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12 December 2021 – 13 March 2022, Exhibition Jugendstil in Rosenheim, Galerie der Stadt Rosenheim, Germany.
Die Ausstellung präsentiert die Entwicklung der Jugendstil Epoche sowohl im internationalen als auch im regionalen Kontext. Lokale Künstler wie Emil Thoma, Hans Müller-Schnuttenbach oder Rudolf Sieck werden neben international renommierten Größen wie Franz von Stuck oder Carl von Marr ausgestellt, um die vielfältigen künstlerischen Interaktionen in der Bildenden Kunst aber auch in Architektur und Handwerk zu veranschaulichen.
Autumn 2021, Exhibition Young Poland: The Polish Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890 – 1918, William Morris Gallery, London, UK.
The Young Poland movement emerged in the 1890s in response to the country’s non-existence for almost a century. From the end of the 18th-century Poland underwent successive partitions dividing the country between Russia, Austria and Prussia, resulting in the country disappearing from the map of Europe for 123 years. In the words of historian Norman Davies, Poland became “just a memory of the past and a hope of the future”. With the failure of military uprisings, culture became a means to preserve an endangered national identity.
The movement originated under the more liberal Austrian partition (known as Galicia), namely in Kraków and the nearby village of Zakopane (in the Tatra Mountains), and soon spread across the nation. It embraced an unprecedented flourishing of applied arts and the revival of crafts, drawing inspiration from nature, history, peasant traditions and craftsmanship to convey patriotic values.
21 November 2021 – 15 May 2022, Exhibition Jugendstil in de Veenkoloniën, Veenkoloniaal Museum, Veendam, The Netherlands. Postponed to 15 May 2022 – 15 September 2022.
Op het platteland van Europa is Jugendstil een vrij zeldzaams verschijnsel. Toch komen we vooral ook in kleinere dorpen en steden in Noord Nederland soms sprankelende voorbeelden tegen. In de tentoonstelling besteden we aandacht aan diverse nu nog bestaande panden, maar ook aan interieurstukken – zoals meubels en gebruiksvoorwerpen en boeken – die een soort drie-eenheid met het speciaal voor de opdrachtgever gecreëerde gebouw vormden.
23 October 2021 – 23 January 2022, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Featuring some 100 objects from the Mucha Trust collection, including rarely seen works from the artist’s family, the exhibition looks at Mucha’s contributions to the art nouveau style and how he later used his visual language to express his vision for the independent Czech nation.
The international scope of Mucha’s aesthetic, influences, and impact are elaborated in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue through the addition of works from the North Carolina Museum of Art collection and new research on their relationship to Mucha’s art and times.
23 October 2021 – 15 April 2022, Exhibition …Es ist Augetischt, Badehaus 3, Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim, Germany.
Bestecke, Tafelgerät, Trinkgläser und vieles mehr hat diese Ausstellung zu bieten. Sie zeigt das komplette Spektrum des feinen Tisches zwischen 1900 und 1930, geht also auch wieder zeitlich über den reinen Jugendstil hinaus und bildet auch die Stile ab, die teilweise deutlich beeinflusst vom Jugendstil sich später ausgebildet haben. Unter den Exponaten, die zu dieser Ausstellung gehören werden, befinden sich auch zahlreiche von namhaften und bis heute gut bekannten Künstlern, wie etwa Peter Behrens.
Der vielseitige Künstler Behrens (1868-1940) war sowohl als Designer und Typograf tätig, als auch als Architekt. Er gilt bis heute als Pionier des modernen Industriedesigns. Im Jahr 1899 gehörte er zu den Gründungsmitgliedern der Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie auf der Mathildenhöhe, die vom Großherzog Ernst Ludwig ins Leben gerufen worden war. Eben jener Ernst Ludwig war es auch, der für den Bau der Jugendstilanlagen in Bad Nauheim verantwortlich zeichnete. So verbindet sich auch in den Objekten von Peter Behrens die Geschichte der Mathildenhöhe mit den Bad Nauheimer Jugendstilbauten in denen sie nun ausgestellt werden.
xx – xx October 2021, Novelda Modernista, Novelda, Spain.
More activities can be found here: http://novelda.es/?s=modernista
3 October 2021 – 30 January 2022, Exhibition Albin Muller3 Architekt Gestalter Lehrer, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany.
