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2020 Aveiro Art Nouveau Christmas Cards
12 December 2020 – 17 January 2021, Exhibition O Natal e o Gosto Arte Nova, Museu da Cidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

This is the title of the exhibition that the Museu da Cidade de Aveiro, in Portugal, organised for X-mas time. It is dedicated to the Christmas cards tradition at the beginning of XX century! So, if you are in Portugal, do not miss this opportunity to discover their Art Nouveau postcards collection, it’s possible until January 17th!

12 November 2020 – permanent, Exhibition Modernisme, towards the culture of design, Museu del Disseny, Barcelona, Spain.

The exhibition focuses on modernisme (catalan modernism) as the beginning of the culture of design, frames it in the European context and highlights the links and uniqueness of the Catalan case. The exhibition will provide a new interpretation of modernism based on the leading role played by the decorative and applied arts, crafts and industry.


23 -25 October 2020, Novelda Modernista, Novelda, Spain.

Alfons_Mucha_La_Nature_Paris_1900_at_the_allard_pierson_museum_amsterdam23 October 2020 – 21 March 2021, Postponed until January 2021 Exhibition Goddesses of the Art Nouveau, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Allard Pierson and two German partner museums are putting together an exhibition on the international movement of Art Nouveau. Flowing lines and floral motifs are important features of the style that set the tone throughout Europe between 1890 and 1914. At least as characteristic are the effigies of women. It concerns cliché images; women as divine apparitions borrowed from Classical Antiquity, Byzantine icons, medieval legends and contemporary muses. In the exhibition Goddesses of Art Nouveau, this phenomenon has been examined in the context of the social developments of the time.

This exhibition will travel to Karlsruhe (23 Oct 2021 – 24 April 2022) and Braunschweig (13 Oct 2022 – 9 April 2023).

23 October 2020 – 21 March 2021, Exhibition Letters of Art Nouveau, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Art Nouveau around the year 1900 wasn’t just for the wealthy: the flamboyant style also made its presence felt on the streets. In the exhibition ‘Letters of Art Nouveau’, the Allard Pierson shows how Art Nouveau dominated contemporary public space and commercial printing with hand-drawn letters adorning everything from posters to metro entrances. These Art Nouveau letters were disseminated rapidly through handbooks for letter painters and lithographers, and through type specimens. And when interest in Art Nouveau resurfaced in the 1960s, these striking fonts became popular among graphic designers again…

17 October 2020 – 18 April 2021, Exhibition The Wonderful World of Zsolnay Porcelain, Art Nouveau Centre, Riga, Latvia.

The exhibition “The Wonderful World of ZSOLNAY Porcelain” presents outstanding works of Hungarian applied art. Exquisite decorative tableware and figurines, inspired by the company’s historical Art Nouveau line. The cooperation of the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Center” with the Hungarian Embassy in Latvia has been going on for several years and has culminated in high-quality exhibitions that acquaint Latvian residents with Hungarian Art Nouveau period and contemporary art.


10 October 2020 – 31 January 2021, Exhibition Anders Zorn – The Swedish Idyll, Kunstmuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Anders Zorn is still well known in Sweden, but he has largely escaped the attention of the public in the rest of Europe. This autumn Kunstmuseum Den Haag will bring together 150 paintings, watercolours and etchings in the first retrospective of his work in the Netherlands, organised in collaboration with Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and Zorn Museum in Mora.

Gustav Klimt Judith I, 19012 October 2020 – 10 January 2021, Exhibition Gustav Klimt. Inspired by Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) lived and worked in Vienna’s belle époque, a period of unparalleled artistic achievement. Klimt was a member of the symbolist art movement and gained particular fame for his later work, characterised by decorative ornamentalism and suggestive-erotic symbolism. The Van Gogh Museum is organising a retrospective on Gustav Klimt in which the influence of international avant-garde art on Klimt’s oeuvre is illustrated: from Whistler and Toorop, via Monet and Rodin, to Van Gogh and Matisse. 50 works by Gustav Klimt and 50 works by contemporaries are being brought to Amsterdam. The exhibition will then continue at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna.

21 – 27 September 2020, Feria Modernista de Alcoi, Alcoy (Alicante), Spain.

12 September 2020 – 31 January 2021, Exhibition about Hector Guimard, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

More information will follow asap

Guimard en Amérique exposition Driehaus Musuem Chicago

11 – 13 September 2020, Jugendstil Festival, Bad Nauheim, Germany.

