AGENDA 2022

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


17 November 2022 – 29 May 2023, Exhibition Hector Guimard – Art Nouveau to Modernism, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

The aesthetic of architect Hector Guimard (1867–1942) has long characterized French Art Nouveau in the popular imagination. This groundbreaking book showcases all aspects of his artistry and recognizes the fundamental modernity of his work. Known for, among other things, the decorative entrances to the Paris Métro and the associated lettering, he often looked to nature for inspiration, and combined materials such as stone and cast iron in unique ways to create designs composed of curves and waves that evoked movement. Guimard broke away from his classical Beaux-Arts training to advocate a modern, abstract style; he also pioneered the use of standardized models for his design objects and experimented with prefabricated designs in his social housing commissions, advancing the technology of the time.

This exhibition will travel to The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago 22 June 2023 – 7 Jan 2024.


October 2022, Novelda Modernista, Novelda, Spain.

More activities can be found here: http://novelda.es/?s=modernista


September 2022 – Fira Modernista Alcoy, Spain.

Local architects Vicente Pascual Pastor and Timoteo Briet Montaud studied the Moderniste movement in Barcelona before returning to Alcoy and designing some of the stunning Moderniste architecture we see today. Modernisme was not exclusively limited to housing for the rich with its social and aesthetic value was also expressed in the designs for shopfronts. Factory facades, such as the wrought-iron gates at Rodes Hermanos and period funerary sculpture in the Cementerio Municipal San Antonio Abad, showcase why Alcoy was added to the European Moderniste Route 2010. During Modernista week, many of the city’s locals dress up in the period’s attire, which, together with the city’s impressive architecture, takes you back in time. If you are visiting relatives or just on holiday in Spain, visit Alcoy during its Fira Modernista and enjoy the festivities.


September 2022, 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.

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June 2022, Art Nouveau Festijn, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Een 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 June 2022, 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.


June 2022, Fira Modernista Carcaixent, Spain.


27, 28 and 29 May 2022, Modernista Fair, Barcelona, Spain.


May 2022, Modernista Fair, Terrassa, Spain.


15 May – 15 Sept 2022, Exhibition Jugendstil in de Veenkoloniën, Veenkoloniaal Museum, Veendam, The Netherlands. 30 October 2022 – 26 February 2023

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.

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30 April 2022 – 02 May 2023, Exhibition Turnaround in Style 1900, Highlights of an Era, Jugendstilforum, Bad Nauheim, Germany.

The exhibition “Turnaround in Style 1900” will be the largest and most important of the first five exhibitions in the Art Nouveau Forum. It shows a total of nine different thematic focuses on creative diversity in the applied arts of the turn of the century. The first focus is on the material “glass”, that fragile beauty that has produced so much splendor of colors and shapes. The second material we turn to is metal, especially silver and the resulting jewelry production of that era. The other main topics are dedicated to individual manifestations of Jugendstil or Art Nouveau, as can be found in different countries and regions in Europe and the USA.


16 April – 18 Sept 2022, Exhibition Johanna van Eijbergen (1865-1950) Markante Metaalkunstenaar, Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands.

Ze was de enige vrouw in Nederland die zich rond 1900 op het gebied van metaalkunst waagde: kunstenares Johanna van Eijbergen. Haar ontwerpen werden tussen 1904 en 1910 uitgevoerd door de Hengelose fabrikant G. Dikkers & Co. De vazen, schalen en vele andere voorwerpen kenmerken zich door wonderschone decoraties van gestileerde bloemen en dieren, met name insecten, vlinders en vissen.

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April 2022, Penedès Modernist Fair, Arboç, Spain.


12 April – 17 July 2022, Exhibition Gaudí, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.

Twenty years after the celebration of the Gaudí Year, with this project the Museu Nacional undertakes a critical revision of the artist and architect’s work, which has a special place in its collection. Gaudí was not by any means the isolated, misunderstood genius that many of the books written about him, almost always hagiographies, have led us to believe. His work was not done just in a specific, local and international, artistic and architectural context; it was also part of some very concrete political, ideological and aesthetic strategies. A new exhibition about Gaudí can no longer repeat the well-worn clichés; it must focus on Gaudí as a most complex man working in a multiple context.

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Barcelona Futura, 04/01/1912


12 – 27 March 2022, 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 program includes 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.


18 – 20 February 2022, The 35th 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.


15 February – 31 July 2022,  Exhibition Privat-Livemont, Art Nouveau-master of Belgian Poster Art, Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.

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Het Nederlands Steendrukmuseum presenteert (voor het eerst sinds 1904!) een unieke overzichtstentoonstelling van het lithografische oeuvre van Privat-Livemont, de grootmeester van de Belgische affichekunst. Privat-Livemont (1861-1936) was één van de productiefste grafische kunstenaars van België. Hij brak in 1896 door met zijn beroemde reclameaffiche voor het Belgische absintmerk Absinthe Robette. Zijn art nouveau-stijl was zeer in trek bij Nederlandse, Belgische en Franse ondernemers, waaronder Cacao Van Houten, Boldoot en Bols. Naast zijn populaire affiches was Privat-Livemont als schilder-decorateur ook verantwoordelijk voor veel van de sgraffiti-tekeningen op art nouveau-gevels in Brussel.


5 February – 3 July 2022, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, Kunstmuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

This spring, Kunstmuseum Den Haag will be showing a large selection of Mucha’s work, in collaboration with the Mucha Foundation. His influential oeuvre, shown alongside Kunstmuseum Den Haag’s own collection of colourful glass and spectacular costumes from the late nineteenth century, will give a unique impression of Mucha’s Paris – the place where it all began.