Im Herbst 2021 feiert das Institut Mathildenhöhe den 150. Geburtstag des Architekten, Designers und Raumkünstlers Albin Müller. Die Ausstellung im Museum Künstlerkolonie legt einen besonderen Schwerpunkt auf Müllers wechselseitige Tätigkeit als Künstler-Entwerfer und Lehrer in den Jahren 1900 bis 1914. Neben Entwürfen für Architektur und Raumkunst präsentiert die Ausstellung Möbel sowie Gebrauchs- und Ziergegenstände, die in Kooperation mit rund 25 Herstellerfirmen entstanden sind.
2 – 5 September 2021, Art Nouveau Festijn, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Het organiseren van een evenement in juni leek te onzeker, en daarom is besloten om het evenement te verplaatsen naar een periode waarvan wij, op dit moment, verwachten dat de programma-onderdelen wel met publiek zijn uit te voeren. En zo zal de derde editie van het Art Nouveau Festijn niet rond World Art Nouveau-dag gehouden worden, maar in september. Maar dan kunt u wel weer van een volwaardig programma genieten, met lezingen, wandelingen, muziek, rondvaarten, literatuur, een expositie, diverse workshops, theater, fietstocht, tentoonstelling en weer individuele activiteiten. Alles gerelateerd aan de Art Nouveau/Jugendstil en/of aan de interessante periode van rond 1900 in Den Haag.
10 – 12 September 2021, Jugendstil Festival, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
Enter the glorious time around 1900! At the three-day Art Nouveau festival you can enjoy clothing, music, dance, sports and games in the historical ambience of the fountain courtyard (Sprudelhof) just as they were in those days.
The large restorers’ and arts and crafts market is part of the fixed supporting programme. Everyone can find a nice souvenir here – the exhibitors offer lamps, mirrors, porcelain, fashion, jewellery, glass and ceramic art as well as special stationery from the time around 1900. The restorers show their craftsmanship and work on wallpaper, furniture and pictures in front of everyone.
Absolutely worth seeing and open during the festival are the originally preserved bathhouses in the fountain courtyard (Sprudelhof), which impress with their nostalgic bathing cells and ornate courtyards.
More information can also be found here: Bad Nauheim Jugendstilfestival.
11 July 2021 – 10 April 2022, Exhibition Jugendstilkeramik – Tendenzen einer neuen Zeit, Jugendstilforum in Bad Nauheim, Germany.
The 1st ever exhibition at the new Jugendstilforum! For ten years, the Bad Nauheim Art Nouveau Association pursued the goal of setting up a center for Art Nouveau in one of the largest (closed) Art Nouveau ensembles in Europe. At the basis of the Art Nouveau Forum collection are the objects from the collection of Manfred Geisler (Cologne). For many years he dedicated himself to the era around 1900 and primarily collected objects from the fields of ceramics, metal, glass and graphics. The Art Nouveau Forum in Bad Nauheim will is planning a total of five exhibitions by 2023, which will be shown in Badehaus 3 in addition to the permanent exhibition “The Solbad Nauheim through the ages”.
1 July 2021 – 31 May 2022, Exhibition Belgische Art Nouveautegel in de collectie Roberto Pozzo, Gilliot & Roelants Tegelmuseum, Hemiksem, Belgium.
Exhibition on Belgian Art Nouveau tiles in the Roberto Pozzo collection. Mario Baeck has selected some 30 decorative panels and some 300 tiles that are among the finest examples of Belgian production. Both from Gilliot & Cie’s plant and from competitors like Boch Frères, Helman etc. In short: this is a MUST SEE exhibition for tile lovers as well as Art Nouveau aficionados in gerneral.
29 Aug 2021, Lecture about the exhibition by curator Mario Baeck. Register here.
3 July – 20 September 2021, Exhibition Eliel Saarinen and His Beautiful Architecture in Finland, Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
This exhibition focuses on Saarinen’s work in Finland from the time before his emigration to the United States in 1923. Architectural drawings, photographs, and designs of furniture and lifestyle items shed light on Saarinen’s style, at once revolutionary and grounded in nature and the local environment. He was also skilled at using light and shadow to imbue his work with richness. At a time when many people find themselves pausing to rethink their ways of life, visitors may find Saarinen’s works speaking to them at a visceral level.