Tauchen Sie ein in die glanzvolle Zeit um 1900! Beim dreitägigen Jugendstilfestival können Sie sich im historischen Ambiente des Sprudelhofs an Kleidung, Musik, Tanz, Sport und Spielen wie anno dazumal erfreuen.

Zum festen Rahmenprogramm gehört der große Restauratoren- und Kunsthandwerkermarkt. Hier findet jeder ein schönes Souvenir – die Aussteller bieten Leuchten, Spiegel, Porzellan, Mode, Schmuck, Glas- und Keramikkunst sowie besondere Papeterie aus der Zeit um 1900 an. Die Restauratoren zeigen ihr handwerkliches Können und arbeiten vor aller Augen Tapeten, Möbel und Bilder auf.

Unbedingt sehenswert und während des Festivals geöffnet sind die original erhaltenen Badehäuser im Sprudelhof, die mit ihren nostalgischen Badezellen und schmucken Innenhöfen beeindrucken.

More information can also be found here: Bad Nauheim Jugendstilfestival.


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July 2020, The Slave Epic, Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

Mucha’s cycle of monumental paintings ‘The Slav Epic’ will be moved back to the southern Moravian town for a period of five years. The move, approved by the Prague City Council, will see the paintings moved back to their long-time home, while a suitable permanent space is found in the capital. An exhibition, displaying the whole Slav Epic is expected to open in July 2020.


20 June – 20 September 2020, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, La Beauté Art Nouveau, Musée Départemental Breton, Quimper, France. Postponed to summer 2021!

For the first time in Brittany, the Breton Departmental Museum presents the work of one of the most illustrious European creators of Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). Paintings, drawings, posters, photographs, sculptures and decorative works of art, this retrospective presents a hundred works and documents exceptionally on loan from the Mucha Foundation in Prague.

The exhibition, which brings together his most renowned works, will also recall his devotion to the cause of the independence of peoples and their reconciliation. She will finally reveal her discovery of Brittany, through drawings that have never been seen before.


18 – 20 June 2020, General Assembly of the RANN in Nancy. Postponed to 2021!

Including mini-lectures around Art Nouveau heritage, a visit of the Museum Ecole de Nancy and Villa Majorelle and a tour of Art Nouveau architecture in Nancy. Only for members of the RANN. Not a member yet? Click here:

29 Sept 2020 – 30 May 2021, Exhibition Luigi Colani and Art Nouveau, Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Germany.

2020 Luigi Colani and Art Nouveau - Berlin Bröhan MuseumIn 1977, Luigi Colani declared “The Bauhaus is dead”, calling instead for a “renaissance of Art Nouveau”. Luigi Colani (1928–2019), a native Berliner, a man of many talents and a master of self-promotion, thus triggered a revolution in German design. One of the most fascinating designer figures in the twentieth century, he is difficult to sum up in his entirety. A student of Berlin’s Hochschule der Künste and graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris, the controversial designer wrote history with his visionary ideas and biomorphic forms. Nature was his most important source of inspiration, formally speaking the maverick had an affinity for Art Nouveau. In this exhibition at Bröhan-Museum, his designs are contrasted with Art Nouveau objects from the museum’s own collection. The floral objects from the Art Nouveau period and Colani’s works stand for a dream of a better world.

17 June – 27 September 2020, Exhibition Art Nouveau Vases, Art Nouveau Center, Riga, Latvia.

Exhibition of the museum’s collection of vases of the early 20th century. More than 180 glass, porcelain, earthenware, clay and metal vases testify to the variety and splendor of applied art. The vase occupied an important place in the Art Nouveau interior and the art of arranging flowers. The exhibition is complemented with decorative flower pots, which were very popular during the Art Nouveau period.


12, 13 & 14 June 2020, Fira Modernista Carcaixent, Spain.

The setting, the gastronomic tastings, the visits to the buildings and the monumental orchards, the historical recreations, the contests and the complete program of activities, will transport us to that historical period when Carcaixent, like other cities in Valencia, lived a particularly prosperous stage with the cultivation of orange as a great economic engine and with modernism as a vanguard movement.


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 works.

10 – 14 June 2020, Art Nouveau Festijn, The Hague, The Netherlands.

