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October 2020, The 9th 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.
September 2020, Jugendstil Festival, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
10 June 2020, World Art Nouveau Day Photo Contest, Facebook.
To celebrate World Art Nouveau Day, a photo contest entitled 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.
May 2020, 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.
May 2020, Modernista Fair, Terrassa, Spain.
March 2020, 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.
4 March – 25 May 2020, Exhibition Aubrey Beardsley, Tate Britain, London, UK.
Spanning seven years, this exhibition will cover Beardsley’s intense and prolific career as a draughtsman and illustrator, cut short by his untimely death from tuberculosis, aged 25. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to Beardsley at Tate since 1923, and the largest display of his original drawings in Europe since the seminal 1966 exhibition at the V&A, which triggered a Beardsley revival. The over 200 works include his celebrated illustrations for Le Morte d’Arthur, Lysistrata and Oscar Wilde’s Salomé. It will also show artworks that were key inspirations for Beardsley, including Japanese scrolls and watercolours by Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau.
21 – 23 February 2020, Annual Arts & Crafts Conference, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC, USA.
Since 1913 the Grove Park Inn has been known as the mecca for Arts and Crafts enthusiasts. And since 1988 the Arts and Crafts Conference has been educating and entertaining Arts and Crafts enthusiasts at every level – from beginning collectors and bungalow owners to experienced auction and show veterans. The weekend includes seminars and small group discussions to walking tours, demonstrations, and selling shows.
17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020, Exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Models, Artists, Muses, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement. Featuring new discoveries and unseen works from public and private collections across the world, the exhibition reveals the women behind the pictures.
16 October 2018 – 27 September 2020, Exhibition Earth into Art—The Flowering of American Art Pottery, Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida, USA.
American Art Pottery was in peak demand from roughly 1876 to 1915. Sharing many of the values of the international Arts and Crafts movement—which was a response to industrialization and mass production—these ceramic artists sought a return to work by hand, dignity of labor, and unity of design. Their work, merging the fine and decorative arts, incorporated the avant-garde brushstrokes of French Impressionists, the exoticism of Asian motifs like bamboo, realistic representations of plants and flowers, and, paying homage to a proud heritage, portraits of Native American leaders.
10 Different Guided Tours for groups at ARAU: Brussels is Art Nouveau!
Travelling Tiffany Exhibition
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.
Feb – May 2018, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
23 Jun – 23 Sept 2018, Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
21 Oct 2018 – 13 Jan 2019, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
16 Feb – 19 May 2019, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, USA
16 Jun – 8 Sept 2019, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY, USA
Oct 2019 – Jan 2020, Cummer Museum & Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
1 Feb 2020 – 10 May 2020, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, USA
Jun – Sept 2020, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, California, USA
Oct 2020 – Jan 2021, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Feb – Apr 2021, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Traveling Exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and his associates, and the champions of the Arts & Crafts Movement offered a radical artistic and social vision that found inspiration in the pre-industrial past and came to decisively influence visual culture in Britain and beyond. Drawn from the outstanding collection of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Victorian Radicals will, for the first time, bring together paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts—many never shown outside the UK—to illuminate this most dynamic period of British art in an exhibition of unparalleled historical andvisual richness.
Through approximately 145 objects by pioneering artists including Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddall, among others, Victorian Radicals will represent the spectrum of avant-garde practices of the Victorian period, emphasizing the response of Britain’s first modern art movements to unfettered industrialization.
13 Oct 2018 – 6 Jan 2019 – Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
9 Feb 2019 – 5 May 2019 – Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL, USA
13 Jun 2019 – 8 Sep 2019 – Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
10 Oct 2019 – 5 Jan 2020 – San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA
13 Feb 2020 – 10 May 2020 – Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, USA
20 Jun 2020 – 13 Sep 2020 – Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, USA
29 Oct 2020 – 14 Jan 2021 – The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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 Jan 2017 – 26 Mar 2017 – Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, CA, USA
15 Jun 2017 – 15 Aug 2017 – The Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian, TX, USA
15 Sep 2017 – 31 Dec 2017 – Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL, USA
12 Jan 2018 – 18 Mar 2018 – The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, USA
15 Sep 2018 – 15 Dec 2018 – University Art Galleries, Texas A&M Uni, TX, USA
24 Mar 2018- 23 Jun 2019 – Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, USA
26 Sep 2020 – 3 Jan 2021 – Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, USA
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
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.
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