30 June – 3 October 2021, Exhibition Poppies, Riga Art Nouveau Center, Riga, Latvia.
The diversity of the elegant and colorful poppy flower is depicted both in the works of applied art – like glass, porcelain and textiles – of the beginning of the 20th century, as well as in Latvian paintings. The exhibition has been created in cooperation with several Latvian museums, and a total of more than 200 objects can be seen. Poppies …
26 June 2021 – ???, Exhibition Dress Code: Art Nouveau, Museum of Applied Arts, György Ráth Villa, Budapest, Hungary.
The exhibition entitled Dress Code: Art Nouveau provides a glimpse into the wardrobe and lifestyle of women living at the turn of the 20th century through selected items from the Museum of Applied Arts’ Textile and Apparel Collection. By presenting the contemporary clothing and accessories, we conjure up the new, ethereal feminine ideal created by Art Nouveau, which included not just women’s appearance, but also their education. The exhibition presents three major units: the more modest daytime and weekday apparel; the glittering garments for the evening and special events; and the up-to-date clothing suited to the new lifestyle focused on sport, education, and work.
18 June – 19 September 2021, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, La Beauté Art Nouveau, Musée Départemental Breton, Quimper, France.
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.
12 June – 28 November 2021, Exhibition Art Nouveau Innovation: Danish Porcelain from an American Collector, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, USA.
Art Nouveau flourished in Europe and the United States from the 1880s until the First World War. Taking inspiration from nature, this style was a reaction against the popular Neoclassical style of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This was also a renaissance period for Danish porcelain manufacturers, marked by technical and artistic innovations. The two major manufacturers, Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grøndahl, explored new forms, techniques, and artistic influences. Like many artists of the Art Nouveau period, the designers and painters of Danish porcelain reflected an interest in the natural world and cultures from around the globe. They reached new heights of artistic achievement, winning numerous awards along the way. Their output influenced the work of companies across Europe and created a global market for Danish porcelain.
10 June 2021, World Art Nouveau Day Photo Contest, Facebook.
To celebrate World Art Nouveau Day, a photo contest will be organised on 10 June by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network through its Facebook page, allowing the public to present their favourite works: click here for the details.
June 2021, Fira Modernista Carcaixent, Spain.
29 May – 10 October 2021, Exhibition End of Century, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida, USA.
Globalization and industrialization prompted a period of immense artistic experimentation and production in the late 19th century. Commonly grouped under the term Art Nouveau, the styles that emerged throughout Europe and the United States during this time share an appreciation of the natural world, a rejection of traditionalism, and a desire to unite the fine and applied arts. Primarily composed of glassware, decorative art, and works on paper, this exhibition highlights how these previously under-appreciated art forms gained popularity at the turn of the century, echoing the larger interests and ambitions of the era.
24 – 30 May 2021, Modernista Fair, Barcelona, Spain. (Virtual)
This year 2021 the Fira Modernista de Barcelona returns in virtual format, but with more activities than last year. The Fair is dedicated to the versatile artist Alexandre de Riquer i Ynglada (Calaf, 3 May 1856 – Palma de Mallorca, 13 November 1920), recognized as a total artist because he cultivated various arts, specifically painting, the drawing and engraving, but he was also a poster and book designer, worked as a decorator, and is also known for his facet as a writer. The real novelty of this year are the I Floral Games of the Fira Modernista de Barcelona, which are held in honor of Dolors Monserdà, first woman president of the Floral Games in 1909. They are open to everyone. On the website you will find the rules of the competition and you can participate by uploading your works. We look forward to your creations, good luck!
21 May – 31 October 2021, Exhibition Het Beeld Spreekt!, Nederlands Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
Ontdek de opkomst, het spanningsveld en de gevarieerde ontwikkeling van de vroege affichekunst in Nederland tussen 1890 en 1915. In deze turbulente periode ontwerpen bekende Nederlandse kunstenaars en toonaangevende grafici spraakmakende litho’s. Zij werken hiervoor op het snijvlak van kunst en reclame. Dit levert werk op in veel uiteenlopende stijlen. Tijdens de expositie zijn onder meer litho’s van Jan Toorop, Jozef Israëls en Jan Sluijters te zien. Bovendien exposeren wij boekversieringen en gelegenheidsgrafiek uit dezelfde periode. Het gaat om verfijnde, sierlijke, maar ook opmerkelijk vlak-decoratieve en geometrische ontwerpen van onder meer Jan Toorop, Richard Roland Holst en Antoon Derkinderen. Deze ontwerpen maken het beeld compleet van de in Nederland opkomende ‘nieuwe kunst’ waarvan het merendeel afkomstig is van de lithopers.
21 May – 29 August 2021, Exhibition Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald: Expedition Jugendstil, Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg, Germany.