7 June – 20 September 2020, Exhibition Flowers from Fire: Ceramics and the International Art Nouveau, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, USA.

During the late 19th century, artistic rebellion against mass production took many forms. In the world of design, shapes reflecting nature and growth, experiments with techniques, and influences from non-European cultures led to the flowering of Art Nouveau. Focusing on ceramics and other objects from the United States and Europe, this exhibition explores the artists and innovations that led to a new international style.

Flowers from Fire-Ceramics and the International Art Nouveau, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 2020

30 May 2020 – 3 January 2021, Exhibition Harald Krohg Stabell (1874-1963), Jugendstilsenteret, Ålesund, Norway.

The exhibition is dedicated to the Norwegian visual artist and architect Harald Krohg Stabell (1874-1963, who lived and worked in Ålesund during the reconstruction period after the city fire in 1904. The exhibition shows architectural drawings, watercolors and woodcuts with motifs from Ålesund and its surroundings.

exhibition Harald Krohg Stabell (1874-1963) Alesund

23 May – 13 September 2020, Exhibition Moderne für Jedermann – Kunst und Ware im Jugendstil, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Kassel, Germany.

Art Nouveau was an early modernist reform movement. The aim and motivation of the artists was to aesthetically design the entire human environment – from architecture to household items. The heyday of the movement was short and yet many people can instantly recognize art nouveau designs. The exhibition traces the popularity of the style and shows how the resulting mass production led to the idea being sold out and thus to its early decline.

More information at the Museum Blog: click here.


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.


8, 9 & 10 May 2020, Modernista Fair, Terrassa, Spain.

Terrassa goes back in time to reproduce the haze of  the modernist art, achitecture and industry in the final part of the XIX century and the beginning of XXth It is a very special chance to live an amazing experience through cultural events, historical recreations, traditional artcrafts, guided tours, exhibitions, music and circus shows, culinary events, activities for kids…and above all the people dressed like in XIXth century which gives an atmosphere of living 100 years ago.

25 & 26 April 2020, Penedès Modernist Fair, Arboç, Spain.


Orchid Brooch Sainsbury Centre UK29 March – 13 September 2020 EXTENDED until 3 January 2021, Exhibition Art Nouveau: The Nature of Dreams, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, UK.

This exhibition will examine the spectacular, and controversial vision of art practice that raged across the Western world from the end of the 19th century: Art Nouveau. The role of nature will be another key focus of the exhibition. The common theme of translating plants into patterns will be explored as a defining feature of the modern style. Art and objects will represent Art Nouveau from different countries, where it appeared characterised as flowing, tensile line, and dramatic movement, or by organic imagery combined with an informal geometry. 

26 March – 27 September 2020, Exhibition Not Enough Perfume, too many Puddles”: Marking the 150th Anniversary of Hans Baluschek’s Birth, Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Germany.

24 March – 10 May 2020, Exhibition Budapest National Museum of Crafts Exhibition, From Japonisme to Art Nouveau – European crafts that dreamed of Japan, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima city, Japan. 

In the late 19th century, the influx of Japanese artifacts into Europe led to Japonisme, which is the influence of Japanse art on Western crafts and designs. The influence was evident in the Art Nouveau style, which was dominating Western countries at the time. While Japonism has become the fashion style, art museums in European countries have also collected Japanese lacquer crafts and ceramics. The Budapest National Museum of Crafts has been actively collecting Japanese art since its opening in 1872. This exhibition traces the history of how Japanese art influenced the West. Under the theme of Japonisme and Art Nouveau, there are about 200 items from the collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, including Tiffany, Galle, Daum Brothers and Lalique, as well as works representing Hungary.

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2020 Mucha Expo Steendruk museum NL2 June 2020 – 18 April 2021, Exposition Mucha, Meester van de Art Nouveau, Steendruk Museum, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.

Around 1900 artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) created his own style in cosmopolitan Paris. Le Style Mucha became synonymous with the French Art Nouveau. In addition to posters, he illustrated books such as the book Le Pater, to be regarded as his manifesto, and an important handbook for his students entitled: Documents Décoratifs. The Nederlands Steendrukmuseum (Dutch Lithography museum) in Valkenswaard presents a spectacular exhibition about the artist Alphonse Mucha. For the first time in more than 15 years a large overview of the work of this undisputed master of Art Nouveau can be seen in the Netherlands.

