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The whole year 2023 will be dedicated to Art Nouveau in Brussels. For the complete program: www.artnouveau2023.brussels.
1 Decmber 2023 – ???, Exhibition Horta & Van de Velde – The train of designers, Train World, Brussels, Belgium.
This expo is a tribute to Victor Horta and Henri van de Velde. We take a closer look at the role of Victor Horta as a station architect and discuss different periods, even up to his death. Of course we also look at the key role that this pioneer played in the design and construction of the Brussels-Central station. Henri Van de Velde meanwhile worked for many years as an artistic consultant and designer for the NMBS. The exhibition highlights the result of this fruitful collaboration: the SNCB monogram, which is still used today, but also the interior and decoration of K carriages in the 1930s..
October 2023, Novelda Modernista, Novelda, Spain.
More activities can be found here: http://novelda.es/?s=modernista
17 October 2023 – 07 January 2024, Victor Horta & the Grammar of Art Nouveau, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium.
Contemporary artists and performers are revisiting the fundamentals of Art Nouveau to apply them to current themes such as the relationship between public space and heritage or our relationship with the colonial past. These artists are invited to create in situ work that resonate with the building and its rich legacy.
September 2023, Fira Modernista Alcoy, Spain.
Local architects Vicente Pascual Pastor and Timoteo Briet Montaud studied the Moderniste movement in Barcelona before returning to Alcoy and designing some of the stunning Moderniste architecture we see today. Modernisme was not exclusively limited to housing for the rich with its social and aesthetic value was also expressed in the designs for shopfronts. Factory facades, such as the wrought-iron gates at Rodes Hermanos and period funerary sculpture in the Cementerio Municipal San Antonio Abad, showcase why Alcoy was added to the European Moderniste Route 2010. During Modernista week, many of the city’s locals dress up in the period’s attire, which, together with the city’s impressive architecture, takes you back in time. If you are visiting relatives or just on holiday in Spain, visit Alcoy during its Fira Modernista and enjoy the festivities.
September 2023, Fira Modernista Canet de Mar, Spain.
September 2023, Jugendstil Festival, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
Enter the glorious time around 1900! At the three-day Art Nouveau festival you can enjoy clothing, music, dance, sports and games in the historical ambience of the fountain courtyard (Sprudelhof) just as they were in those days.
The large restorers’ and arts and crafts market is part of the fixed supporting programme. Everyone can find a nice souvenir here – the exhibitors offer lamps, mirrors, porcelain, fashion, jewellery, glass and ceramic art as well as special stationery from the time around 1900. The restorers show their craftsmanship and work on wallpaper, furniture and pictures in front of everyone.
Absolutely worth seeing and open during the festival are the originally preserved bathhouses in the fountain courtyard (Sprudelhof), which impress with their nostalgic bathing cells and ornate courtyards.
More information can also be found here: Bad Nauheim Jugendstilfestival.
10 June 2023, Art Nouveau Festijn, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Een programma genieten, met lezingen, wandelingen, muziek, rondvaarten, literatuur, een expositie, diverse workshops, theater, fietstocht, tentoonstelling en weer individuele activiteiten. Alles gerelateerd aan de Art Nouveau/Jugendstil en/of aan de interessante periode van rond 1900 in Den Haag.
10 June 2023, World Art Nouveau Day.
To celebrate World Art Nouveau Day, a photo contest will be organised on 10 June by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network through its Facebook page, allowing the public to present their favourite works. The theme for 2023 is ‘MATERIALS’. A theme that fits perfectly with the one of the 2023 lecture series of the RANN: restoration.
June 2023, Fira Modernista, Carcaixent, Spain.
19 – 21 May 2023, Modernista Fair, Barcelona, Spain.
Festivities at Carrer Bruc between Diagonal Avenue and Carrer Consell de Cent. This year the fair will be dedicated to the architect Lluís Domenech and Montaner, whose this 2023 we celebrate the centenary of his death. The activities program will be published later on the Fair website.
May 2023, Modernista Fair, Terrassa, Spain.
