AGENDA 2014

This page will be permanently updated with information about exhibitions, symposia, seminars, conferences and other events related to Art Nouveau. Please feel free to comment if you are organising an event of if you know of an event that is missing from this list!

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17 December 2014 – 19 april 2015, Exhibition “Ways to Modernism. Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact“, MAK Exhibition Hall, Vienna, Austria.

Viennese design and architecture around 1900 is a global brand. How did this situation come about and what effects did these decisive moments in Modernism have? The exhibition presents main works by Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos as expression of central themes in a cultural debate. The show documents the different, often antithetical paths that the protagonists chose for shaping modern life, which today’s designers and architects also react to.

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19 November – 21 November 2014, Meeting “Ödön Lechner´s Theories and Architecture”, organised by Museum of Applied Arts and the Art History Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

“In 2014 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Ödön Lechner (1845–1914), one of the greatest Hungarian architects and one of the most original geniuses of the European architectural scene at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. We wish to mark this special occasion with a three-day-long international conference (September 18-20), followed by an optional trip to some of his major works in the country (September 21)”.

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George Hanri Lantman

14 October 2014 – 1 Februari 2015, Exhibition “George Henri Lantman – Edelsmid van de Amsterdamse School“, Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands.

Jeweler and metal artist George Henri Lantman (1875-1933) gained experience at the silver factory of C.J. Begeer and was praised by colleagues and experts for his technical virtuosity. Due to his early death Lantmans the oeuvre remained modest. The museum displays a small presentation including clocks with colorful enamel, fine silverware and a decorated incense lamp, most objects are in the style of the Amsterdam School.

For more information about the new book on George Henri Lantman, click here.

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Hans Christiansen

12 October 2014 – 1 February 2015, Exhibition “Hans Christiansen – The Retrospective“, Museum of Artist Colony Mathildenhöche, Darmstadt, Germany.

Hans Christiansen (1866-1945) is one of the most important representatives of Art Nouveau. After he had become an artist in Paris, he was appointed in 1899 by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig in Darmstadt, where he was one of the first seven members of the artists’ colony. For the first time the full range of this versatile artist can be experienced.

The major retrospective, the first ever to Hans Christiansen will be featured in four German institutions. The first of these being Mathildenhöhe, then followed by the Berlin Brohan Museum, the Museum Villa Stuck in Munich and the Museum Mountain Flensburg, where the exhibition tour will end just before the 150th anniversary of the artist in his hometown.

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27 September 2014 – 15 February 2015, Exposition “Japonisme“, Art Museum Kube, Alesund, Norway.

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19 September 2014, Symposium “Mackintosh Architecture: A New Study“, The Mackintosh House, Glasgow, UK.

In July 2014 The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, will launch a major new online resource: Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning. This website is the culmination of a four-year project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which has developed the first catalogue raisonné of Mackintosh’s architecture and that of the practice of John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh. This one-day symposium will explore the development of the project and its research outcomes.

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11 September – 28 September 2014, Exhibition ‘The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels’, at Pelgrims House, in Brussels.

Poster_Cradle_of_Art_Nouveauthe exhibition highlights the most beautiful realisations of the architect Victor Horta, registered on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and plunge the visitor in the intimacy of the creation of one of the greatest Art Nouveau artists, movement which has revolutionized the European spatial and architectural conceptions at the dawn of the XXth century. The Tassel, Solvay and Van Eetvelde Hôtels, as well as the personal house of the architect mix with the dismantled magnificence of the Aubecq Hôtel, demolished during the 1950’s, but of which a part of the façades, as a giant jigsaw, was recently put back together.

Scientific curators: Isabelle de Pange & Marie Resseler. 
Creation : Monuments and Sites Directorate – Brussels-Capital Region / 2012.

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

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.

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

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26 July 2014 – 22 March 2015, Exhibition “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters“, MoMa, New York, USA.

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. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores five subjects that together create a portrait of Lautrec’s Paris.

