Light. Whether it’s natural or artificial, decorative or useful, diffused or in a beam, high up under ceilings or very close to you, in your pocket, light is a source of energy used every day. 

Art Nouveau architects gave it pride of place in their designs. As a symbol of the outdoors, they sought to flood homes with light, because during long working days (in a professional practice, in an artist’s or craftsman’s studio, or in a factory), light is a window onto the calm, relaxing outdoors. 

In the midst of the energy crisis, RANN invites you to take advantage of the 12th World Art Nouveau Day to draw inspiration from the ideas of the architects of the time and see solutions for the present through a series of podcasts.

And, as always, we invite you to take part in our legendary photo competition. This year, you can enter three 3 categories based on the theme of light:

  • Heritage by night
  • Golden hour
  • Lighting

Send us your photos by e-mail to, together with your entry form, before 31st of May. The photos received will then be posted on the RANN Facebook page from 1st to 10ntof June and the public will vote (the most likes). The winners will be announced during the World Art Nouveau Day on 10 June 2024 on the Facebook page and on the Réseau Art Nouveau Network website.

📜 Rules:
✍️ Form:



Budapest – Iparművészeti Múzeum

5 June 2024, Wednesday – 6pm to 7.30 pm
Lecture – Lalique and the light: from plique-a-jour enamel to glass, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, from jewelry to perfume bottles and other decorations
Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12.
Ágnes Prékopa, art historian, Library, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

6 June 2024, Thursday – 6pm to 7.30pm
Lecture – Restoration works of the chandelier of French Salon in Villa Ráth
Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12. Barnabás
Wölfinger, glass designer

7 June 2024, Friday – 6pm to 7.30pm
Lecture – „Shiny” plans in the Archive of the Museum of Applied Arts
Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12
Eszter Marosi, art historian, Archive, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

8 June 2024, Saturday – WORLD ART NOUVEAU DAY
10am to 10.45am – lecture
Flashing lights – The restored chandeliers of Villa Ráth
Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12
Gábor Juhász, chief restorer, Metalware Department, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
11am to 12.30pm – guided tour
The lights of Art Nouveau

Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12
Ildikó Pandur, art historian, Head of Metalware Department, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
10am to 3pm – workshop
The painted light” – lantern maker workshop

Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12
Dóra Borsai, Julianna Joó, and Melinda Péterfy, museum educators, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
10am to 3pm (12pm – 13pm lunch break) – face painting
Faces of brilliance – face painting with UV light
Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12
Gyöngyvér Niklai, nursery educator, Head of MIM workshop
1pm to 2pm – lecture
Licht und Luft: The effect of light on health and its role in Art Nouveau architecture
Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12
Eszter Baldavári, art historian, curator
2.30pm to 4.30pm – city walk
Sunlight, glass, bronze chandelier –
The role of light in the architecture at the turn of the century
Meeting point: 1077 Budapest, Almássy tér 17
Zsófia Hutvágner, curator, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest fee: 5,500 HUF / person
2pm to 2.45pm – lecture
The restoration works of the Art Nouveau candlastick designed by the Belgian François Hoosemans

Location: Villa Ráth, 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 12
Ottó Hargitai, chief restorer, Metalware Department, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
7pm to 9.30pm – city walk
Glamorous Art Nouveau – night city walk in big city lights

Departure: Bajza street metro station
W Budapest Hotel – 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 25
Guides: Julianna Joó and Melinda Péterfy, art historians, museum educators
max. 20 persons
5,500 HUF / person

For the World Art Nouveau Day (8 June 2024), a discounted daily ticket for HUF 1,600 is available, with which all programs and the permanent exhibition “Our Art Nouveau” can also be visited.
Fee of city walks: 5,500 HUF / person / walk

MONS – Maison losseau

Symbolic vegetation: Literature and Art Nouveau; Maeterlinck at the Maison Losseau

Under the aegis of the European Art Nouveau Network, the Maison Losseau is devoting the events of JMAN 2024 to light, but also, in keeping with its history and missions, to literature. In Léon Losseau’s private mansion, the public is invited to take part in a stroll that will compare the elements of the décor with the collection Serres chaudes and the Chansons by Maeterlinck, whose 75th death anniversary is being commemorated in 2024…

We asked a young artist from Roubaix, Keïnoudji Gongolo, to freely explore the possibility of these subtle exchanges between the Maison Losseau, Maeterlinck’s poetry and her unique sensibility as a visual artist, video and textile designer, who also loves words and books. In April, Keïnoudji stayed at the Maison Losseau as part of a creative residency, before moving in or revisiting it in June with the devices that make up her work.