A surprising journey into the past of the modernist splendor of Terrassa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unique characters, historical recreations, traditional craftsmen, visits to the main modernist buildings, exhibitions, shows and above all the warmth of the people who star in the Fair on the street with their period costumes, offer us the opportunity to live a unique experience. Terrassa City Council promoted the Terrassa Modernist Fair in 2003 with the aim o recover the old tradition of the Spring Fair, which was institutionalized in Terrassa in 1228 as a privilege of King James I. Since 2007, the Fira Modernista de Terrassa has been declared by the Generalitat de Catalunya as a local festival of tourist interest. In 2010, this event also won one of the Catalan Communication and Public Relations Awards in the category of tourist activities, awarded by the Catalan Association of Communication and Public Relations and the Foundation for the Promotion of Communication and Development.
More information: https://firamodernista.cat
April 2023, Penedès Modernist Fair, Arboç, Spain.
During the thematic fair, the town breathes modernism and its inhabitants dress in the style of the time and guided tours are organized in emblematic buildings closed to the public the rest of the year. Street theater, entertainment, guided tours of the rich modernist heritage of L’Arboç and much more at the most important Modernist Fair in the Penedès.
15 & 16 April 2023, Festa Modernista Reus, Reus, Spain.
Casa Navàs and the Reus Promotion Agency invite you to experience a fully modernist weekend. On April 15 and 16, the city will travel to the past through more than 50 activities that include historical recreation actions, routes to discover the modernist heritage of Reus, shows, workshops and gastronomy. ‘Reus 1900. Festa Modernista’ wants to uphold the legacy of the city’s most glorious era with a celebration in which the participation of organizations, businesses and residents will be essential. A party of historical rigor that, coinciding with the centenary of the death of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, will have the figure of the architect as its starting point. It will have a hundred re-enactors between Plaça del Mercadal and Casa Navàs, and the involvement of around fifty local organizations and companies.
14 April – 27 August 2023, Exhibition Sarah Bernhardt, Petit Palais, Paris, France.
Sarah Bernhardt, (1844-1923), was an emblematic figure who spanned the 19th and 20th centuries. The “Divine Sarah”, who was an artist as well as an actress, takes centre stage at the Petit Palais in an exceptional exhibition to mark the centenary of her death. The museum holds important collections of works linked to the actress, including the spectacular portrait of her that was painted in 1876 by her friend Georges Clairin and donated by her son Maurice. Photographs, paintings and even a film reveal the private side of her art, but also the publicity she sought for her work as an artist.
7 April – 27 August 2023, Exhibition GULÁCSY. The Prince of Na’Conxypan. The Art of Lajos Gulácsy (1882–1932), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
This retrospective exhibition of Lajos Gulácsy, one of the most unique figures of twentieth-century Hungarian art, reveals the diversity of Gulácsy’s profound art by highlighting new contexts. Gulácsy was a child of his age not only through his dreams and historical nostalgia but also through his artistic erudition. His style bears the influence of the sensitivity of the Secession and the Pre-Raphaelites, the mystery of symbolism, and, at times, even the effortlessness of impressionism. Besides the many well-known masterpieces, visitors can view several recently identified works. His paintings, drawings, and illustrations are complemented by Gulácsy’s manuscripts, photographs taken of him and characteristic works by his contemporaries.
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24 March 2023 – 8 January 2024, Exhibition Victor Horta versus Art Nouveau – Horta’s Vocabulary, Horta Museum, Brussels, Belgium.
22 March – 5 November 2023, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, Grand Palais Immersif, Paris, France.
Le Grand Palais Immersif célèbre l’arrivée du printemps avec l’un de ses plus fervents admirateurs : le peintre Alphonse Mucha. Le roi de l’affiche imprimée, figure symbolique de l’Art nouveau indissociable du Paris de la Belle Époque, est le grand invité de cette exposition immersive et sensorielle mettant à l’honneur son œuvre graphique, caractérisée par ses beautés féminines et sensuelles donnant à voir une nature opulente et serpentine. Entre les lignes effilées de ses compositions et les courbes plongeantes de ses délicieuses créatures, se dessine un parcours en trois actes restituant tout de sa carrière triomphante, de sa modernité et de l’influence permanente qu’elle exerce encore sur le monde d’aujourd’hui.
9 March 2023 – 14 January 2024, Exhibition Privat Livemont – FLOWER POWER!, Autrique House, Brussels, Belgium.
The Autrique House presents the work and life of Privat Livemont, an emblematic Art Nouveau artist from Brussels. Working as a versatile artist, a craftsman, and a teacher at the Industrial Academy in Schaerbeek, Livemont seems to have been a tireless worker. He is best known for his posters and the sgraffiti on many facades in Brussels. The delicacy of his line, his taste for decorative plant elements and their stylisation, his fertile imagination and his colourful palette make Privat Livemont an important figure that Maison Autrique has chosen to honour in 2023, the year of Art Nouveau.