This year the Horst Janssen Museum is celebrating the rediscovery of an almost forgotten Art Nouveau artist, a universal artist of the Belle Epoque: Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald (1875-1957). Highly praised at the beginning of her career, the virtuoso illustrator, translator, designer of furniture and avant-garde women’s fashion and cabaret artist from the “Überbrettl” (Berlin) withdrew from the public as early as the 1920s. Although she continued to draw until her death, her work fell more and more into oblivion over the years. After several successful exhibitions of her work last year, Oldenburg is now showing the most extensive show of her work from around fifty years of creativity.
20 May 2021 – 9 January 2022, Exposition El Modernisme i les Flors, de la Natura a l’arquitectura, Museu de Granollers, Granollers, Spain.
The organizers of the exhibition invite us to see how artists and artisans captured the beauty of the plant world and reinterpreted it by adapting it with the arts applied to construction.The objects you see there belong to various museums in the Network of Local Museums to show how Modernism spread beyond the nerve center of Barcelona to other municipalities, where architectural elements of great beauty are preserved that are often unknown to the general public.
The exhibition is a co-production between the Museums of Esplugues de Llobregat and the Art Museum of Cerdanyola del Vallès, which have had the collaboration of the Diputació de Barcelona.
18 May – 31 August 2021, Exposition Within The Reach Of All: The Century Guild, William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, UK.
First exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople. The Century Guild was established by the architect and designer Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1851 – 1942), who later helped found the William Morris Gallery, and his assistant, Herbert Percy Horne (1864 – 1916), in close collaboration with designer Selwyn Image (1849 – 1930). They aspired to elevate crafts to the status of art, integrate both art and crafts in domestic interiors, and democratise good design. Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild will explore the group’s key figures, along with its influence on Art Nouveau, 20th-century design and modern publishing, through works from the William Morris Gallery, which holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Century Guild works.
14 May – 15 August 2021, Exposition Klimt’s gold | The World of Gustav Klimt as you have never seen it, Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Gustav Klimt’s feelings and colors come to life in a more innovative, more enigmatic and more technological way than you could imagine. Immerse yourself in the golden world of the most important Austrian artist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through technology, strolling between his portraits and landscapes, analyzing in detail each glance, each gesture. Delve into his works, letting yourself be enveloped by his paintings to the rhythm of the music.
Thanks to this new way of bringing art closer to the public, both children and adults will travel back in time to the golden age of the European avant-garde. You can look at each color, each brushstroke, you will feel within each work as if it were a character of the time. A different way to spend a family day surrounded by art.
7,8 & 9 May 2021, Modernista Fair, Terrassa, Spain.
6 May 2021 – 6 March 2022, Exhibition Indoor Gardens, Maison Autrique, Brussels, Belgium
The permanent introduction of greenery into people’s homes is revealing, as it shows us the connection that industrialised society forges with nature. Tending to plants is an uplifting and calming activity; instead of succumbing to the lure of nightlife, why not stay home and cultivate one’s plants? Although it is often neglected by art history, this phenomenon provides us with a vital key to understanding the aesthetic development of interiors during that period. Having rare and expensive plants enhanced the prestige of elite social groups, as well as the status of a middle class that was finding its place under the sun. The plant kingdom and the fine arts consequently enjoyed an interesting partnership that favoured the genesis of Art Nouveau.
April 2020, Penedès Modernist Fair, Arboç, Spain.
BANAD Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival, Brussels, Belgium. Postponed!!!
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.
24 March – 5 September 2021, Gustav Klimt exhibition, The Immersive Experience in Brussels: rediscovered in virtual reality, Galerie Horta (passage Brussels-Central Station), Brussels, Belgium.
After having explored and revisited the works of Claude Monet, the Exhibition Hub Company returns to the Galerie Horta (access via the Brussels-Central station ) to take advantage of the configuration of the place. The magic of immersion and virtual reality technology has been a great success and this time the exhibition brings back to life the complete art of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, a figurehead of the Art Nouveau movement and hero of the Secession.
13 March – 15 August 2021, Exhibition Jugendstilkeramik Tendenzen einer neuen Zeit, Badehaus 3, Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim, Germany.
Keramische Objekte bilden einen wichtigen Bereich der im Jugendstilforum aufbewahrten Sammlung. Die Objekte reichen zeitlich von der Zeit des Jugendstils bis hinein in die Ära des Bauhaus und zeigen somit die gesamte Entwicklung vom floralen bis hin zum schlicht geometrischen Stil. Aber es ist nicht nur die große Vielfalt von Formen und Dekoren, die hier begeistert, sondern auch die Vielfalt der Herkunft, denn die Sammlung umfasst Stücke aus ganz Europa. So ist es Besucher*innen möglich die unterschiedlichen Formen von Jugendstil, Art nouveau, Sezession und darauf folgend Art déco und Bauhaus nachzuvollziehen und zu erleben. Von Fliesen über Vasen bis hin zu Kannen und Geschirr reicht die Palette der keramischen Elemente, die sich perfekt vor den speziell für den Bad Nauheimer Sprudelhof gefertigten Jugendstil-Fliesen präsentieren. Hier fließen Raum und Objekt ineinander und ergänzen sich in ganz besonderer Form.