19 March – 21 June 2020, Exhibition The Art Nouveau Ornament, Horta Museum, Brussels, Belgium. Postponed to 2 July – 27 September 2020.

The Horta Museum will be taking a close look at the creative processes of artists and architects active at the close of the 19th century. The exhibition itself will feature over 80 designs by artists such as William Morris, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In addition, the drawing workshop (on the second floor of the studio) will finally open its doors to the public. Here, in the carefully restored surroundings, visitors will be able to follow Horta’s creative process at close quarters, aided by a collection of casts never previously exhibited.

2020 Ateliergeheimen, het Art nouveau ornament Hortamuseum Brussel

18 March – 4 September 2020‚ Exhibition Youth Style – Austrian and German Posters from the Merrill C. Berman Collection, Galerie St. Etienne‚ New York, USA.

When everything closed in March, Galerie St. Etienne was just about to hang its spring show, “‘Youth Style’: Austrian and German Posters From the Collection of Merrill C. Berman.” Luckily the very same qualities that make for an effective poster, work beautifully on a computer screen, so the gallery uploaded an extensive exhibition website, instead:
Austrian Poster from the Merrill C. Berman Collection

March 2020, BANAD Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival, Brussels, Belgium.
Postponed to 26 September – 4 October 2020

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.

7 March – 20 September 2020, Exhibition Narrated Flowers. Illustrators of Art Nouveau in dialogue with Villa Bernasconi, Villa Bernasconi, Cernobbio, Italy.

Until 20 September 2020, a visit to Villa Bernasconi will be enriched with works by some of the most famous painters and illustrators of Art Nouveau including Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Elisabeth Sonrel (1874-1953) and Edgard Maxence (1871-1954), in an installation curated by Elena Franco.

Fiori Narrati Villa Bernsaconi

6 March 2020, Conference “L’Art Nouveau à la Belle Epoque: un art total“, Art Pictural, Villefrance-de-Rouergue, France.

The Climax 1893 by Beardsley4 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.

23 February – 25 May 2020, Exhibition Léon Spilliaert, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.

Léon Spilliaert (1881–1946) was born in the coastal town of Ostend. He moved to Brussels at the age of 20, and would live and work between the two cities for the rest of his life. This is the first monographic exhibition of Spilliaert’s work in the UK and will showcase some 80 works on paper – from images of his home town and the coast, to later works capturing the tranquillity of the forest outside Brussels.


21 February – 21 June 2020, Exhibition Beyond the Brotherhood – The Pre-Venus_by_Dante-Gabriel-RossettiRaphaelite Legacy, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, UK.

Artworks from Southampton City Art Gallery and The Russell-Cotes are to be joined by masterpieces from national collections including Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Academy, in an exhibition highlighting the importance of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and its influence on artistic developments including Realism, Aestheticism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau.

21 – 23 February 2020Annual 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.

2020 arts and crafts conference usa

21 February – 17 May 2020, Exhibition American Art Posters from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL, USA. Postponed until further notice!

Leonard A. Lauder is recognized as one of the great collectors of Cubism. Yet his connoisseurship extends to ephemera and the graphic arts, including his extraordinary collection of postcards (now a promised gift to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston), which he began while just a boy while on vacation in Florida. Over the decades he has also acquired posters in depth, including a definitive collection of 1890s American Literary Posters, which he gave to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1987. This exhibition showcases highlights from this gift, on loan from the Met to the Norton, including the finest examples of American Art Nouveau poster art.

Louis John Rhead (American, born England, 1857-1926), Le Journal de la Beauté, 1897 William Henry Bradley (American, 1868-1962), Victor Bicycles: In Purple and White, 1896

Divan Japonais - Toulouse Lautrec15 February – 26 May 2020, Exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre will bring the sights and sounds of Lautrec’s thrilling Bohemian Paris to life. The exhibition will revisit the ‘street art’ of the era showcasing over 80 works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, Steinlen and more.

Logo Art Deco 2.0 beurs14, 15 & 16 February 2020, Art Deco 2.0 Fair, Venduehuis Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands.

The spectacular Art Deco Fair in The Hague stopped after its 2016 edition. Many Art Nouveau and Art Deco lovers missed this fair ever since. But in 2020, a new team decided to revive the concept. So here we are now. Though the fair actually features applied art from 1880 to 1980, the bulk of it is Art Nouveau, Amsterdam School and Art Deco. Featuring 25 art galleries as well related participants (Museum Het Schip, VVNK, Collect Magazine etc.), this fair is a MUST SEE if you are in the area! 

