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Historical Lab 5 Consistency of inner and outer spaces in European Art Nouveau architecture in Rīga – 5 September 2014


In the framework of the project Art Nouveau & Ecology supported by the programme Culture 2007-2013 of the European Commission, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, as a network of cities aiming to preserve, study and promote Art Nouveau at a European scale, organises a one-day symposium on 5 September 2014 on Consistency of inner and outer spaces in European Art Nouveau architecture in Rīga.

Please find the programme of the Historical Lab 

Register by email to maruta.briekmane@riga.lv or by fax at +371 67281184 before the 20th of August 2014!

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Picture: Rīga, Alberta iela 12, Staircase, architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns, 1903, Photo R.Salcevičs

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!


Picture: 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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Picture: Musem of Applied Arts, Budapest

Brussels Art nouveau. Around Gabriel Charle's houses (1868-1919) at the Halles Saint-Gery in Brussels – from 1 to 31 August 2014


Brussels is a region full of Historical buildings. In spite of a complexe history, the city has préserved buildings which are real pieces of Art around the year 1900.
The exhibition Around Gabriel Charle's houses (1868-1919) is an invitation to discover the intimacy of significant works of art from the architect and decorator Gabriel Charle in Brussels. 

Through a selection of important ornaments, detail foto's and original comments, the tour in the Halles Saint-Géry will make you appreciate a less known tendancy of Art nouveau in Brussels.

Open during August in the Halles Saint-Géry, a guided tour on request can give you more information about the exhibition.

Halles Saint-Géry
1 Place Saint-Géry, 1000 Bruxelles
Information about guided tour
Tel : 0032 498 70 11 03
E-mail : pierreanagnostopoulos@hotmail.com


Picture: Flyer of the exhibition

Summer at the Ecole de Nancy Museum in Nancy – from 2 July to 28 August 2014


Discover the Summer programme of the Ecole de Nancy Museum!
Activities for everyone:

A new Summer cycle: During the time of a work
Come to spend a very special moment during half-an-hour at the Ecole de Nancy Museum and at the Lorrain Museum
Every Wednesday from 5.00 to 5.30 pm

Ecole de Nancy Walks
Pedestrian guided tours “off-site”
On Saturdays at 11 am

Small extra for children! Sweets and Nature
A visit followed by a decoration for small cakes decorations!
Thursday 24 July, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm
For 7-11 years old children

Holiday workshop for the youngest: Treasure hunt Intrigues at the Museum, special artists
Choice of one session: Thursday 21 or 28 August, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm
For 7-11 years old children

Programme and sessions

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Just like the rest of the year, a guided tour of the Villa Majorelle is organised each Saturday and Sunday at 1.45 and 3.00 pm!


Picture: Corbin Property, Ecole de Nancy Museum, source: www.ecole-de-nancy.com

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