Download a free sample of the catalogue here.

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Detail of brass panel by Talwin Morris

25 July – 31 December 2014, Exhibition “Glasgow Style: Arts & Crafts from 1890-1930“, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Glasgow.

This exhibition explores the unique skills of some of the leading makers associated with this period including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Talwin Morris, Jessie Marion King, Ernest Archibald Taylor and Margaret and Frances Macdonald, showing the strength and prominence of Glaswegian Arts and Crafts.

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18 July 2014 – 4 January 2015, “Exhibition: Mackintosh Architecture“, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK.

It is the first substantial exhibition devoted to Mackintosh´s architecture, with over 80 architectural drawings, many never exhibited before, rarely seen archival material, and specially commissioned films and models.

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Exhibition Art Nouveau in the Netherlands at the Riga Art Nouveau Museum3 July – 12 October 2014, Exhibition Art Nouveau in the Netherlands at the Riga Art Nouveau Museum.

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.

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1 July – 30 September 2014, Visits ‘Mackintosh’s journey from student to master architect’, at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.

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.

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8 June 2014, 11AM, Lecture Art Nouveau Ladies at Work” (in Dutch), Design Museum Gent, Belgium.

In the context of Art Nouveau World Day a lecture will be organised. On Sunday 8 June 2014 project officer Anne-Marie ten Bokum acquaints the listeners with the female Art Nouveau designers from the Partage Plus selection (in Dutch). Afterwards Ravishing Revelations and the permanent collection can be visited. Registration is compulsory. Registration form is here.

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1 June 2014, Guided Tour Art Nouveau in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires, capital of Latin American Art Nouveau, has an iconic cultural heritage that represents a unique moment in history spanning from the early twentieth century until 1925/1930. The tour is guided by Rodolfo de Liechtenstein. Inquiries and reservations: arquiviajes@catalogoarquitectura.com

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18 May 2014, 11AM, Themed guided tour ‘Art Nouveau, a style with various names and different faces’ (in Dutch), Design museum Gent, Belgium.

Registration is compulsory. Registration form is here.

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30 May 2014 – 1 June 2014, 10th Barcelona “Modernista Fair“, Barcelona, Spain.

The Fair is part of the activities of the Right Side of the Eixample´s local festival and this year celebrates its tenth edition. As in past years, the event will be held in Carrer Girona, between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer València, with various activities also taking place on the side lanes of Avinguda Diagonal. There will be heaps of leisure and cultural activities for young people, adults and toddlers, including guided tours, children´s workshops, Modernista puppets, a parade of vintage cars, a vintage train ride, conferences on Modernisme, some spectacular period attractions, a family bike ride (you must be dressed in period costume to participate), street entertainment and many other surprises.

Barcelona Modernista Fair Page 1

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27 May – 26 October 2014, Exhibition “Collegiality and Controversy“, Josef Hoffman Museum, Brtnice, Czech Republic.

The tenth exhibition on the life and work of Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) in the Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice, presenting Hoffmann’s oeuvre in confrontation with two other Wagner students. Like Hoffmann, Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867–1908) and Leopold Bauer (1872–1938) belonged to a generation of talented architects from the Province of Moravia who had a decisive formative influence on architecture in Vienna around 1900. A specific selection of around fifty drawings, photographs, and texts outlines their role in the development of architecture in the imperial capital of Vienna and analyses Hoffmann’s contribution to architectural innovation in Moravia.

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24 May – 31 August 2014, Exhibition ‘Masters of Art Nouveau‘ at the Museum of Applied Arts of Budapest in Budapest, Hungary.

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).

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17 May 2014 – 4 January 2015, Exhibition “René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass“, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, USA.

This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world.

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17 May 2014 – 14 September 2014, “Dem Licht Entgegen“, Museum Künstlerkolonie Mathildenhöhe, Darmstad, Germany.