8 Februari 2020 – 17 January 2021, Exhibition Showpieces – Table damask from Art Nouveau to the Amsterdam School, Textielmuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Table damask designs were regarded as the pinnacle of Dutch textile design in the first half of the 20th century. Several damask weaving mills produced ‘artistic’ damask, for which they commissioned contemporary designers. In an effort to improve the quality of industrial products, linen manufacturers deliberately sought out decorative artists. Art Nouveau was a popular style for the new patterns. The TextielMuseum has the most extensive collection of Dutch table linen from the early 20th century. In recent years, previously unknown and rare table linen from this period has been added to the collection. The showpieces have now been taken out of the linen cupboard, with a beautifully set table at the centre of the exhibition.


29 January – 31 May 2020, Exhibition The Strange Tales of Niels Hansen Jacobsen – A Dane in Paris (1892-1902), Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France.

This exhibition, the first to be dedicated to Niels Hansen Jacobsen (1861-1941) in France, invites visitors to an oneiric journey into the world of this Danish sculptor and ceramist. His work was strongly marked by a taste for the bizarre, the ambiguous, even the macabre – the “uncanny”, to quote an expression coined by Sigmund Freud a few years later. His sculptures revived Nordic mythology and Scandinavian legends, the orality of folklore and the fantastic aspects of Andersen’s tales.

Niels Hansen Jacobsen Masque de l’Automne Grès émaillé Vejen Art Museum, Danemark photo (c) Pernille Klemp

Niels Hansen Jacobsen Masque de l’Automne Grès émaillé Vejen Art Museum, Danemark photo (c) Pernille Klemp

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2020 Riga Jugendstil Center24 January – 22 March 2020, Exhibition Antoņina Pashkevich’s Art Nouveau Style Porcelain. Riga Jugendstil Center, Riga, Latvia.

The Riga Art Nouveau Center hosts an exhibition of contemporary art inspired by Art Nouveau. The interaction between nature and the image of a woman at the beginning of the 20th century has also served as a source of inspiration for artist Antonina Pashkevich. Pashkevich (1951) graduated from the ceramics department of Abramtsev School of Applied Arts (Russia), after graduating in 1972 from the Small-Sculpture Department of the Moscow Institute of Technology. Since 1978 Pashkevich’s life and work have been connected with Latvia. From 1978 to 1994, Paškēviča worked in the artistic laboratory of the Riga Porcelain Factory, creating décor designs, dish set designs and small plastic. 

15 January – 16 April 2020, Multimedia Exhibition Something Nouveau, Museum of Digital Art (MODA), Bangkok, Thailand.

Something Nouveau opens at the soon-to-launch Museum of Digital Art and will feature both masterpieces and lesser-knowns from three artists of the time: Austria’s Klimt, Czech painter Alphonse Mucha and British illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It will include interactive digital installations and a virtual reality show for which art enthusiasts will strap on headsets to experience the works in a 3D environment. 

2020_Aveiro_art_nouveau_fashion_in_190011 January – 29 March 2020, Exposition Fashion in the Art Nouveau Period, Museu Arte Nova, Aveiro, Portugal.

This exhibition presents 1900’s Fashion through postcards of the time and articles from Portuguese Illustration. The Art Nouveau period meant profound changes in women’s clothing. The corset is abandoned in favor of a fluid silhouette, allowing freedom of movement. It is argued that a healthy and natural body is beautiful. This paradigm shift will bring profound changes to women’s clothing and will mean a new concept of beauty during the 20th century.

18 December 2019 – 6 September 2020, Exhibtion Bentwood and Beyond, Thonet and Modern Furniture Design, MAK, Vienna. Austria.

On the occasion of the 200-year anniversary of the company Thonet, the MAK presents an extensive exhibition on Modern furniture. In 1842, the German cabinetmaker Michael Thonet moved to Vienna: Here he was able to perfect his own invention of bentwood furniture and found the greatest furniture empire of the 19th century. With the No 14 Chair produced from 1859 onward, the company Thonet created not only one of the so far most sold pieces of furniture in the world but also an unchallenged classic of design. The exhibition at the MAK shows the fundamental importance of the company Thonet for the design of Modern furniture and places its characteristic and world-famous bentwood furniture into the context of contemporary technological, typological, aesthetic, and historical developments.