14 Februari – 10 October 2023, Exhibition Back to Nature 1900, City Museum, Brussels, Belgium.
With this temporary exhibition, the Museum of the City of Brussels invites you to discover its rich Art Nouveau heritage. The starting point of the exhibition is the inspiration artists found in nature at the beginning of the century. The double aesthetics and the powerful lines and shapes of flowers and plants catch the eye, the sublime representation of women in all their variations. “Back to Nature 1900” presents a small but enchanting selection of works, most of which have never been seen before or have been rarely seen.
The first guided modernist (art nouveau) walk of 2023. A new opportunity to learn about Novelda’s modernista heritage.
Register here if you want to participate!
29 January – 5 February 2023, BRAFA Brussels Art Fair, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium.
For this 68th edition, a theme has been chosen in correlation with the initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region, which will make 2023 a year devoted to Art Nouveau. BRAFA will be highlighting this movement in several ways. Some galleries at BRAFA will offer exceptional objects from this movement; two BRAFA ART TALKS will be devoted to the theme, one presented by Benjamin Zurstrassen, curator at the Horta Museum (Brussels 1893, the birth of Art Nouveau) and the other by Professor Werner Adriaenssens, curator of 20th century collections at the Royal Museums of Art and History (The King Baudouin Foundation’s Art Nouveau collection). Following a meeting with Benjamin Zurstrassen, curator at the Horta Museum, Beatrix Bourdon, the Managing Director of BRAFA drew inspiration from Victor Horta’s original drawings for the creation of the carpet. These drawings can be found as well on the BRAFA 2023 invitation cards and on the cover of the catalogue.
Until 28 February 2023, iMucha exhibition, Municipal House, Prague, Czech Republic.
The initial basis of the collection was laid years ago by Ivan Lendl, former top-rank tennis player. Lendl’s collection is now owned by the Richard Fuxa Foundation – Nadační fond Richarda Fuxy, which promotes art. The exhibition will show models from posters in motion, an animated story from the Slav Epic, and the voice of Alfons Mucha coming from his self-portrait. The exhibition will cover 550 square meters with over 200 original works by Alfons Mucha, many more than a century old. Another part of the iMucha project will be a multimedia show directed by musician Michal Dvořák at O2 Universum. Pierce Brosnan will introduce The iMucha Show on the 26th of May 2022.
11 December 2022 – 2 July 2023, Exhibition Jugendstil in de Veenkoloniën, Veenkoloniaal Museum, Veendam, The Netherlands.
Op het platteland van Europa is Jugendstil een vrij zeldzaams verschijnsel. Toch komen we vooral ook in kleinere dorpen en steden in Noord Nederland soms sprankelende voorbeelden tegen. In de tentoonstelling besteden we aandacht aan diverse nu nog bestaande panden, maar ook aan interieurstukken – zoals meubels en gebruiksvoorwerpen en boeken – die een soort drie-eenheid met het speciaal voor de opdrachtgever gecreëerde gebouw vormden.
1 December 2022 – 27 August 2023, Exhibition Indonesia and the Amsterdam School, Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Museum Het Schip is presenting an exhibition on the relationship between Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies, and the Amsterdam School movement. The Amsterdam School is known for its expressive and imaginative style. The fact that the visual language of the Amsterdam School is indebted to cultural expressions from Indonesia is a lesser known phenomenon. Javanese temples, Indonesian folk architecture and crafts made a deep impression on artists and architects. The exhibition reveals how artists, designers and architects of the Amsterdam School were forged by the colonial link with Indonesia.
26 November 2022 – 14 May 2023, Exhibition Galileo Chini. Ceramics between Art Nouveau and Deco, MIC Faenza, Faenza, Italy.
Chini was a versatile artist, among the pioneers of Art Nouveau in Italy of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but also a refiner of the Deco taste developed during the twenties. He devoted himself passionately to the art of ceramics, with a varied, original and highly personal production, as well as to painting and fresco painting. The exhibition displays about one hundred and fifty pieces including ceramics (some of them unpublished) and preparatory drawings to document the various phases of activity of one of the most important Italian protagonists of the Art Nouveau period.