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Putting Art Nouveau and the social, political, ideological and, of course, aesthetic dynamics that ran through it into perspective with the literature of the period, particularly Symbolist literature, is highly relevant.

From 1890 to 1910, Art Nouveau overturned academicism and the hierarchy of the arts to create a new aesthetic. The connections between the arts and a literature that was itself in the throes of change invite us to examine the tensions of a complex era, on the eve of the First World War. Many authors of the period were also breaking with the canons of academicism. In poetry, they abandoned classical aesthetics, particularly Parnassian, as well as the “conventional values of clarity, order, beauty and harmony, unsuited to translating inner visions, the unconscious and everything that goes beyond physical reality”, wrote Jeanine Paque in Le Carnet et les Instants n°168.

Serres chaudes was published by Vanier on 31 May 1889, illustrated with seven woodcuts by Georges Minne (Douze Chansons appeared in 1896, illustrated by Doudelet). The proliferation of vegetation, to the point of suffocation, under the glass domes of these greenhouses, which diffuse images from the outside, could be enough to summon up Art Nouveau. But there’s much more to it than that, like a poetics of crisis and rupture. “It is the perception of dissonance in the depths of the individual and in the social body that generates a radicalism in poetic writing,” writes Jeannine Paque. It is perhaps also this perception, or awareness, that invites the different genres explored by Maeterlinck at this time (poetry, prose, song, theatre, essay) to “contaminate” each other so as to spread more widely… while the artisans of Art Nouveau, dismantling the scale of creation and its value judgements, take charge of the places of Life in a comprehensive and sensitive way, whether it be the structure of buildings, the smallest elements of décor or everyday objects.

The Maison Losseau maeterlinckised by Keïnoudji Gongolo will be open to visitors from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 June 2024, during the museum’s opening hours. An evening visit will also be organised on Wednesday 19th, from 6pm to 10pm (last admission) for groups of no more than 25 people. Admission is free, but booking is essential.

Information and bookings: / 00 32 65 398 880

Web site :
Facebook : maison losseau

JMAN’s activities are organised in close collaboration with the Fine Arts Sector of the Province of Hainaut, under the aegis of RANN (Réseau Art Nouveau Européen), as part of the “AN, a new EUtopia” programme, funded by Creative Europe.

ALCOY – alcoy turismo


11.30am: dramatized tour of the Modernist Route by Guiarte con Arte
Registration: www.guiarteconarte.esTel. 650 59 42 32
Price: 12€ / Person

12pm: Fernando Cabrera. Luminism and Modernism by María Guillem.
Meeting point: Casa de la Cultura Door.
Registration: tel. 679 46 51 68

5pm: dramatized tour in the Cemetery by Guiarte con Arte
Registration: – Tel. 650 59 42 32
Price: 12€ / Person

6pm: Fernando Cabrera. Luminism and Modernims by María Guillem.
Meeting point: Casa de la Cultura Door
Registration: tel. 679 46 51 68

8pm & 10pm: Mystery routes in Alcoy 19th century by Quality Tours Mariola
Price: 15€ / Person


Sunday 2 June at 11am“La Dominical” at the Museum – The Noucentisme in Terrassa

Modernisme, also known as Catalan art nouveau, chronologically speaking, gave way to a new aesthetic and way of understanding art and culture: Noucentisme. It was a progressive and non-traumatic change. Many of the leading names of Modernisme have works belonging to the Noucentisme period.

The route will be a journey between these two realities, one more aesthetic and the other more intellectual, to see their similarities and differences.

Organised by: Museum of Terrassa

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June OPEN DAYS AT THE “CASA ALEGRE DE SAGRERA”

Timetable: Saturday, from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 8pm; and Sunday from 11am to 2pm

Accessible ground floor and patio for people with reduced mobility.

Casa Alegre de Sagrera – C/ de la Font Vella, 29-31 – 08221 Terrassa

Organised by: Museum of Terrassa

Sunday 9 June at 11amFamily visit for children from 3 years old: “El tricicle de la Mireia Freixa”. 