Bentwood and Beyond - Thonet and modern furniture design

14 December 2019 – 29 March 2020, Exhibition Burgauer Porzellan – Von Jugendstil bis Art Déco, Stadtmuseum Jena, Jena, Germany.

Eine Spezialsammlung des Jenaer Stadtmuseums sind die Porzellane der von dem Kaufmann Ferdinand Selle (1862 – 1915) gegründeten Manufaktur, die von 1901 bis 1929 in dem wenige Kilometer südlich von Jena liegenden Ort Burgau existierte. Sie produzierte vorwiegend Gebrauchsgeschirre, aber auch Mokka-Sammeltassen und Zierporzellane.

20 November 2019 – 11 October 2020, Exhibition Otto Prutscher: Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism, MAK, Vienna, Austria.

This MAK exhibition presents the figure of Otto Prutscher (1880-1949) seventy years after his death, including the manifold roles he played in developing Viennese Modernism. Prutscher was an architect and designer who employed the entire variety of applied arts materials and was also an exhibition designer, teacher and member of all the major art reform movements, from the Secession to the Wiener Werkstätte and Werkbund.


15 November 2019 – 19 January 2020, Exhibition Art Nouveau Fashion from the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia.

Viewers are introduced to more than a hundred unique dresses of that period. All were created by designers, tailors and embroidery masters at famous European fashion houses and demonstrate the century-old fabrics, lace, cut of clothing, embroidery, applications and numerous accessories of women’s and men’s fashion. Lots of exhibited shoes, handbags, hats, buckles, pins, studs, banquet notebooks, perfume flasks, fans, and many other accessories forgotten for over a hundred years were used to make life more beautiful and delightful to the eye. The exhibition of clothing and accessories is complemented by numerous photographs illustrating the Secession style of fashion, paintings, and furniture matching the clothing of that elegant period.

exhibition Art Nouveau fashion

13 November 2019 – 16 March 2020, Exhibition Otto Wagner, Master of the Viennese Art Nouveau, Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France.

Otto Wagner was one of the key figures on the European architectural scene at the turn of the 20th century. His works and his writings contributed significantly to the emergence of a “modern architecture”. Belonging to the generation preceding the one from which the main Art Nouveau actors came, Wagner succeeded in keeping step with late 19th-century Viennese society and developing his architecture in response to new lifestyles and changing tastes.

Otto Wagner. Master of the Viennese Art Nouveau is the first monographic exhibition devoted to the architect in France. Co-produced with the Wien Museum, the exhibition highlights the very rich collection of drawings from Otto Wagner’s office, now in the collection of the museum in Vienna.

Otto Wagner - Master of the Viennese Art Nouveau 2020 Paris

26 October 2019 – 16 February 2020, Exhibition Kuniyoshi: Entertainment in Japanese Woodblock Prints / UkiyoeNow: Tradition and Experiment, Mak, Vienna, Austria.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi is renowned as one of Japan’s great artists of the nineteenth century. Manga and Anime are practically inconceivable without his visual imagery. The significance given today to the fascinating world of the woodblock print (ukiyo-e) is impressively showcased in the works of Masumi Ishikawa and Megumi Ōishi (UKIYO-E PROJECT) and the graphic designer Andrew Archer. Both resort to the typical visual elements and techniques of the Japanese woodblock print.

MAK Vienna Kuniyoshi-UkiyoeNow

24 October 2019 – 1 March 2020, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, My Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.

The newly opened Korean gallery My Art Museum launched an exhibition of famous Czech painter, graphic artist and designer Alphonse Mucha. The exhibition presents a total of 234 Art Nouveau posters, engravings, drawings, oil paintings and other original works from the private collection of the famous Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl.

Wiesbaden_1909_Jugendstil_Ausstellung23 October 2019 – 29 March 2020, Exhibition Stadt – Jugend – Stil | Lebensreform in Wiesbaden, Stadtmuseum am Markt, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Jugendstil und Lebensreform – diese Schlagworte stehen für die Sehnsucht nach mehr Natur in der Kultur, für ein gesünderes Leben und mehr Freude am Körper. Die Stadt krönt ihre Glanzzeit mit einer stolzen Selbstdarstellung, der “Ausstellung für Handwerk und Gewerbe, Kunst und Gartenbau” im Jahr 1909. Die “Weltausstellung im Kleinformat” lockt über eine Million Besucher an. Historische Zeugnisse und Exponate aus den Sammlungen der Stiftung Stadtmuseum Wiesbaden und zahlreicher institutioneller wie privater Leihgeber “führen” durch die Ausstellung und enthüllen, inwiefern die damalige Aufbruchstimmung auch heute noch unser Leben prägt.