25 November 2022 – 5 March 2023, Exhibition The Painter-Poet. Gyula Tichy, The Master of Hungarian Symbolism, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
During his rather short life, Tichy, a painter and graphic artist, created one of the most special oeuvres of the early twentieth century. His painting, drawing, and graphic art were inspired by the masters of English and Viennese Secession, such as Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Crane, and Gustav Klimt. His works, distinguished by delicate draughtsmanship and a decorative rendition of the themes of symbolism, were soon met with success in his day. The museum’s collection was enriched significantly, with some fifty drawings, thanks to a generous donation in 2020, which furnishes the occasion for the thus far most comprehensive exhibition of Tichy’s unique oeuvre.
22 November 2022 – 17 February 2023, Exhibtion Meesters van Meierijstad, Museum Jan Heestershuis, Schijndel, The Netherlands.
De kunstenaars Pieter de Josselin de Jong en Paul Rink hadden veel raakvlakken: Beiden zijn geboren in het jaar 1861 en opgegroeid in respectievelijk Sint-Oedenrode en Veghel, wat nu de gemeente Meierijstad is. Beiden zijn jong gestorven na een carrière die nog veel beloofde. Zij leerden elkaar kennen op de Academie in Antwerpen en bleven bevriend. Hoewel hun levens al snel uiteen liepen, waren zij ook in hun onderwerpkeuze verwant. Ze schilderden niet alleen allebei graag het idyllische van de kindertijd maar legden ook de zwaarte van het arbeidersleven vast, zowel van boeren en fabrieksarbeiders als van vissers. Hun schilderijen bevinden zich in veel museale collecties maar worden amper meer getoond. Mede door hun korte levens zijn ze ingehaald door de tijd. Museum Jan Heestershuis brengt deze bijzondere schilders weer onder de aandacht. De expositie bevat onder meer werken uit de gemeentelijke kunstcollectie Meierijstad en niet eerder getoond werk uit particuliere collecties.
17 November 2022 – 21 May 2023, Exhibition Hector Guimard – Art Nouveau to Modernism, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.
The aesthetic of architect Hector Guimard (1867–1942) has long characterized French Art Nouveau in the popular imagination. This groundbreaking book showcases all aspects of his artistry and recognizes the fundamental modernity of his work. Known for, among other things, the decorative entrances to the Paris Métro and the associated lettering, he often looked to nature for inspiration, and combined materials such as stone and cast iron in unique ways to create designs composed of curves and waves that evoked movement. Guimard broke away from his classical Beaux-Arts training to advocate a modern, abstract style; he also pioneered the use of standardized models for his design objects and experimented with prefabricated designs in his social housing commissions, advancing the technology of the time.
This exhibition will travel to The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago 22 June 2023 – 7 Jan 2024.
Unknown dates in 2023, Exhibition Jan Toorop, Design Museum Dedel, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Design Museum Dedel is still in development. The 17th-century city palace, where the museum is housed, is currently being restored. The museum will open in phases. In the future, the museum will present an overview of 150 years of graphic design and advertising in seven different halls. At the moment, there is an exhibition ‘Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Nieuwe Kunst’ on display, explaining the stylistic differences between the three branches of the movement. Original posters from around 1895 are on display for this exhibit.
21 October 2022 – 22 January 2023, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha – Art Nouveau Visionary, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, USA.
Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939) was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. As an influential force behind the art nouveau movement, he created sumptuous posters and advertising—promoting such everyday products as cigarette papers and tea biscuits—that transformed the streets of Paris into open-air art exhibitions. Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary celebrates the Mucha Trust Collection’s first major U.S. tour in 20 years, featuring a vast array of posters, illustrations, ornamental objects, and rarely seen sculpture, photographs, and self-portraits.
8 October 2022 – 8 January 2023, Exhibition William Morris, Art in Everything, La Piscine, Roubaix, France.
Never exhibited in France, the visionary work of William Morris had a huge impact on his time. He theorised a social, political, ecological and artistic utopia and laid the foundations for what would later become known as Arts & Crafts. This movement championed art in everything and for everyone, in response to the industrialisation and dehumanisation of time-honoured techniques. A textile designer, writer, poet, painter, illustrator, architect, manufacturer, social activist, ecologist and an incredible theoretician, Morris developed a complex body of work and campaigned for a new form of recognition for art and crafts, but also the artists and craftsman, in late 19th century Victorian England. He is famous for his literary works, socialist political commitment, publishing work and creations in the decorative arts.
