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25 November 2018, Guided Tour Des courbes de l’Art nouveau aux lignes épurées de l’Art Déco, Brussels, Belgium.
20 November 2018, Lunch Tour Zilversmid Wolfers, Brussels, Belgium.
22 October – 3 November 2018, Exhibition Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, UK.
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18 October 2018 – 17 February 2019, Exhibition Egon Schiele – Pathways to a Collection, Orangery, Lower Belvedere, Vienna, Austria.
2018 is the centenary of Egon Schiele’s death. Marking this occasion, the Belvedere is showing its collection of Schiele paintings with highlights including Eduard Kosmack, Façade of a House, Death and Maiden, Embrace, and Four Trees. Visitors can look forward to an outstanding presentation shedding light on the full extent of the Schiele collection once housed at the Belvedere. The exhibition places a focus on the collection’s history. Curator Kerstin Jesse will answer questions about the works’ acquisition, their subject matter, and the people they portray. Preliminary studies and sketches will also be included. The Belvedere conservation department has been researching Egon Schiele’s works and his painting techniques since 2016 and their findings will be presented in the show. The exhibition presents an opportunity to gain an insight into the artist’s working methods while also offering a fascinating glimpse of his works’ pathways into the museum’s collection.
14 October 2018, Guided Bicycle Tour Art Nouveau in Schaerbeek and the Squares Quarter, Brussels, Belgium. (FR/ENG)
13 October 2018, Guided Tour Lieux de vie à Saint-Gilles : Horta chez lui et chez les autres, Brussels, Belgium.
11 – 13 October 2018, Bookfair: Horta opens up! CIVA, Brussels, Belgium.
A book fair dedicated entirely to Victor Horta and Art Nouveau. The fair also includes events such as book presentations, book signing sessions, a guided tour of the exhibition “The Cradle of Art Nouveau”, and walks around the area to discover some of Victor Horta’s buildings.
11 – 14 October 2018, Artonov Festival: Victor Horta and Freemasonry, Brussels, Belgium.
The aim of the ARTONOV Festival is to generate a convergence between the performing arts, such as music, dance, fashion and theatre, and the visual arts, thus encouraging an interdisciplinary approach. Artists will reflect on the way art and performance can interact with architectural space.
For the fourth edition of the ARTONOV Festival the program will focus on the theme “Victor Horta and Freemasonry” in places such as the Horta-Lambeaux Pavilion of Human Passions, Wolfers Store of the Cinquantenaire Museum, the Autrique House and the Horta Museum. Indeed, Victor Horta was a freemason and the symbols and rituals were an important source of inspiration for his work.
2 October 2018 – 1 April 2019, Exhibtion Gaudí and the Amsterdam School, Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In collaboration with Aurea Cultura i Art from Barcelona, Museum Het Schip brings some unique Spanish objects to Amsterdam: not only models of well-known buildings like Casa Battló and the Sagrada Família, but also interior furnishings that Gaudí designed alongside with them. Among the objects that will be included in the exhibition are the original wooden doors and ergonomic door handles of Casa Battló, the colourful mosaics of Park Güell and the geometric floor tiles of La Pedrera. The diverse designs of Gaudí will be presented as a total work of art, in which nature plays an important part.
1 – 31 October 2018, The 7th Mackintosh Festival, Glasgow, UK.
From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages, to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados. The programme features a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and sociable evenings with food and drink.
30 September 2018, Guided Tour Du Square Ambiorix au Cinquantenaire : Horta du début à la fin, Brussels, Belgium.
7 – 9 September 2018, Jugendstilfestival, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
Art nouveau and nostalgia fans find plenty to suit their interests with clothes, dancing and games from yesteryear, demonstrations of historical crafts, or lectures and exhibitions on how the Jugendstil reform movement influenced society and culture. For three days, festival goers feel like they’ve been transported back to the turn of the 20th century. At the artisan and restorers market, art lovers can admire the wide repertoire of art nouveau craftsmanship with exhibits and demonstrations of typical stucco, ceramic, glass, wood and jewellery works.
12 August 2018, Guided Bicycle Tour Art Nouveau de Ixelles à Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium. (FR)
27 June – 30 June 2018, III CoupDeFouet International Art Nouveau Congress, Barcelona, Spain.
In this third edition of the coupDefouet International Congress, the main thematic strand proposes to look into new perspectives on Art Nouveau heritage of cities by means of cinematographic language. Given the coincidence in the time of the birth of both, footage from this age is especially significant. Together with other later filmed material related to Art Nouveau, it may provide new insights into this artistic movement and a deeper knowledge of what has been preserved, as well as what was lost or forgotten.