20 October 2019 – 14 June 2020, Exhibition Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps by Louis Comfort Tiffany, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA.

The exhibition explores Tiffany’s vivid designs in relation to emerging artistic and craft movements at the turn of the 20th century. Through the dynamic, illuminated display of 20 of the designer’s finest stained glass table and floor lamps. “Tiffany in Bloom” introduces visitors to the magic that Tiffany created with thousands of shards of glass and the “newfangle” power of electric light. Period photographs and accounts of his artisans also provide a glimpse into Tiffany’s shop and Studio.

Group of lamps by Tiffany Studios exhibition 2019 Cleveland Museum of Art

Poster Mucha Exhibition Sakai Japan19 October 2019 – 1 March 2020, Posters from 1900 Paris – by Mucha and his contemporaries, Sakai Mucha Museum, Sakai, Japan.

In this exhibition, you will see Mucha, who painted the street corners of Paris at the end of the century, and posters of contemporary painters. In addition, posters from the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 30s, and mysterious works by Mucha (the latter having a different atmosphere than his posters) will be exhibited. And, there will be unexpected works of Mucha, who was not only a poster painter. 

The Blue Bower by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1856, The Henry Barber Trust, University of Birmingham17 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.

4 October 2019 – 17 May 2020, Exhibition Chris Lanooy Experimental glazes, Museum Gouda, Gouda, The Netherlands.

Because of the way he used glazes, potter Chris Lanooy (1881-1948) was a pioneer in Dutch ceramics. Dripping glazes and colors blending into one another, glossy or matte, with abstract patterns of crackle or decorations based on nature. From 1907 to 1919 Lanooy worked as an independent ceramicist in Gouda. He fully indulged in the experiment. Lanooy used only glaze to decorate his ceramics, a method used for centuries in China and Japan. He let go of traditional hand-painted decorations. Nature was a great source of inspiration for Lanooy. He tried to capture impressions of landscapes and natural phenomena in his glazes.

Chris Lanooy - Experimentele glazuren Museum Gouda

17 April 2019 – 26 January 2020, Exhibtion Art Nouveau: The Triumph of Beauty, Sale dei Paggi, Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy.

By showcasing posters and paintings, sculptures, furniture and ceramics, the exhibition underscores the extraordinary artistic and artisanal blossoming that swept over and ultimately overhauled decorative taste at the beginning of the twentieth century. Art Nouveau was an artistic movement that, rejecting realism and scientific thought, pursued dreamlike and visionary worlds, relying on soft and sinuous line to accentuate elegant decorations. Through creating replicas of Parisian living spaces, the exhibition also narrates art and everyday life with an innovative display that recreates atmosphere and furnishings of the time.

Art Nouveau-The Triumph of Beauty, Turin 2019

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.

8 October 2018 – spring 2020, Exhibition Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues (The Neustadt Collection), Queens Museum, New York, NY, USA.

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass will mount a special focus exhibition this fall exploring Louis C. Tiffany’s groundbreaking achievements in iridescent art glass. The exhibition will explore the science and artistry behind Tiffany’s iridescent sheet and blown glass.


6 October 2019 – 5 January 2020, Exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Featuring a variety of media including furniture, posters, textiles, architectural drawings, books, and ceramics, Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth. The exhibition will highlight the process of making, the international influences and impact of the Glasgow Style, and the Glasgow School of Art’s support and encouragement of women artists. Approximately 165 works, drawn from the best of Glasgow Museums’ internationally renowned civic collections, alongside key pieces from The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art, and important loans from private collections will be on display.

Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

2 October 2019 – 19 April 2020, Exhibition From Mucha To Morris: Books of the Art Nouveau, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Presented in complement to Designing the New, the display on the fourth floor of the Centre St. building will present From Mucha to Morris: Books of the Art Nouveau, a selection of 12 Art Nouveau books by William Morris, Alphonse Mucha, and others. These stunning books exemplify the romance and whimsy of the era, with pages inhabited by undulated vines, gardens of abstract flowers, and elegant maidens in billowing gowns.