7 October 2022 – 8 January 2023, Exhibition Golden Boy Gustav Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse…, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Gustav Klimt is world-famous for his golden and decorative paintings and his portraits of strong women. But who was this ‘golden boy’, and what is the story behind his talent? You perhaps know Klimt’s work, but have you actually seen it? New research has revealed which artists influenced Klimt and which artists he liked. But also which artworks were on display at exhibitions at the time – including those of pioneering art society the Vienna Secession, of which Klimt was the chairperson. Discover how Gustav Klimt developed his unique style and gleaned inspiration from the Western European modern art of his time.
The exhibition will be on display at the Belvedere, Vienna afterwards: from 3 February to 29 May 2023.
1 October 2022 – 30 January 2023, Exhibition Jugendstil-Porzellan aus Burgau – Von Künstlerentwürfen bis Zierporzellanen, Museum Tabakspeicher, Nordhausen, Germany.
Der Geschichte und den Erzeugnissen der einst bekannten „Porzellanmanufaktur Burgau an der Saale, Ferdinand Selle“ widmet sich eine Sonderschau des Museums Tabakspeicher. Hochkarätige Leihgaben aus Privatbesitz lassen die Geschichte der im Jahr 1901 gegründeten und nahe Jena gelegenen Manufaktur, die bis 1929 existierte, lebendig werden. Produziert wurden vorwiegend Gebrauchsgeschirre, aber auch Mokka-Sammeltassen, Gastronomiegeschirr und Zierporzellane. Berühmte Künstler, darunter sogar Henry van de Velde (1863 bis 1957), konnte der Firmengründer für Entwürfe gewinnen. Diese Porzellane sind Musterbeispiele für die ästhetischen Reformbestrebungen in Europa.
24 September 2022 – 5 March 2023, Exhibition Suze Robertson; Dedicated. Individualistic. Modern. Museum Panorama Mesdag, The Hague, The Netherlands.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Suze Robertson (1855-1922). In remembrance of this artist, who lived and worked in The Hague, Museum Panorama Mesdag is presenting a unique retrospective encompassing over eighty of her paintings and drawings. Robertson was and is considered one of the great artists of her time. She was a radical innovator: her expressive manner of painting and drawing, along with her bold choice of materials and exuberant use of colour, elevated Dutch art to new heights at the dawn of the twentieth century. Museum Panorama Mesdag has a special connection to Suze Robertson’s life and work. Hendrik Willem Mesdag and Sientje Mesdag-van Houten, the married couple who founded the museum, were friends with Robertson and avid collectors of her work.
23 September 2022 – 7 May 2023, Exhibition Flower Power, Museum Gouda, Gouda, The Netherlands.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil) had a major influence on Gouda pottery. Inspiration for new designs is found in nature. Flowers in particular flourish in all their splendor on vases, plates and other pottery. Willem Hartgring’s elegant decorations are finely painted. In Henri Breetvelt’s designs, abstraction prevails. From 23 September you will find the most beautiful floral decors from the pottery collection in Museum Gouda in the exhibition Flower power. From detailed and true-to-life to simple and barely recognizable. There are also three recent acquisitions on display.
20 September 2022 – 22 January 2023, Exhibition Edvard Munch. A Poem of Live, Love and Death, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.
Musée d’Orsay is devoting an exhibition to the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whose work, in all its breadth – sixty years of creation – and complexity, remains partly unknown. Munch’s work occupies a pivotal place in artistic modernity. It has its roots in the 19th century and would find its place firmly in the next one. Moreover, his entire work is permeated by a singular vision of the world, giving it a powerful symbolist dimension that cannot be reduced to the few masterpieces he created in the 1890s. Going beyond fin-de-siècle symbolism, Munch transcended this movement beyond its peak to make it the backbone of his work, giving it its great coherence.
More information in brochure: click here to download.
30 July 2022 – 2 April 2023, Exhibition Silent Splendour, Museum Gouda, Gouda, The Netherlands.
Paul Arntzenius (1883-1965) was not only a painter, but also a passionate art collector. In 1963 he donated his collection to Museum Gouda. More than a hundred paintings and drawings from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries found a new home. For Arntzenius this meant that a great wish was fulfilled. The art that he loved so much could now be admired by everyone.