A second theme strand centres on the relationship of Art Nouveau works and artists with politics, and in particular with colonialism, while the third strand explores the importance of drug use and/or attitudes towards sex in Art Nouveau artists, and how this influenced their work. Finally, the section on research and doctoral theses in progress, in which presentations from both seasoned and young researchers are welcome, will complete the four thematic strands of the programme.
23 June – 23 September 2018, Exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, WI, USA.
This exhibition celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship of the Tiffany artworks from Chicago’s distinguished Richard H. Driehaus Collection, highlighting masterworks never before presented in a comprehensive exhibition. A celebration of beauty, this exhibition features more than 60 extraordinary objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career.
This exhibition will then travel to the Huntsville Museum of Art (Huntsville, Alabama), the Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, Georgia), and the Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, Delaware), through January 2021.
23 June 2018, Guided Tour Shopping in Transparency: The Stores for Wolfers and Waucquez, Brussels, Belgium.
19 June 2018, Lunch Tour: Hotel Hallet, wonen in een Hortahuis!, Brussels, Belgium.
10 June 2018, World Art Nouveau Day Photo Contest, Facebook.
World Art Nouveau Day 2018 will be celebrating, among other things, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Peter Behrens, Komor Marcell and Lluis Muncunill i Parellada, as well as the centenary of the death of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser. To celebrate, a photo contest entitled “My favourite Art Nouveau Architect” will be organised on 10 June by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network through its Facebook page, allowing the public to present their favourite architect through the medium of one of his works.
7 June 2018, Opening of The Willow Tea Rooms, 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, UK. (tbc)
The Willow Tea Rooms Trust is currently raising funds to bring this world class interactive visitor / exhibition centre, education and learning suite: a living breathing museum experience in the beautifully re-created Salon de Luxe at the ‘Mackintosh Tea Rooms’ as commissioned by Catherine Cranston in 1903. “We launch in June 2018 in line with Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 150th birthday celebrations.”
8, 9 and 10 June 2018, Modernista Fair, Carcaixent (Valencia), Spain.
A unique event that will allow you to travel to 1900 on a weekend full of interesting proposals to revive the modernist splendor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The setting, gastronomic tastings, visits to the monumental gardens, historical recreations, contests and the complete program of activities will take us to that historical period when Carcaixent lived a particularly prosperous stage with the cultivation of the orange.
22 May 2018, Conférence: Vivre Exclusivement!, Brussels, Belgium. (FR)
Comment vivre dans une maison classée? Quels éléments faut-il prendre en compte? L’histoire d’un homme animé d’une passion exclusive!
16 May 2018, Workshop Sierschrift Art Nouveau, Stadsarchief Delft, The Netherlands.
Ontdek de kunst van het schoonschrijven tijdens de workshop Sierschrift Art Nouveau. Op woensdag 16 mei van 14:00 – 16:00 zijn kinderen en jongeren welkom bij het Stadsarchief. Met de hulp van een expert en mooie voorbeelden uit de collectie, leren kinderen de verschillende technieken om prachtige letters te schrijven in de stijl van art nouveau.
15 May 2018, Lecture Restaureren, Herbestemmen & Actualiseren van Victor Horta’s Erfgoed, Brussels, Belgium. (NL)
12 May 2018, Guided Tour Horta, Solvay et les autres : quand la Belgique imposait ses talents à Ixelles et Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium.
12 May 2018, Guided Tour Bruxelles, capitale de l’Art nouveau / visite du quartier Louise et de la Maison Horta, Brussels, Belgium.
11, 12 and 13 May 2018, Modernista Fair, Terrassa, Spain.
The Terrassa Modernist Fair has become the greatest annual modernism festival in Catalonia and a shop window for a period which has left a lasting impression on Catalan character and landscapes through the arts, architecture and industry. In May every year it offers more than 100.000 visitors a weekend full of cultural and culinary events, activities for kids, shows, exhibitions etc. related to the history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
9 May – 8 September 2018, Exhibition Affiches Belle Epoque, Brussels City Museum, Brussels, Belgium.
From 1885 until around 1914, Brussels experienced one of the most prosperous periods of its history. Illustrated advertisements, which appeared in all their fantasy in the 1870-1880 period, found immediate appeal in Brussels. Artists, both famous and obscure, happily tried their hands at this new art form. The de Try collection has never been presented to the public as an ensemble. However, for conservation reasons, the items of this exhibition are shown mainly through facsimiles. They reflect the extraordinary profusion and variety of posters on the streets at the time. Around twenty framed originals showcase the beauty and subtlety of the lithographic inks used during that period. An original soundtrack featuring pieces of music from the Belle Époque accompanies visitors around the exhibition.