From Mucha To Morris: Books of the Art Nouveau

7 September 2019 – 23 February 2020, Exposition Vrouwen in Zicht. Op weg naar gelijke rechten!, Steendruk Museum, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.

In 2019 is het 100 geleden dat vrouwen het volledige stemrecht krijgen. Markante veranderingen in de positie van vrouwen worden duidelijk als we bekijken hoe zij staan afgebeeld op affiches en pamfletten uit deze periode. Waar in het begin vooral geromantiseerde en ideale vrouwen te zien zijn, komen in toenemende mate realistische vrouwen in zicht, vrouwen die vechten voor gelijke rechten. Vooral de suffragettes, strijders voor vrouwenrechten tijdens de eerste feministische golf, gebruiken de steendruktechniek voor de verspreiding van hun gedachtegoed. Hoe het kantelend beeld van de vrouw zich rond de eeuwwende vertaalt in de lithografie, wat de eventuele oorzaken zijn, of die veranderingen binnen Europa gelijktijdig optreden en meer kunt u zien op de expositie in het Nederlands Steendrukmuseum.

15 Different Guided Tours for groups can be booked at ARAU: Brussels is Art Nouveau!


Tiffany Travelling 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.

Tiffany Studios, Two Vases, 1898-1900

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 2019Huntsville 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 2020Cummer 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 2021Delaware 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

Pre-Rafaelite Exhibitions in the USAThe 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 2019Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
9 Feb 2019 – 5 May 2019Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL, USA
13 Jun 2019 – 8 Sep 2019Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
10 Oct 2019 – 5 Jan 2020San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA
13 Feb 2020 – 10 May 2020Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, USA
20 Jun 2020 – 13 Sep 2020Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, USA
29 Oct 2020 – 14 Jan 2021The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
4 Mar 2021 – 30 May 2021Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

Publication available for purchase here.

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
17 Mar 2018 – 23 Jun 2019 – Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, USA
13 Oct 2019 – 19 Jan 2020Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, USA
8 Feb 2019 – 10 May 2020Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh, WI, USA
30 May 2020 – 22 Aug 2020 – Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN, USA
26 Sep 2020 – 3 Jan 2021 – Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, USA
1 Nov 2021 -3 Jan 2022 – Appleton Art Museum, Ocala, FL, USA


Travelling Exhibition Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

25 Oct 2019 – 19 Jan 2020, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA
15 Feb 2020 – 10 May 2020, The Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
6 June 2020 – 30 Aug 2020 – Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, USA


Travelling Exhibition L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters.

Showcasing the remarkable work of five master printmakers, including Jules ChéretAlphonse MuchaEugéne GrassetThéophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features approximately 65 posters and ephemera dating from 1875 to 1910, the spirited 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.

19 Oct 2019 – 12 Jan 2020, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
7 Mar 2020 – 31 May 2020, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
26 Jun 2020 – 23 Aug 2020, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
19 Sept 2020 – 3 Jan 2021, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art, Auburn, AL
27 Feb 2021 – 23 May 2021, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
June – August 2021 – unknown
3 Sept 2021 – 19 Feb 2022, Brigham Young Uni. Museum of Art, Provo, UT

L'Affichomania, Passion for French Posters

Travelling Exhibition Timeless Mucha – Mucha to Manga: The Magic of Line

Alongside seminal posters, drawings, book illustrations and designs, the exhibition will include artefacts from Mucha’s art collection, including Japanese prints and Chinese textiles, and interpretations of his work in fin-de-siècle Japan. It will show how his legacy influenced psychedelic rock culture in the US and the UK and Japanese Manga from the 70s to the present day. The exhibition will incorporate digital displays of manga/anime images, along with music associated with the rock posters and record jackets shown in the exhibition.

13 Jul 2019 – 29 Sep 2019, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
12 Oct 2019 – 13 Jan 2020, Museum of Kyoto, Japan
25 Jan 2020 – 12 Apr 2020, Sapporo Art Museum, Japan
25 Apr 2020 – 28 Jun 2020, Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan
11 Jul 2020 – 06 Sep 2020, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
19 Sep 2020 – 29 Nov 2020, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan


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. 

The Morse Museum Florida

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.

László Gyugyi Collection

Maison CauchieThe 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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