The collection of Paul Arntzenius mainly consists of work from the French Barbizon School and the Dutch Hague School. It is the harmonious landscapes, silent figures and simple still lifes that he felt most attracted to. To him, this silent splendour was what art should be. Part of his collection is now on display at Museum Gouda.
3 July 2022 – 18 June 2023, Exhibition Movements & Shapes – Silver and Jewelery from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, Lalique Museum, Doesburg, The Netherlands.
In this new exhibition, the visitor is guided through the development of the art nouveau and art deco movements through works by artists such as Lucien Gaillard, Léopold Gautrait, Christofle, Hugo Leven, Archibald Knox, Paul Follot and of course René Lalique. Both movements have had a major influence on decorative and applied art, graphic, (interior) architectural and industrial design, as well as on visual arts and fashion. In addition to countless rare silver objects, the exhibition includes several jewels from private collections that have not been shown to the public for decades.
10 September 2022 – 30 July 2023, Exhibition Turnaround in Style 1900, Highlights of an Era, Jugendstilforum, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
The exhibition “Turnaround in Style 1900” will be the largest and most important of the first five exhibitions in the Art Nouveau Forum. It shows a total of nine different thematic focuses on creative diversity in the applied arts of the turn of the century. The first focus is on the material “glass”, that fragile beauty that has produced so much splendor of colors and shapes. The second material we turn to is metal, especially silver and the resulting jewelry production of that era. The other main topics are dedicated to individual manifestations of Jugendstil or Art Nouveau, as can be found in different countries and regions in Europe and the USA.
TRAVELLING ART NOUVEAU EXHIBITIONS
Travelling Exhibition The Triumph of Nature
The Triumph of Nature brings together approximately 120 of the finest Art Nouveau treasures from the rich holdings of the Chrysler Museum of Art, drawing primarily from the collection of Walter P. and Jean Chrysler.
Designing for a range of clients and settings including domestic interiors, innovative artists such as de Feure, Majorelle, and Gallé fashioned their eclectic works to play off each other in harmonious visual arrangements, conceiving of Art Nouveau as an enveloping style. To fully illustrate this concept, this comprehensive exhibition gathers a profusion of Art Nouveau works and accessories – furniture, paintings, sculpture, mosaics, books, posters, prints, lamps, glass from one of the country’s finest and largest collections, and other stunning objets d’art – all of them originally designed and coordinated to complement each other in elaborate ensembles.
The Triumph of Nature celebrates the florid, languorous curves, natural motifs, and refined elegance of Art Nouveau furniture, glass, and other works that have entranced generations of collectors and museumgoers since the apex of this brief but intense movement around the turn of the twentieth century.
17 Nov 2023 – 15 Mar 2024, Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, FL, USA
13 Apr 2024 – 14 Jul 2024, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA, USA
27 Sept 2024 – 11 Jan 2025, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR, USA
12 Feb 2025 – 11 May 2025, Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State Univ., State College, PA, USA
18 Oct 2025 – 11 Jan 2026, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA
PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS, some examples:
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida, USA.
The work of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the Morse Museum collection. The Museum’s Tiffany collection is broad, deep, and unique. It includes fine examples in every medium Tiffany explored, in every series of work he produced, and from every period of his life. The museum is also a treasure house of American decorative art from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, with especially rich holdings in the area known as Arts and Crafts.
Golden Age of the Zsolnay – Collection of László Gyugyi, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs, Hungary.
The private Zsolnay collection of Dr. László Gyugyi comprising around 600 pieces represents an unparalleled value. Its pieces date back to a 40-year period (1870-1910) that can be divided in three great parts: the periods of historicism, millennium and secession. The collection found a home in Pécs in the framework of the Pécs2010 European Capital of Culture Programme, in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, in a secession building that was reorganised for this particular aim in the former Sikorsky villa.
The Cauchie House, Brussels, Belgium.
The restoration work carried out over nearly fifteen years breathed new life into the building. The first week-end of every month it is open to visitors who appreciate its message of beauty.
The successive ground floor rooms each have their own particularities and their content of symbolism. Decorative designs and furniture of the time demonstrate the manifest influence of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Glasgow School of Art). The upper storeys of the house, where there is no evidence of Paul or Lina’s talents, have been used as apartments and renovated to suit modern contemporary use. The basement, cellar, and artist workshop have been redesigned into a vast gallery to exhibit Paul and Lina Cauchie’s paintings collected by the current owners over time.