8 May 2018, Lecture Horta and Japonism, Brussels, Belgium. (NL)
4 May – 5 August 2018, Exhibition Art Nouveau. Its Beginnings, Influences and Original Nature, Art Museum Riga Bourse, Great Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia.
The exhibition is a meeting of various national schools, with the objective of allowing the viewer to identify their similarities, influences and differences. Although the Art Nouveau style of Riga is undeniably peculiar, its features are closely related to the processes in other countries. The exposition is also a story of the most notable manifestations of Art Nouveau in Europe, visualising these through painting, graphic art, sculpture and decorative applied arts. It traces the roots, beginnings and flourishing of this style, and offers a clearer understanding of the original nature of Art Nouveau in Latvia, which are exemplified in comparison with the oeuvre of the greatest Art Nouveau metropolises – Paris, London, Brussels and other most vibrant cities of Europe.
May or June 2018, Modernista Fair, Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona travels back in time to the turn of the 20th century for yet another year, with plenty of leisure and cultural activities on offer, such as guided tours, children’s workshops, Modernista puppets, interactive automatons, a parade of vintage cars, a vintage steam train ride, conferences on Modernisme, a ticket draw to visit Modernista buildings for those attending in period costume, period atmosphere and many more surprises. The Fair will also be attended by municipalities and institutions from around the world that somehow have an Art Nouveau connection, as well as a booth with information and products on sale related to the Barcelona Modernisme Route.
29 April 2018, Guided Tour Horta, Autrique et les autres : quand la Belgique imposait ses talents à Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
28 April 2018, Guided Tour House and Atelier Victor Horta, Brussels, Belgium.
The exhibition brings together masterpieces from the period 1884-1914; from furniture, textiles and ceramics to drawings, fashion and paintings. The Dutch Art Nouveau occupies a unique place in this international movement around 1900; Dutch designers and (ornamental) artists created their own variant, which, in contrast to the flamboyant French-Belgian presidency, had to be in line with the alleged sober Dutch mentality. Under the umbrella themes ‘back to nature’, ‘back to the craft’ and ‘inspiration from exotic cultures’ the exhibition places the various art disciplines in the context of their time. In addition, the Gemeentemuseum shows a number of unknown female artists, so that the museum expands and deepens the current image of the Art Nouveau in the Netherlands.
18 April 2018 – 27 January 2019, Exhibition Horta Motifs. Fabric and Wallpaper in Brussels Houses, The Autrique House, Bussels, Belgium.
Art Nouveau was a very significant period for the creation of wallpaper and fabrics. Inside Art Nouveau buildings, both Victor Horta and his contemporaries gave meaning to the concept of total art and revolutionised the applied arts, abolishing the hierarchy between different forms of plastic art. Original motifs, complex craftwork… the exhibition restores this fragile heritage to its rightful place in the history of forms.
More information about Horta Motifs – Fabric and wallpaper in Brussels houses.
12 April – 23 September 2018, Exhibition Modernisme and flowers. From Nature to Architecture, Museu Can Tinturé, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
7 April – 1 November 2018, exhibition Gloeiende Glazuren (Glowing Glazes), Streekmuseum De Meestoof, Sint-Annaland, The Netherlands.
The exhibition shows an overview of Chris Lanooy’s work, such as ceramics, glass art and paintings. The exhibition also tells about the important role that the internationally renowned ceramist and glass artist has played in the field of ceramic techniques with experimental glazes originating in East Asian countries.
3 April -26 August 2018, Exhibition De Gist, de Kabel en Kunstenaars, Stadsarchief Delft, Den Hoorn, The Netherlands.
A small presentation on the interaction between the Delft industry and artists from about 1870 to 1930. In this period, famous artists such as Jacques Zon, Jan Toorop and Piet Zwart designed advertising material for Delft factories such as the Dutch Yeast and Spirit Factory and the Dutch Cable Factory.
30 March – 26 August 2018, Exhibtion Art Nouveau | New objectivity | Delft, Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, The Netherlands.