The Institut Mathildenhöhe celebrates the 100th anniversary of the last major exposition of the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony presented shortly before the First World War with the exhibition “Toward the Light. The Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914”. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and photographs from the Darmstadt Municipal Art Collection as well as valuable items on loan from public and private collections can be seen. They all bear witness to the unbroken optimism of modernity, which ruled in the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony until the outbreak of the First World War.

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Download English flyer here.

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16 May 2014 – 11 November 2014, “The Aquatic World of Lalique“, Musée Lalique, Wingen-sur-Moder, France.

Lalique’s inspiration draws widely on the theme of water. Mermaids, fish, dragonflies, frogs… this entire miniature world can be found equally in his jewellery, tableware, vases, statuettes…This exhibition will attempt to make the connection between Lalique’s sources of inspiration and his work. It will also whisk you away on a journey into a world of enchantment.

Download complete French Catalogue here, or the German flyer here.

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15 May 2014 – 31 August 2014, “1914 – The end of the Belle Époque”, Bröhan Museum, Berlin, Germany

The exhibition focuses on the world of transition from the 19th to the 20th century. With the Belle Époque ended also the period of Art Nouveau. The exhibition is targeting a new contextualization and a new perspective on Art Nouveau, which constitutes one of the core competencies of the Bröhan Museum. The show is aimed at a possible broad-based audience that is interested in historical, political, creative and artistic issues.

Download English Museum Flyer here, or the German Museum Flyer here.

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10 May 2014 – 11 May 2014, Fair ‘La XII edición de la Feria Modernista de Terrassa’, Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain.

Modernista Fair is an interesting tourist experience that allows visitors to travel back in time to relive a weekend in Terrassa hundred years ago.

You can download the brochure here.

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Der Glanz des alten Europa3 May 2014 – 1 June 2014, Photo exhibition “Splendour of Old Europe”, Bad Nauheim Sprudelhof (bathhouse 3), Germany.

an exhibition of photographs of Art Nouveau art and architecture by Peter Schubert, Austrian photographer, author and curator. Schubert has published or edited more than 50 books: this exhibition is a selection of his best photographs taken during his frequent travels through European countries and cities with a remarkable Art Nouveau heritage, such as Prague or Budapest, as well as lesser-known smaller towns.

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26 April 2014 – 31 August 2014, Exhibition “Ravashing Revelations“, Design museum Gent, Belgium.

Design museum Gent organises a collection presentation featuring a part of its Partage Plus selection, which shows how diverse the Art Nouveau movement in Europe was. The exhibited objects have not left the storage for decades; Partage Plus brought them to light again and stimulated broader research. This produced interesting information, which the museum wishes to share with the public through the first of a long series of collection presentations.

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The Bigot Pavilion – Art Nouveau Architectural Ceramics from Paris26 April 2014 – 31 August 2014, Exhibition “The Bigot Pavilion – Art Nouveau Architectural Ceramics from Paris“, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

This year, the Budapest ensemble of Alexander 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.

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26 April 2014 – 29 June 2014, Exhibition “European Design Art Nouveau & Art Deco“, Yokosuka Museum of Art, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.

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25 April 2014 – 14 September 2014, Exhibtion ‘Fra Arkivet‘ (From the Archives), Kunstmuseet KUBE, Ålesund, Norway.

The museum has invited the artists Elsebeth Jørgensen (DK) and Helene Sommer (NO) to develop new works based on The Art Nouveau Centre’s archive and collection, and the city of Ålesund’s architecture and history.

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16 April 2014 – 29 November 2014, Brussels is Art Nouveau – Totally Horta, bus tour organised by ARAU, Brussels. Different dates, in both French and English.

This three-hour coach tour explores the remaining buildings of Victor Horta, the leading Belgian Art Nouveau architect. A unique opportunity to find out more about the buildings designed by this architectural genius through an examination of three of them: a luxury townhouse (Van Eetvelde house), a primary school (Saint-Ghislain kindergarten) and a former wholesale drapery shop (Waucquez store).

