois siècles de développement urbain à Schaerbeek
Exposition permanente dès le 28 aout – Galerie de l’Hôtel communal
Le long mur au dessus de la salle des guichets va accueillir une exposition, conçue par l’Association pour l’étude du bâti, qui évoque comment Schaerbeek, petit village rural, est devenu la commune de 130.000 habitants que nous connaissons.
En 1777 c’est la verte campagne, Schaerbeek compte 1138 habitants essentiellement autour de l’ancienne église St-Servais. On y cultive les légumes et la fameuse griotte.
Vers 1850, la ville se déploie, le tracé royal se prolonge sur le territoire de Schaerbeek, on construit l’église Ste-Marie, la gare du Nord. Schaerbeek a désormais 11500 habitants.
Dans la seconde moitié du XIXème Victor Besme et Octave Houssa sont les deux visionnaires du développement du grand Bruxelles pour le premier et de Schaerbeek pour le second. Schaerbeek, entre 1890 à 1914, passe de 50000 à 100000 habitants ! Pour cette nouvelle population, la commune s’équipe : un hôtel communal somptueux, des parcs, des écoles, des bâtiments publics et des équipements sportifs….
L’entre deux-guerres voit naitre le quartier Terdelt et celui des Fleurs. Les années 60-70 l’arrivée de la RTBF/VRT et la construction de la tour Brusilia….
Aujourd’hui la zone de la gare Josaphat et le site de la RTBF sont les nouveaux enjeux de la ville de demain. A côté de ces vastes projets, des aménagements locaux, au cœur des quartiers complètent le panorama d’une commune en changement.
Une initiative de l’échevinat de l’urbanisme, du patrimoine et de la rénovation urbaine
Avec le soutien du Collège des Bourgmestre et Echevins de la Commune de Schaerbeek
Conception : L’Association pour l’Étude du Bâti - APEB
Scénographie et graphisme : Juliette de Patoul
Horaires d’ouverture de l’Hôtel communal
Galerie du 1er étage – Accès libre
As of now, the Brohan Museum in a changing exhibition architecture, a new presentation of the rich holdings of the Art Nouveau period to see. Be shown, for example, works of the Paris World Fair in 1900, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Wiener Werkstätte, artists and companies such as Alfons Mucha, Alfred Grenander, Henry van de Velde, Johann Loetz., Peter Behrens and Bruno Paul. The exhibition features furniture, artwork, porcelain, glass, textiles and metal.
The Art Nouveau is represented in the new presentation as a social phenomenon. Whatever one may call the movement - whether Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Secession style or Stile Liberty - it was more than just a style. Behind this was rather an attempt to develop a new, comprehensive all areas of life aesthetics. There creative answers were sought on contradictions, which were connected directly or indirectly with industrialization. Nature was not only a source of inspiration for a new ornamentation, but also a model for a better life model. Symbolism, dreamy and fairytale worlds shaped the motives and were often rather unpleasant reality of everyday life.
Courses: From Rococo to Art Nouveau: 1720-1900
YEAR COURSE: Gain a unique perspective on one of the most dynamic periods in the history of European art. Consider the relationship between the visual arts and the wider political and cultural context of the period and explore themes such as taste, patronage and the art market. This course encompasses Rococo, Romanticism, Impressionism and Art Nouveau. It not only covers the fine arts, such as painting and sculpture, but also design, architecture and popular visual culture.
The programme of lectures, together with close examination of important objects in the V&A’s collections, demonstrate the complex changes taking place in various branches of the visual arts over a 200-year period.
Course Director: Dr Kathy McLauchlan
Seminar Room Three
£1,750 per year, £1,400 concessions £730 per term, £550 concessions £60 per day, £45 concessions
Full year and term tickets are available via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays)
One day tickets are available online and via the bookings office.