Exhibition of the applied arts in Delft from the period 1880 to 1940. In the history books, this is sometimes referred to as the Second Dutch Golden Age. Thanks to industrialisation, the Netherlands could once again count itself one of the most prosperous countries in the world, as it had in the 17th century. Art Nouveau in France was translated into Nieuwe Kunst, or ‘New Art’, in the Netherlands. And Delft became the focus of Dutch Art Nouveau. Other national and international schools, like Art Deco, De Stijl and New Objectivity, subsequently made their appearance in Delft as well. The miraculous transformation, around 1900, of a relatively small provincial city into an important centre of fine and applied arts and industrial design, is the central theme of this exhibition.
30 March – 14 August 2018, Exhibition Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, UK.
The exhibition will span the lifetime of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and taking a chronological and thematic narrative, placing Mackintosh at the core of the story, it will present his work in the context of Glasgow, his key predecessors, influences and contemporaries, particularly those working in the Glasgow Style.
The evocation of nature and rational construction inspired by nature are the basic building blocks of Victor Horta’s architecture and of the living environment of its inhabitants and users. By placing a light metallic frame at the heart of his architecture, he opens up spaces and creates an extraordinary method for capturing daylight and at the same time creating a stunning Chiaroscuro effect that plays with light and darkness. The exhibition revisits the work of Victor Horta through the theme of light, from the Lambeaux Temple to the Central Station.
26 March 2018, Guided Bicycle Tour Art Nouveau in Schaarbeek en de Noord-Oostwijk, Brussels, Belgium.
25 March 2018, Guided Bicycle Tour Henri Jacobs ou l’Art Nouveau pour tous, Brussels, Belgium. (FR)
24 March 2018, Guided Tour at Hotel van Eetvelde, Brussels, Belgium.
23 March – 15 July 2018, Exhibition In Search of Style, Landesmuseum Zürich, Switzerland.
A journey through time exploring Europe and Switzerland in the second half of the 19th century illustrates the search for innovation and style for new interiors, everyday products, paintings and buildings. This was an age of rapid technological change and social upheaval – not unlike today. Through selected objects from the worlds of architecture, art and craft, we can gain an insight into the various juxtapositions in style that marked a controversial era: specimen collections were built up, schools of arts and crafts were established and major cities began to take on the visual aspect we are familiar with today. A passionate debate on suitable style was born.
23 March – 24 June 2018, The exhibition Van Gogh & Japan, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Van Gogh created his own image of Japan by studying and reading about Japanese art, collecting and copying prints, and discussing their aesthetic qualities with other artists. His encounter with Japanese prints helped him to give his work a new direction. The exhibition will demonstrate, step by step, how Van Gogh bent the Japanese example to his will. In this way he defined himself as a modern artist and positioned himself opposite such artists as Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin. The size, nature and importance of Van Gogh’s own collection of Japanese prints will be explored in detail, as will the role played by his prints in the renewal of his own idiom.
21 March – 7 October 2018, Exhibition Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos and Furniture design in Viennese Modernism. Artists, Patrons and Producers, Hofmobiliendepot – Möbel Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria.
This exhibition presents the work of the leading architects of Viennese Modernism – Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos and Josef Hoffmann – as interior designers and furniture designers and their differing approaches to the two disciplines. Another part of the show looks at the manufacturers behind the furniture and interiors, such as Portois & Fix and Gebrüder Thonet as well as their often high-profile patrons (such as Berta Zuckerkandl). Large-format architecture photos by Walter Zednicek show key buildings of Viennese Modernism.
18 March 2018, Guided Bicycle Tour Art Nouveau in Ixelles and St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium. (ENG)
17 March – 25 November 2018, Exhibition Loetz 1900 – Verre de Bohême, Musée du Verre, Conches, France.
At the end of the 19th century, the Loetz glassworks had a highly successful glassware production in Bohemia, in the heart of Europe. With iridescent surface decorations and undulating forms inspired by nature, the glassworks’ vases and cups are fully consistent with the Austrian Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) style, which predominated in this era’s decorative arts. With nearly one hundred and twenty objects, many from the Hentrich Glasmuseum in Dusseldorf, the Conches Glass Museum is proud to present for the very first time in France, a major exhibition of the famous Austrian glassworks, Loetz.