26 February – 1 August 2021, Exhibition about Hector Guimard, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, USA. Postponed?
More information will follow asap.
19 – 21 February 2021, 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.
7 February – 9 May 2021, Exhibition El Modernismo y las flores. De la naturaleza a la arquitectura, Museu Tèxtil, Terrassa, Spain.
The organizers of the exhibition invite us to see how artists and artisans captured the beauty of the plant world and reinterpreted it, adapting it to the arts applied to construction. The objects that you will see belong to different museums of the Local Museums Network in order to demonstrate how Modernism spread beyond the nerve center of Barcelona to other municipalities, where elements of an architectural character of great beauty are preserved that are often unknown. for the general public.
28 May – 24 October 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 (Nov 2021 – 24 April 2022) and Braunschweig (13 Oct 2022 – 9 April 2023).
28 May – 24 October 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…
5 May – 3 October 2021, Exhibition Women Artists of the Wiener Werkstätte, MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria.
Who influenced the style of the Wiener Werkstätte (WW) from the moment it was founded in 1903? Names that immediately come to mind are those of the great male artists Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche. Yet, from the outset, women artists were also involved in the WW’s creations. Their number grew constantly until the company’s liquidation in 1932, and especially in the interwar years Mathilde Flögl, Maria Likarz, Felice Rix, or Vally Wieselthier defined the look of the WW with fantastic fabric patterns and expressive ceramics. In the course of our research, about 180 female artists were identified and approximately half of these are represented in this exhibition.
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!
17 October 2020 – 23 May 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.
2 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.
29 Sept 2020 – 29 August 2021, Exhibition Luigi Colani and Art Nouveau, Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Germany.
In 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.
2 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.
6 April 2020 – 31 October 2021, Exhibition Japonism and Art Nouveau: Phases of Japonism in Western Decorative art, Museum of Applied Arts, György Ráth Villa, Budapest, Hungary.
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 sttle, 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 Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest 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.
15 Different Guided Tours for groups can be booked at ARAU: Brussels is Art Nouveau!
TRAVELLING ART NOUVEAU EXHIBITIONS
Hector Guimard – Art Nouveau to Modernism (dates not known yet)
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Glasgow Style emerged as the major manifestation of Art Nouveau in Britain. This exhibition showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh—the greatest exponent of the Glasgow Style—as an architect, designer, and artist, and contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and craftspeople in the major Scottish city. Mackintosh worked most closely with his wife, Margaret Macdonald; Margaret’s sister, Frances Macdonald; and Frances’ husband, James Herbert McNair. They met as students at the progressive Glasgow School of Art in 1892 and together were known as The Four.
Combining influences from the Arts and Crafts movement, Celtic Revival, and Japonism, Glasgow artists created their own modern design aesthetic, synonymous with sleek lines and emphatic geometries expressed in a wide range of materials. The exhibition presents 165 works of fine and decorative art, including architectural drawings, books, ceramics, furniture, posters, textiles, and watercolors, drawn from Glasgow’s most significant public and private collections.
Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style is a touring exhibition co-organized by Glasgow Museums and the American Federation of Arts. The exhibition comprises works from the collections of Glasgow City Council (Museums and Collections), with loans from Scottish collections and private lenders. Support for the US national tour is provided by the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.
A beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue is available.
11 June 2021 – 12 September 2021 – Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
30 October 2021 – 23 January 2022 – Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
19 February 2022 – 15 May 2022 – Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, Saint Petersburg, FL
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.
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
4 Mar 2021 – 30 May 2021 – Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
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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 2020 – Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, USA
8 Feb 2019 – 10 May 2020 – Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh, WI, USA
26 Sept 2020 – 3 Jan 2021 – Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, USA
5 June 2021 – 26 Sept 2021 – Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN, USA
6 Nov 2021 – 9 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 Chéret, Alphonse Mucha, Eugéne Grasset, Théophile 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
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
3 Sept 2021 – 19 Feb 2022, Brigham Young Uni. Museum of Art, Provo, UT
17 Jun 2022 – 14 Aug 2022, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
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.
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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