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12 April 2014 – 6 July 2014, “Jugendstil aus Nürnberg“, Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany.

In 1897, Art Nouveau from Nuremberg evolved to a veritable export success. The State Trade Agency offered master classes to promote the new style resulting in a variety of upscale everyday objects from the years around 1900. The exhibition shows a representative cross-section and focuses particularly on pewter goods, copper, tapestry and ceramic products.

Jugenstil Exhibition Leipzig

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05 Apr 2014 – 15 Jun 2014,Alphonse Mucha: An Insight into the Artist“, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.

JaroslavaAlphonse Mucha: An Insight into the Artist is a major retrospective featuring over 240 works, including many that have never been shown in Japan before, alongside a wide range of oil paintings, studies, sketches, jewellery and posters from the Mucha family collection. The exhibition will explore the artistic vision and ideals behind Mucha’s works. Through his own words and works, visitors will gain an insight into his creative process, his ambitions and his achievements.

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2 April 2014 – 17 August 2014, “Paris 1900, The City of Entertainment“, Petit Palais, Paris, France.

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. Over 600 works will plunge visitors to the Petit Palais into the atmosphere of Belle Époque Paris. There will be paintings, objets d’art, costumes, posters, photographs, films, furniture, jewellery and sculptures.

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24 March 2014 – 28 September 2014, “Theo Colenbrander (1841-1930)“, Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands.

In 2014 the Drents Museum will organise a major retrospective on Theo Colenbrander. Never before has his work been shown in such volume and diversity: from ceramics to illustrations, from architecture to tapestries. The museum also exhibits work by Colenbrander’s contemporaries,  in order to show whether or not Colenbrander was ahead of them.

Theo Colenbrander Exhibition Drents Museum

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Art Nouveau poster Alesund Jugendstilens Natur22 March 2014 – 11 May 2014, “Jugendstilens Natur“, Jugendstilsenteret, Ålesund, Norway.

‘Art Nouveau Nature’ invites you to explore what the French poet Charles Baudelaire praised as “nature’s temple”. We face a world of symbols, scientific discovery and inspiration from distant lands.

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21 March 2014, Seminar “The preservation of Art Nouveau in a changing environment“, Jugendstilsenteret, Ålesund, Norway.

After decades of struggling for preservation and conservation, the owners or managers of AN buildings now have to face new environmental challenges: climate changes represent a threat for safeguarding heritage buildings and materials; the migration of populations to cities also leads to radical alterations of urban landscapes and the resulting urban pollution is harmful for preserving this type of buildings and their environment. How to face these phenomena? In this context, what are the means used and solutions found locally to preserve Art Nouveau buildings?

Download the programm here.

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21 March 2014 – 13 July 2014, Alle Origini di un Mito: Klimt“, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy.

The exhibition aims to investigate Klimts relationships with family and friends, 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 from other museums throughout the world, including several masterpieces such as Adam and Eve (Adam and Eve), Judith II, Sunflower (Sonnenblume) and water motion (Bewegtes Wasser).

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19 March 2014 – 29 June 2014, Exhibition ‘The artists of l´École de Nancy and the First World War’, École de Nancy Museum, Nancy, France.

At the outbreak of the First World War, the School of Nancy was still a dynamic art movement at least as far the style and extent of its commercial marketing was concerned. However, the Provincial Alliance of Art Industries, aka School of Nancy, had lost its vitality and was finally dissolved in August 1914. Oppressed by the numerous problems of wartime, particularly the geographical proximity to the front lines and the massive mobilisation of the labour force, the art industry of Nancy came to a virtual standstill.

From its collections, the Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy has selected works by Victor Prouvé, Henri Bergé, Louis Hestaux, Louis Majorelle and the Etablissements Gallé in order to present a little known aspect of artistic creativity in Nancy during and after the First World War.

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1 March 2014 – 7 July 2014,Romagna Liberty“, Galleria d’arte Montparnasse, Riccione (RN), Italy.