15 March – 7 October 2018, Exhibition Otto Wagner, Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria.
Otto Wagner (1841-1918) is one of the most significant architects of the turn of the twentieth century. His building projects are regarded as milestones on the path from historicism to modernism. The Wien Museum’s comprehensive jubilee exhibition in 2018 coincides with the one-hundredth anniversary of Wagner’s death, and is the first major exhibition dedicated to this titan of urban architecture in over fifty years. The exhibition locates Wagner’s oeuvre in relation to his companions and opponents, illuminates his artistic, cultural and political environment, and conveys a sense of his international appeal. Exquisite drawings, models, furniture, paintings, and personal belongings vividly relate the story of Wagner’s prodigious career.
12 March 2018, Guided Bicycle Tour Le Sgraffite dans l’Art Nouveau, Brussels, Belgium. (FR)
11 March 2018, Guided Bicycle Tour Art Nouveau en Art Deco om van te smullen, Brussels, Belgium. (NL)
10 March – 25 March 2018, BANAD Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival, Brussels, Belgium.
The long-established Brussels Biennial Art Nouveau & Art Deco Event, held in October every two years, was changed. From 2017, it has become an annual event called the Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival and it will be held in the Spring.
The Festival’s programme will be extended to include concerts, films, exhibitions and cultural events, in addition to the interior guided tours of buildings not usually open to the public (private houses, schools, industrial and office buildings) and the guided tours on foot, by bicycle and by coach that have made the Biennial Event so successful in the past.
3 March – 3 June 2018, Exhibition Unbuilt Mackintosh, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK.
Unbuilt Mackintosh showcases stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Demonstrating Mackintosh’s architectural vision, the models have been crafted by current Scottish model makers, with their precise dimensions meticulously drawn from Mackintosh’s drawings and documentation.
The display combines models on loan from Glasgow Mackintosh with items from The Hunterian collection.
4 March 2018, Lecture, Barbara van der Wee, architect-restorator: De restauratie van de Winkel Wolfers, The Cinquantenaire Museum, Brussels, Belgium. (NL)
26 en 27 May 2018, Spring Exhibition The Hague Salon, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Three Dutch art dealers, G.J. Nieuwenhuizen Segaar kunsthandel, Antes Art 1900 and Kunsthandel Proportio Divina, will be showing highlights from the European Art Nouveau and Art Deco period; art glass, sculptures, Rozenburg eggshell porcelain, furniture, paintings and lamps etc.
24 February 2018, Guided Tour Hotel van Eetvelde – Luxurious Well-Being in the Squares Neighboorhood, Brussels, Belgium.
22 February – 21 May 2018, Exhibition William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement in Great Britain, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
The Arts and Crafts movement, linked to design and decorative arts, was born in Great Britain around 1880 and it was developed until the First World War. It spread rapidly throughout America and Europe until reaching Japan. Its ideologist was the artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896). The exhibition would be the first by Morris and the Arts & Crafts to be held in Spain and will present the masterpieces from this artistic movement.
(This exhibition was displayed in Madrid as well)
20 February 2018, Lunch Walk Broodje Brussel: Waucquezwarenhuis, Transparant Winkelen, Brussels, Belgium.
17 February – 27 May 2018, Exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
More than 60 pieces created by stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany will leave Chicago for the first time to be part of an exhibition that first opens at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati before traveling across the country over three years. The show features 16 of Tiffany’s famous plant-and-animal-form stained glass lamps, 24 iridescent blown-glass vases, seven large leaded-glass windows, as well as andirons, candlesticks, humidors, and inkwells. The pieces are part of a large private collection at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago and have never been seen outside Chicago before this exhibition, according to museum staff.
13 February – 2 September 2018, Exhibition Stairway to Klimt – Eye to Eye with Klimt, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria.
To mark the centenary of the death of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) we invite museum visitors to take a closer look at his unique paintings displayed twelve metres above ground where they form an integral part of the sumptuous décor of the Main Staircase. As in 2012, we will again erect a huge bridge weighing four tons across the Main Staircase to allow visitors to access this magnificent pictorial cycle. The paintings, commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph and executed by Gustav Klimt, his brother Ernst and their friend, Franz Matsch, depict important periods of art history.
3 February – 3 June 2018, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark.
ARKEN’s major exhibition unfolds Mucha’s art in all its breadth with painting, posters, advertisements, photographs, design, jewellery and interiors. At the same time it presents examples of the psychedelic art of the 1960s and 1970s along with Japanese and Korean manga up until today, which is strongly inspired by Mucha’s art.