Dynamic and experiential visit to Masia Freixa.

Mireia is the first child to be born at Masia Freixa. You won’t believe it, but the house that the architects Lluís Muncunill and his friends built was his own house! For her it is the best place in the world. A world of fantasy and full of adventures. The fantastic shapes of the farmhouse and the majestic gardens offered a thousand hours of play to all the siblings. The year that the Three Wise Men of the Orient brought him a tricycle, it was the best of all. But wait! Where is the tricycle? Help us find it!  We will go through all the corners of the house until we find the lost tricycle. 

Organised by: Museum of Terrassa. With the collaboration of Terrassa Turisme.

Reus – reus Promoció

On International Day of Modernism, under Institut Pere Mata’s porch and surrounded by a beautiful garden, we have prepared a modernist stained-glass window workshop to learn more about how these coloured glasses are made! The 6th Pavilion of the Distinguished was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. We are waiting for you, your friends or family to spend a good time with us and to learn more about this architect and his decorative techniques. 

By using coloured cellophane paper and drawn cardboard, we will recreate a stained-glass window with a decorative plant element that appears in the spectacular leaded glass-windows of this fabulous architectural ensemble. The combination of colours will create a set of lights and shadows that will make your work a unique piece of art.

The workshop is carried out with materials meant for children and it lasts 45 minutes approximately. The activity is free.

Once our stained-glass window is finished, we will go look for the window where we got our inspiration from to see it and to learn more about it.

You can book at:

18/05 – The Night of Museums and Heritage
On International Museum Day, the city’s cultural and heritage sites are offering a range of free activities for the public, scheduled from 13th to 25th May late into the night.

25/06 – Open Day at Gaudí Centre
Throughout the whole week, Gaudí Centre is organizing various visits, activities and workshops to commemorate the architect Antoni Gaudí’s birth.

28 & 28/09 – Modernism Festival
This is the second edition of a festival that focuses on the historical recreation of Reus in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The subject matter this year is trade, with scheduled visits, workshops and other activities.

Aveiro – City of Aveiro

WAND Aveiro – 8th to 13th June 

Permanent – Saturday, 8 June to Thursday, 13 June 2024
“Revisiting Mucha”Installation
Art Nouveau Itinerary
Alphonse Mucha was one of the most highly regarded artists in Art Nouveau, having created several publicity images at the time. Based on this concept, in key points of the city, Stand Ins inspired by Mucha’s muses will be available, for photographs of visitors and consequent dissemination and promotion of the event.

Saturday, June 8 – 18:00
Belle Époque SoundscapesConcert by Samuel Marques and Vasyl Tsanko
Art Nouveau Museum (windows)
Art Nouveau, an artistic movement strongly inspired by natural forms and structures and markedly symbolic, was in vogue in a period known as the Belle Époque. In this “Beautiful Epoch”, situated between two wars, the Franco-Prussian war at the end of the 19th century and World War I, already in the 20th century, there were profound cultural transformations that translated into new ways of thinking and living, with art in a prominent place in everyday life. It was the era of beauty, innovation, and peace.

In this recital, the viewer is invited to walk through the soundscapes of the time, experiencing sensations and obtaining impressions of works by important European composers such as Debussy, Ravel or Fauré. Like the Impressionist painters, who applied the technique of juxtaposing different colors on the canvas (not mixing them in the palette) to then suggest a new color to the viewer’s eyes, Samuel Marques and Vasyl Tsanko propose to the public to discover some of the most beautiful and elegant melodies composed in the Art Nouveau era, with special emphasis on the countries represented at the Réseau Art Nouveau present in Aveiro at the Art Nouveau Festival 2024 edition.

Sunday, June 9
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
“Five o’clock tea” Heart in HandsNew Circus
Largo do Rossio 
Ask four friends plus one that never comes. The present, the here and now, when sipping and enjoying the essence of the infusion. But, contrary to what is expected, peace does not happen. And the utopian calm of tea contrasts with the anxious situations and unforeseen events that arise from it – the water that never heats up again, the tea that is never ready again and the friend that never arrives.

18:00 : Frágil, Cia. Maria AndrésMultidisciplinary
Melo Freitas Square
FRÁGIL, is a solo show of gestural clown and poetry, which uses the most classic clown tools and fuses them with new languages such as poetry. With a few boxes as the only scenic element, it investigates human fragility, in a waiting full of dreams, expectations, fear and determination, a lot of determination to live.