Photographic exhibition that brings together architectural Art Nouveau masterpieces including villas, cottages and buildings in the region.

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Extended until 30 March 2014, “Mucha Manga Mystery“, Bröhan Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Japanese art influenced the work of Alphonse Mucha. And today the manga generation again incorporates Mucha’s influence.

Download English Museum Flyer here, or the German Museum Flyer here.

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26 February – 28 September 2014, Exhibition “Paolo Antonio Paschetto: Artist, designer and decorator between Deco and Art Nouveau“, Musei di Villa Torlonia, Roma, Italia.

On display the rich unpublished material stored by the artist’s family in Torre Pellice. The exhibition is the first monographic exhibition held in Rome since 1938.

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25 – 27 February 2014, “Fin de siècle rediscovered. A mosaic of the end of a century: artists, events, societies, activities” (conference), The National Museum Warsaw (MNW), Warsaw, Poland.

The conference is prepared in participation with MNW in the Partage Plus consortium. The Partage Plus project sparked research which has brought to light a large group of hitherto unnoticed works which have not been studied in a wider cultural context. Broadening of the range of accessible works will change the perception of much of the art created around 1900 preserved in major museum collections.

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23 February 2014 – 9 November 2014, “Romagna Liberty in Bicicletta“, Romagna Region, Italy. Itinerary: click here.

A series of Art Nouveau bicycle journeys with the aim to bring more young people to rediscover the Art Nouveau villas of Romagna. A project that combines culture and health consciousness.

The tour starts February 23 with a guided tour of the exhibition in Forlì “Liberty, Uno Stile Per L’Italia Moderna”. The program includes trips throughout the Romagna region like Santarcangelo , the rich villas of Riccione, Faenza , Ravenna , Cervia, and the Grand Hotel Rimini, Imola and many others (see the press release). Anyone interested can join by contacting the association for the detailed program or visit http://www.romagnaliberty.it . All tours cost of €2,- for insurance.

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14 February 2014 – 14 December 2014, “Sense and Sensuality: Art Nouveau 1890-1914”, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK.

In this major exploration of the Art Nouveau style, works from the collection of Gretha Arwas and Anderson Collections, among others, will explore the sensual and psychologically intense nature of the style and the period. The exhibition marks the initiation of a collaboration between the Centre and Gretha Arwas, which will lead to the creation of a Foundation dedicated to the study and presentation of Art Nouveau.

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13 – 14 February 2014, “15th Art History Seminar – Art nouveau revisited: trends and peculiarities”, KIK-IRPA, Brussels, Belgium.

Art nouveau revisited: trends and peculiarities Emphasis will be laid on the different coexisting trends and peculiarities of art nouveau, both in Belgium and abroad. Freed from the yoke of historicism, artists and craftsmen drew their inspiration from highly diverse sources, revisiting local cultures and celebrating secular artisanal techniques (wrought iron, hammering, sgraffito, ceramics, stained glass…) and regional materials. The invention of this unique decorative vocabulary was enriched by the assimilation of organic forms inspired by nature, archetypes of industrial civilization as well as japonism.

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13 February 2014, 7 pm-8.30 pm – “The Sublime Avant Garde: Masterpieces of the Aesthetic Movement and Art Nouveau”, Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia Lecture Series, Paul Greenhalgh, Elizabeth Fry Lecture Theatre, UEA, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK.

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3 February 2014 – 20 July 2014, Exhibition “William Morris: Textiles and Wallpaper”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

William Morris (1834–1896) is acknowledged as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement of the second half of the nineteenth century. His enterprise, originally founded as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Company in 1861, became Morris & Company in 1875. They produced a variety of decorative arts, with textiles and wallpapers comprising a large portion of their artistic output. In 1923, the Metropolitan acquired the institution’s first examples from the oeuvre of Morris & Company, and a selection of these are shown in this installation.

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1 February 2014 – 15 June 2014, “Liberty, Uno Stile Per L’Italia Moderna”, Musei San Domenico, Forlì, Italy.