6 February 2018, Lecture Art Nouveau and Japonism, SBK Zuidplas, The Netherlands.
Rond 1900 was er in de kunstgeschiedenis een ware revolutie gaande. Gebouwen, meubelen maar ook sieraden en andere gebruiksvoorwerpen werden vormgegeven in sierlijke lijnen en gedecoreerd met natuurlijke motieven. Het begon allemaal in de architectuur maar in mum van tijd was het hele leven in de ban van de Art Nouveau. Een van de inspiratiebronnen was de Japanse kunst die als een ware vloedgolf Europa overspoelde. Hoe dat zo kwam en welk effect dit had op de creatieve geesten van die tijd zal worden uitgediept in deze lezing. Aan de hand van vele voorbeelden en het verhaal achter de kunstwerken zal blijken dat het Japonisme een ongelofelijke vruchtbare culturele bron was die grote gevolgen had voor het ontstaan van moderne kunst en design.
27 January – 22 April 2018, Exhibition Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, USA.
The Belle Epoque opera posters in this exhibition were intended to draw an audience into the opera house with a “taste” of what would be seen and heard there. One can almost hear the music while looking at the poster. All of the posters in this exhibition come from a large gift by Murray and Nancy Ann Blum to the museum’s collection.
27 January 2018, Déjeuner-conférence autour de l’Art Nouveau Parisien / Lunch-conference around the Parisian Art Nouveau, Paris, France. (12:00 – 14:00 hrs)
Meet-up for a meal in a Parisian Art Nouveau restaurant and discover an aspect of Art Nouveau in the capital organised by Antoinette Martin.
27 January 2018, Guided Tour at House Autrique, Brussels, Belgium.
16 January 2018, Lunch Walk Broodje Brussel: Wandelen langs de woning Frison en het verdwenen volkshuis, Brussels, Belgium.
This exhibition, organised by the Directorate of Monuments and Sites in the Region of Brussels Capital, provides an overall introduction to the work of the architect Victor Horta with a presentation of his major works built in Brussels. The presentation invites visitors to discover the secrets behind the creative work of one of Art Nouveau’s greatest artists, a movement which revolutionised European spatial and architectural concepts at the dawn of the 20th century. A series of photographs, documents and plans highlight the value of this extraordinary legacy.
15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018, Exhibtion Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Architect of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.
At the occasion of the 150th birthday of Josep Puig i Cadafalch, the Generalitat de Catalunya dedicated the year 2017 to the architect! And the celebration goes on in 2018 with the exhibition “Puig i Cadafalch, Architect of Catalonia” at the Museu d’Història de Catalunya. An exceptionnal documentation illustrates the life and work of the this important architect!
‘Hope for Beauty’ focuses on Kingston Museum’s visually stunning archive of works on paper by artisan Denise Wren. It includes designs for textiles and wallpaper, as well as many newly acquired ceramics, and explores the range of styles she encompassed during her artistic career. Wren studied at Kingston School of Art under Arts and Crafts designer Archibald Knox yet when Knox quit, Wren and her fellow students formed the Knox Guild of Design and Craft, following Knox’s mantra ‘Aim at order, hope for beauty’. The Guild was based at 24 Market Place, Kingston, displaying their work locally and at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London, before Wren then formed Oxshott Pottery in Surrey.
The exhibtion showcases some porcelain masterpieces of the past from the Tsarskoe Selo collection and today’s creations inspired by the time of Art Nouveau and completed with old technologies by artists of the St. Petersburg Imperial Porcelain Manufactory. The 164 pieces on display in the Third Antechamber lavishly demonstrate a variety of classic Art Nouveau styles from porcelain plaques and animal figures to tableware and vases, decorated with underglaze polychrome paintings of vegetation and lyrical landscapes.
4 December 2017 – 4 February 2018, Exhibition Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné 1880-1910, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA.
During the “golden age” of Japanese cloisonné production (approximately 1880–1910), intricate decorations, sophisticated use of color, expanding varieties of form, and flawless surface finishes became the hallmarks of Japanese cloisonné wares. Polished to Perfection presents approximately 150 works from the collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry. Built over the course of more than four decades, the collection contains works crafted by the most accomplished Japanese cloisonné masters of the time including Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845–1927), Namikawa Sōsuke (1847–1919), Hayashi Kodenji (1831–1915), and Kawade Shibatarō (1856–1921). The artists represented in this exhibition raised the art of cloisonné enamel to a level of unparalleled technical and artistic perfection.
28 November 2017 – 20 January 2019, Exhibition Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907), The National Museum, Kraków, Poland.