9:30 p.m. : “Baile.2” Radar 360º Multidisciplinary
Art Nouveau Museum
We all have a magical universe that we carry from our childhood. Human, autonomous lamps, scattered at strategic points, transform the spaces they inhabit, and move through them with specific movements: they turn on, turn off, breathe, interact… With this work, the company RADAR 360º wants to reinforce the creative act in the universe of street arts, betting on an unconventional intervention, with strong plastic contours and multidisciplinary characteristics. It explores the concept of installation and associates the choreographic composition of the movement of bodies in space with light as a living visual scenario.

Monday, 10 June 2024 | World Art Nouveau Day
FLORATECH | Persil NoirInstallation
Largo do Rossio
FLORATECH is an immersive art installation that seeks to awaken a unique aesthetic and emotional experience! It invites participants to connect with nature, exploring their own sensitivity and creativity. It is a celebration of the ephemeral beauty of flowers and music as a universal language. Through interaction with the flowers, participants can explore their musicality, connecting with art in a participatory way.

Notes: The Flowers are programmed with different sets of sounds and it is possible to adapt the sounds to the chosen theme.

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 – 21:30
Echoes of the Belle Époque: Opera GalaProtagonist Audience
José Estêvão Market
Plateia Protagonista has the honor of presenting an opera gala focused on the operas of the Art Nouveau period. The music of the great composers of this period takes the stage in a commented concert and promises an excellent moment of historical and musical fruition.

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 – 18:00
The Art Nouveau World. The Transformation of Nature
Exhibition – Inauguration
Art Nouveau Museum

Art Nouveau is the first original artistic current of the 20th century, recognized for transmuting the elements of Nature into architecture and decorative objects. Art Nouveau has, however, several other original characteristics: it is present throughout Europe, associated with cities in the process of industrialization and is driven by the bourgeoisie; It follows a set of concepts that unify it – inspired by nature and the interconnection between beauty and function / form – but in each city where it develops it introduces particular elements that are related to the various local contexts. Art Nouveau also has the power to be present in all fields, constituting a synthesis between various disciplines, expressing itself in architecture, sculpture, graphic arts, decorative arts and painting. He also designed objects intended for mass production in the factories of the 1900s. Art Nouveau has succeeded in transforming the elements of Nature, its starting point, into the Total Work of Art.

As a result of the invitation launched to the partners of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, the exhibition reveals the different approaches to nature that characterize each of Europe’s cities. A true journey through Europe and the perception of Nature in the Art Nouveau period.

Cities| Alcoi; Alesund; Aveiro; Brussels; Budapest; Darmstadt; La Chaux-de-Fonds; Riga; Terrassa; Wiesbaden

18:30 : New NaturalistsRound table
Art Nouveau Museum
Art Nouveau appropriates nature to develop a program of architecture and decorative arts that seeks to introduce the sensation and motifs of the natural world into the urban homes of the bourgeois and middle class, rising social groups in Europe in 1900. This perspective of Nature as a source of study and inspiration continues to the present day by the hand of designers and artists. They are the new naturalists.

7.30p.m. : “Tocador de Realejo” Cia. Marimbondo – Music
José Estêvão Market Square
An organ, coming directly from the Black Forest of Germany, enchants with its music of paper scrolls. An important part of the affective memories that refer to the time of the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau are precisely their sounds, with music being an elegant way of marking something important, enriching and embellishing the route through the buildings of the itinerary.

Thursday, 13 June 2024 – 15:00
The City Dressed in Color
Art Nouveau Museum
A visit dialogued by the tile heritage of Aveiro and with emphasis on the production and use of Art Nouveau tiles.
Subject to prior registration to the email. Limited to 20 participants.

nancy – Musées de la ville de nancy

Saturday 8th June
Open from 10am to 10pm

Or the displaced gestures of a tea ceremony, by Catherine Contour
Choreographic performance, at 10am
Ages 16 and up
Bookings required at the Public Services Department.

from 10 am to 6 pm
An exploration bag containing activities to discover the museum at your own pace while having fun.
From 3 years upwards

Guided tour at 10.15 am / 11.15 am / 12.15 pm / 2.15 pm / 3.15 pm / 4.15 pm / 5.15 pm / 6.15 pm
Discover the museum, its garden and Julien Gérardin’s autochromes.