The exhibition aims to identify, for the first time with respect to different events dedicated to Art Nouveau in the past, the specificity of a style through a series of masterpieces of paintings and sculptures.

LIBERTY, UNO STILE PER L'ITALIA MODERNA

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30 January – 2 February, Nationale Art Deco Beurs, The Hague, The Netherlands.

De grootste publieksbeurs voor Art Deco met werk, kunst en design uit de periode 1880-1980 vindt  voor de 16e keer plaats in de Grote Kerk te Den Haag. De Nationale Art Deco Beurs (NADB) biedt dit jaar een voor Nederland unieke selectie van origineel, gewaarmerkt en betaalbaar werk van de meest vooraanstaande galeries en kunstaanbieders.

Nationale Art Deco Beurs 2014

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18 Jan 2014 – 23 Mar 2014, “Alphonse Mucha: An Insight into the Artist“, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan.

Alphonse Mucha: An Insight into the Artist is a major retrospective featuring over 240 works, including many that have never been shown in Japan before, alongside a wide range of oil paintings, studies, sketches, jewellery and posters from the Mucha family collection. The exhibition will explore the artistic vision and ideals behind Mucha’s works. Through his own words and works, visitors will gain an insight into his creative process, his ambitions and his achievements.

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18 January 2014 – 29 April 2014, Series of Lectures about Architecture at Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Russia.

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8 January 2013 – 16 March 2014, “The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels” at the Halles Saint Géry in Brussels, Belgium.

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27 November 2013 – 18 May 2014, “Franz von Zülow – Works on Paper”, MAK, Vienna, Austria.

On the occasion of the 130th birthday of Franz von Zülow, an artist shaped by a fashionable inclination toward rural life and the reflection of rural heritage, works on paper from the MAK collection and the artist’s estate will be exhibited. Von Zülow did his training at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, where he already created illustrations and designs for the Wiener Werkstätte. Active in many areas, Zülow designed textile patterns, carpets, ceramics, and interiors and developed new graphic techniques.

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2 Novenmber 2013 – 26 October 2014, “A Sea of Glass“, Nationaal Glas Museum, Leerdam, The Netherlands.

A Sea of Glass displays Ernst Haeckel’s illustrations and glass objects inspired by his work. The actual organisms are on show in aquaria, under microscopes and preserved in alcohol. Haeckel inspired artists and designers of the early 20th century, and today his illustrations remain a source of inspiration. The exhibition comprises several glass techniques including blown, stained and engraved glass, lamp blown glass, and glass mixed with other materials.

Sea of Glass Poster

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1 November 2013 – 31 December 2015, “Vital Art Nouveau 1900“, UPM, Municipal House, Prague, Czech Republic.

Poster Art Nouveau Exhibition Prague

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.

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15 October 2013 – 19 October 2014, “Ausstellungsplakate 1882 – 1932” – Germanische Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany.

The exhibition focuses on the period of Art Nouveau and with Franz von Stuck on one of the most influential early designers of posters in Germany.

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5 October 2013 – 16 February 2014, “Natures of Art Nouveau“, Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki, Finland.

The Natures of Art Nouveau exhibition highlights the role of nature in art and architecture across Europe at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The wiry curved lines that are typical of Art Nouveau illustrated the sensuality and vitality of nature. Plants, animals and the elements of nature intertwined in imaginative, dream-like pieces. Helsinki is a significant European Art Nouveau – or Jugend, as it is called in Finland – city, with an extensive and valuable cultural heritage going as far back as the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

The exhibition is traveling Europe and will also be on display in the following cities:

  • Helsinki (Finland) 5 October 2013 – 16 February 2014
  • Alesund (Norway) 22 March 2014 – 10 May 2014
  • Riga (Latvia) 10 June 2014 – 7 September 2014
  • Barcelona (Spain) 29 November 2014 – 28 February 2015
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia) 26 March – 14 June 2015
  • Brussel (Belgium) 3 October 2013 – 1 December 2013
  • Nancy (France) 20 December 2013 – 13 April 2014
  • Terrassa (Spain) 9 May 2014 – 13 July 2014
  • Bad Nauheim (Germany) 12 September 2014 – 26 October 2014
  • Aveiro (Portugal) 1 December 2014 – 28 February 2015
  • Milano (Italy) 18 March 2015 – 18 June 2015

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2 October 2013 – 9 March 2014, “Quest for Beauty”, Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands.