The National Museum in Kraków has gathered the largest and most valuable collection of works by Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907) – one of the most important, original and appreciated artist from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, who belongs among such artists as Klimt, Mucha and Gaudi; the exhibition comprises of about 900 works. In the year of the artist’s death, a committee was established with the aim to collect pieces representing the genius artist’s legacy at the National Museum. The majority of the pieces collected are drawings, scenographic and typographic designs, but the works also include an exquisite collection of portrays and landscapes, mostly pastels, at which Wyspiański was an absolute master, as well as a set of ornamental designs for the Franciscan Church in Kraków, the Wawel Cathedral and the Medical Association House. Apart from the above mentioned works, the exhibition will feature pieces of furniture, fabrics and other everyday objects created by Wyspiański, as well as his sculptures, graphic designs, art books and even some of the artist’s personal belongings.
24 November 2017 – 20 May 2018, Exhibition Le Temps des Collections VI: Le Pouvoir de la Ligne, Guimard et l’Art Nouveau, Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, France.
Parmi les chefs-d’œuvre de Guimard, il faut mentionner le bloc d’immeubles Castel Béranger (1894-1898), qui obtint en 1899 le prix de la plus belle façade de Paris, ainsi que les édicules d’entrée du métro parisien (18991904), qui immortalisèrent son esthétique. Il s’illustra comme créateur mais également comme un véritable entrepreneur, par les liens qu’il sut nouer avec les industriels pour diffuser ses modèles, en particulier avec les Fonderies de Saint-Dizier, dont plusieurs pièces sont présentées dans l’exposition : « Satisfaire au programme de chacun, utiliser les ressources industrielles modernes, profiter des progrès de la science appliquée à toutes les branches de l’activité humaine, exprimer le caractère véritable de la matière, tels sont les principes auxquels se rattache le Style Guimard et qui se résument en trois mots : Logique, Harmonie et Sentiment ».
4 November 2017 – 2 April 2018, Exhibition Natuurgetrouw Getekend – De mooiste prenten van Theo van Hoytema (1863-1917), Nederlands Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
Theo van Hoytema is a Dutch Art Nouveau artist. He was a versatile artist mainly focussing on the plant and animal world. With his portfolio ‘Animal studies’, Van Hoytema achieved an absolute peak in 1898. Top pieces are the lithographs ‘Angora rabbits’ and ‘Egrets’, with embossed coat and feathers. This is a very complex technique in which a structure is printed in the paper. The exhibition shows a broad overview of the calendars, free prints, books and applied graphics, such as cover sheets and posters.
20 October 2017 – 18 February 2018, Exhibition The Challenge of Modernism – Vienna and Zagreb around 1900, Orangery, Lower Belvedere, Vienna, Austria.
In the years around 1900, the multi-ethnic realm of the Habsburg Monarchy experienced a lively exchange of art and culture between Vienna, its center, and the main cities of the Crown lands such as Zagreb. For the development of Croatian art around the turn of the century, this exchange was very significant. In the exhibition, the connections and points of reference at the start of the twentieth century are presented by key works of Austrian and Croatian artists of that period. Artists and architects who were trained in Vienna brought the new trends in art to Zagreb and, within 20 years, the overall character of cultural life at the time was fundamentally changed. On show are works by Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Carl Moll, Vlaho Bukovac, Ivan Meštrović, Robert Auer, Tomislav Krizman as well as other protagonists of the Viennese and Modernism. The exhibition is a cooperation with the Klovićevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
10 October 2017 – 14 January 2018, Exhibition Drawings by Klimt and Schiele from the Collection of the Albertina Museum (Vienna), Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia.
Thanks to the joint efforts of Albertina Museum and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts an unprecedentedly large collection of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele’s drawings and graphics will come to Russia making over 120 drawings and graphic works available for the Russian lovers of art.
10 October 2017 – 25 February 2018, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, Palacio Gaviria, Madrid, Spain.
The exhibition highlights six facets of Mucha’s personality: Bohemian; picture maker for people; cosmopolitan; mystic; patriot and philosopher. Through these aspects, the exhibition looks at the development of his artistic career and how he grew as a man, living through one of the most turbulent times in European history. Overall, the exhibition affords an extraordinary portrait of this great Czech creator, celebrated in Art History as the originator of a style that would later spread throughout the world under the name of Art Nouveau, Stile Liberty, Secessionsstil, Modernisme or Jugendstil.
7 October 2017 – 26 February 2018, Exhibition Tiffany Favrile Glass: Masterworks from the Collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott, Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, USA.