Guided olfactory tour at 10.45 am / 11.45 am / 2.45 pm / 3.45 pm / 4.45 pm / 5.45 pm
Discover the museum’s collections by awakening your senses.

Workshop from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Introduction to cyanotype, a 19th-century solar photography technique.
For children aged 7 and over.

from 7pm to 9.30pm
A retro ball led by the group Padam Partie, where guitar and accordion will get you swinging!

Sunday 9th June
Open from 10am to 6pm

from 10am to 6pm
An exploration bag containing activities to discover the museum at your own pace and have fun at the same time.
From 3 years upwards

Workshop, from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm
Come and make little balls of seeds to sow everywhere, to delight our friends the bees.
From 5 years upwards

Guided tour at 10.15am / 11.15am / 12.15pm / 2.15pm / 3.15pm / 4.15pm / 5.15pm Discover the museum, its garden and Julien Gérardin’s autochromes.

Workshop, 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm
Come and make little balls of seeds to sow everywhere to make our friends the bees happy.
From 5 years upwards

MIAM: a foodtruck will be on hand in the garden of the Musée de l’École de Nancy throughout the weekend for you to enjoy!


Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, 10am to 6pm
No reservation required

Guided tour from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm
Find out all about the Villa Majorelle in Nancy.

from 10am to 6pm
An exploration bag containing activities to discover the Villa at your own pace while having fun. From 3 years upwards

Workshop, 2pm to 5.30pm
Le Temple des Essences invites you to discover aromatherapy and the benefits of essential oils.

Sunday 9th June

Concert from 3pm to 5pm
A musical excursion to the sound of wild folk rock’n’roll in the colours of old France.

Free admission on Saturday and Sunday

Sunday 9 June, from 10am to 6pm

Guided tour, at 10.15 am / 11.15 am / 12.15 pm / 2.15 pm / 3.15 pm / 4.15 pm / 5.15 pm
Discover the symbolism of plants so you don’t make any more mistakes when giving your bouquets!

Workshop, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5.30pm
Explore the art of drawing and collage to create one-of-a-kind flowers.
For ages 5 and up

Game trail, 10 am to 6 pm
Come and discover the museum as a family and have fun with our little friends.
For ages 3 and up.

Guided tour, 11am and 3pm
A stroll to (re)discover the Art Nouveau architecture of the district.
Led by the Gink’go association!
Leaving from the Musée de l’École de Nancy

Also: Nancy Tourisme offers Art Nouveau guided tours of the city centre: information at : Nancy Tourisme | Office de Tourisme du Grand Nancy (



08.06.2024 – 12:30 – Workshop
Conducting a workshop on working with tempered glass

09.06.202413:00 – activity for kids

15:00 – guided tour
Conducting an excursion about Lviv stained glass windows
A tour of the restored stained-glass windows, with a story about their maintenance and care

19:00 – guided tour
Conducting a tour about street lighting
Excursion, during which the speaker will talk about research on artificial lighting in Lviv, art nouveau lanterns and his research on this topic. Previous route: sq. Old Market – Svobody Avenue – Sq. Mickiewicz – square Halytska – square Cathedral

10.06.2024 – 13:00 – guided tour
Вілла Юлієтка
Visiting the Art Nouveau building in which the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra operates

16:00 – guided tour
Lviv National Academy of Arts, Department of Art Glass: how modern artists are trained
Visiting the department and workshops where you learn how to work with glass, create stained glass windows and other art products

Lecture by Iryna Magdysh
a secret meeting with the author of the book about AR-Nouveau

11.06.2024 – guided tour
Excursion to the workshop of a stained glass master
Visiting a workshop where a stained glass artist will show various techniques and tell interesting stories about working with stained glass

Interiors of the Art Nouveau building on the street Bogomoletsa, 6

Initiatives by our individual members

Art Nouveau Path – mobile game by João Ferreira-Santos

João Ferreira-Santos has developed a mobile game that revolves around the development of key skills for sustainable development, focusing, for example, on energy saving issues, wastage of materials, the relationship that Art Nouveau had with modernity (architecture, engineering and traditional knowledge, carpentry…).

This research is part of the EduCITY research and development project :