Sketches and sketchbooks from the Drents Museum collection.
The Drents Museum collection Art 1885-1935 includes hundreds of sketches and sketchbooks. Most of these come from the estates of painters’ workshops, which were included in the collection of the Drents Museum as a result of the efforts of the Stichting Schone Kunsten (SSK) or the Foundation of Fine Arts.

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August 10, 2013 – February 23, 2014, “Holland on Paper, The Age of Art Nouveau“, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.

In the era of Art Nouveau, from the 1890s through the turn of the century, there was a flourishing of new, imaginative art and craft throughout Europe. Holland also saw an explosion of inventive art and design in this period, including many expressive works on paper—posters, decorative calendars, illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. The MFA has been actively collecting these Dutch works for the last 25 years, and this exhibition highlights of 45 works early drawings by well-known artists Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck, as well as works by such new discoveries as Jan Toorop, Theo Nieuwenhuis, Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, Theo Hoytema, G. W. Dijsselhof, and C. A. Lion Cachet.

Holland on Paper exhibition

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11 June 2013 – 30 March 2014, Interiors of Modermisme: Gaspar Homar and Joan Busquet“, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

TTwo-section display cabinet with mirror (1907-1908). Gaspar Homarhe search for beauty, utility and comfort and a certain element of exhibitionistic luxury are essentials of Modernism, as found in the interiors of bourgeois housing.
Together with architects, carpenter-decorators became a fashionable profession, receiving commissions from the bourgeois and concerning themselves with the furniture design and decoration of the houses; a reflection of the tastes of the time and the new way of living. Gaspar Homar and Joan Busquets are two outstanding examples of this profession. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya holds a notable range their work, both projects and furniture.

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6 June 2013 – 6 June 2014, “Exhibition: Two Female photographers in Ålesund around 1900” at Jugendstilsenteret, Ålesund, Norway.

On 23 January 1904 a big fire turned Ålesund into Norway’s art nouveau town. The town fire destroyed the old town’s wooden buildings, leaving 10,000 of the town’s 12,000 inhabitants homeless. The whole of the new town – over 600 houses, half of which were masonry buildings – was built from 1904 to 1907. The result was that Ålesund became one of Norway’s most characteristic towns. Margrethe Svendsen and Petrine Wiik photographed the town before and after the fire. These photo’s now provide a unique record of what the old town of Ålesund looked like before the fire, the period immediately after the disaster, and during the rebuilding of Ålesund.

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22 March 2013 – 31 December 2014, “Japonismes: the Empire of the Rising sun on wallpapers from 1860 until today“, Musée du Papier Peint, Rixheim, France.

Japan’s opening to the Western world in 1854 led to a major shift in the fine arts. The impressed Europeans and Americans discovered a variety of art for which they could not find equivalents, neither for the topics nor for the techniques of decorative art. Even though the influence of Japan’s culture on the art of impressionism and Art Nouveau has been thoroughly researched, so far no comprehensive study focused on the specific aspect of wallpapers.

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1 January 2013 – 31 December 2015, “Jugendstil in Darmstadt“, Museum Künstlerkolonie, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Germany.

The permanent collection of Darmstadt Art Nouveau in the 1901 built Ernst-Ludwig-Haus documents the history and the work of the Darmstadt artist colony (1899-1914) and gives an overview of the comprehensive creative work and the avant-garde performances of their members.

Darmstadt Jugendstil Ausstellung 2014

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