While Tiffany is famous for many types of glass, including stained glass windows, the exhibition focuses exclusively on Tiffany’s Favrile vases. These lustrous vessels, known for their innovative forms and colors, are among the most exquisite examples of Art Nouveau-inspired decorative art created in this country. The exhibition will survey the full range of Tiffany’s Favrile glass vase production, from experimental pieces made in the 1890s to the widely-admired peacock vases produced in the early years of the 20th century. The works are on loan from the collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott, one of the most significant private collections of Tiffany Favrile glass in the United States.
15 September 2017 – 21 January 2018, Exhibtion René Lalique – Enchanted by Glass, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
This exhibition focuses on Lalique’s work with glass and covers decades of creativity. As tastes moved from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, he had the luxury of being hailed as a leader and innovator in both. This exhibition includes historic images from a storied period of French history. It includes one of his patent applications, and it provides even further insight into his methods by way of production molds and design drawings.
15 September 2017 – 8 April 2018, Exhibition The Art of pastel from Degas to Redon, Petit Palais, Paris, France.
Out of its collection of more than 200 pastels, the Petit Palais is presenting a selection of close to 150 of them for the first time, offering an exhaustive overview of the main artistic currents of the second half of the 19th-century, from Impressionism to Symbolism. The pastel technique, which is endlessly seductive due to the material itself and its colours, allowed artists to quickly produce works in a wide variety of styles. From simple coloured sketches to highly accomplished works of art, pastel is at the crossroads between drawing and painting.
9 July 2017 – 2 June 2018, Exhibition Jan Toorop, Lalique Museum, Doesburg, The Netherlands.
The exhibition has an innovative starting point because it focuses entirely on the origins of Toorop. Influenced by the wild nature of the jungle, Toorop always remained ‘oostersch’ (‘from the East’). The exhibition shows that Toorop had great faith in the mystical world around us. The young Jan grew up in the midst of nature, the jungle and Kejawen, a Javanese religious tradition, a fusion of mainly animistic and Buddhist influences. The untamed and mysterious nature of the jungle on Banka with which his father introduced him, and the shadow play of wajang dolls left a lasting impression on Toorop.These experiences stimulated his imagination and inspired the game of moving lines in his Symbolist works. He mixed influences from the west and the east in his symbolism.
Traveling Exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau.
The exhibition is drawn from the holdings of the Dhawan Collection, Los Angeles, which is one of the largest and finest collections of Alphonse Mucha’s work in the United States.
- 28 January 2017 – 26 March 2017, Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, CA, USA.
- 15 June 2017 – 15 August 2017, The Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian, TX, USA.
- 15 September 2017 – 31 December 2017, Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL, USA.
- 12 January 2018 – 18 March 2018, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, USA.
- 15 September 2018 – 15 December 2018, University Art Galleries, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA.
11 February 2017 – 7 January 2018, Exhibition L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features approximately 50 posters by the five grand masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha. The posters date from 1875 to 1910, the exuberant era in France known as the Belle Époque. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form.
28 November 2016 – 31 December 2019, Exhibition St. Petersburg Art Nouveau, Museum of History of St. Petersburg, Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The exhibition presents architectural graphics from projects of public buildings, apartment buildings and houses, bridges, interior decoration and furniture made by famous architects and designers like Vasilyev, von Gauguin, Johansen, Lancer, Lyalevich and Ol. An addition to this section are the decorative and architectural details of buildings in St. Petersburg: glass, iron castings, and architectural ceramics. There are also sections with furniture and lighting fixtures, graphic art Nouveau and gorgeous silk dresses, shoes, bags and boas of ostrich feathers.
Traveling Exhibition Natures of Art Nouveau.
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.
The exhibition is traveling Europe and will be on display at 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) 20 January 2015 – 19 April 2015
- Subotica (Serbia) 14 May 2015 – 14 September 2015
- Oradea (Romania) 24 March 2016 – will remain here permanently
- 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) 26 March 2015 – 24 April 2015
- Havana (Cuba) 3 July 2015 – 31 July 2015
- Glasgow (Scotland) 17 October 2015 – 24 December 2015
- Havana (Cuba) spring 2016 – will remain here permanently
As soon as the next locations are published, I will add them to this list.
10 Different Guided Tours for groups at ARAU: Brussels is Art Nouveau!
2018 marks the 150th birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. During the year, many events and exhibitions will take place, mainly in Glasgow. Get the latest information from this website: www.glasgowmackintosh.com
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.
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