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18 December 2021 – 5 April 2022, Exhibition Timeless Mucha: The Magic of Line, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan.

Including some 250 works, this timely reappraisal of Mucha’s graphic works will explore the development of his linear style and look at how it was rediscovered by later generations of artists, particularly the Psychedelic artists of the 1960s and 1970s, Japanese ‘manga’ artists of the 1970s to today, and subsequent generations of artists in Taiwan. The show will also focus on how Chinese artworks in Mucha’s own collection informed his oeuvre.

Here is a video (in Chinese) about the show:


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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.

The exhibition presents the development of this era in both an international and a regional context. Local artists such as Emil Thoma, Hans Müller-Schnuttenbach or Rudolf Sieck are presented alongside internationally famous artists such as Franz von Stuck or Alfons Mucha in order to illustrate the diverse artistic interactions in the fine arts but also in architecture and handicrafts.


7 December 2021 – 25 April 2022, Exhibition Galileo Chini and European Symbolism, Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy.

The exhibition examines the first 20 years of Chini’s artistic life (from about 1895 to 1914: from his early maturity to the threshold of the First World War), marked by the passionate adherence to the climate of international Symbolism and Art nouveau , which made him one of the greatest Italian artists of the time and one of the best known abroad, also admired by avant-garde artists who would revolutionize Italian art. Over 200 pieces are exhibited including paintings, drawings, illustrations and ceramics, illustrating links and parallels between Chini and the international art that inspired him, and that was often inspired by him.


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7 November 2021 – 30 January 2022, Exhibition Loïe Fuller Superstar, Dancer of Light and Colour, Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss, Germany.

Loïe Fuller was one of the most innovative and fascinating artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1892 she first took Paris by storm with her Serpentine Dance, and then Europe. Her pioneering choreographies and technical innovations in the fields of dance, lighting and stage design as well as film had a lasting influence on many painters, sculptors, writers, theatre and film directors of her time and anticipated fundamental elements of 20th-century media and performance art. Her circle of admirers and friends included some of the most important artists, writers and scientists of her time, among them Auguste Rodin, Thomas Edison, Pierre and Marie Curie and Stéphane Mallarmé. Photographs, sculptures, films, drawings and advertising posters show the importance of “La Loïe” as a muse of the Parisian avant-garde and it-girl of the Belle Époque.


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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 Aufgetischt, Badehaus 3, Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim, Germany. Postponed

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.


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9 October 2021 – 30 January 2022, 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.


3 October 2021 – 30 January 2022, Exhibition Albin MullerArchitekt 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.

The Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt Institute will celebrate the 150th birthday of the architect, designer and spatial artist Albin Müller.

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10 September 2021 – 10 September 2022, Exhibition Vive la France, Französische Fliesen aus der Zeit von 1840 bis 1950, Erstes Deutsches Fliesenmuseum, Boizenburg, Germany.

Die Ausstellung entstand durch den jahrelangen Kontakt des Fliesenmuseums zu Dr. Mario Baeck. Er ist ein Fliesenexperte und Kurator des Gilliot & Roelants Tegelmuseum in Hemiksen in der Nähe von Antwerpen in Belgien (www.gilliottegelmuseum.be/). 400 bis 500 Fliesen wurden von ihm ausgewählt, darunter auch Fliesen aus der Kollektion des Sammlers Roberto Pozzo

Hier ein Link zu der Facebook-Seite des international renommierten Fliesenexperten Dr. Mario Baeck mit einem Video in dem er ein Interview zu der Ausstellung gibt: www.facebook.com/253484605197954/videos/928351334690267

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Brochure der Ausstellung: Seite 1, Seite 2.


2021_bad_nauheim_sprudelhof_jugendstilkeramik_exhibition11 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”. 


2021_tentoonstelling-belgische-art-nouveautegel-in-de-pozzo-collectie1 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.


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.


2021_maison_autrique_indoor_gardens_exhibition6 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.


Alfons_Mucha_La_Nature_Paris_1900_at_the_allard_pierson_museum_amsterdam18 Dec 2021 – 24 April 2022, Exhibition Goddesses of the Art Nouveau, Karlsruhe, Germany.

The Allard Pierson (in Amsterdam) 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 Braunschweig (13 Oct 2022 – 9 April 2023).


19 November 2021 – 6 March 2022, Exhibition Gaudí, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Twenty years after the celebration of the Gaudí Year, with this project the Museu Nacional undertakes a critical revision of the artist and architect’s work, which has a special place in its collection. Gaudí was not by any means the isolated, misunderstood genius that many of the books written about him, almost always hagiographies, have led us to believe. His work was not done just in a specific, local and international, artistic and architectural context; it was also part of some very concrete political, ideological and aesthetic strategies. A new exhibition about Gaudí can no longer repeat the well-worn clichés; it must focus on Gaudí as a most complex man working in a multiple context.

The exhibition will travel to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, where it will be on view from 12 April to 17 July 2022.


4 November 2021 – 4 February 2022, Exhibition Paris- Barcelona, Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona & Gothsland Galeria, Barcelona, Spain.

2021_Paris-BarcelonaThe exhibition focuses on nine women who stood out in the artistic scene of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition will offer a new vision of the relationship between the two capitals, Paris and Barcelona. For the first time, the exhibition will have two venues, the Museum del Modernisme de Barcelona -which is reopening to host this exhibition- and the Gothsland Gallery. In the words of Gabriel Pinós, curator of the exhibition, “the aim is for the visitor to have a museum experience, with in-depth and detailed documentation of each of the works on display and, in so doing, to highlight the cultural capital of both cities since the discovery of the women who were in front of and behind the great works of the Belle Époque”.


TRAVELLING ART NOUVEAU EXHIBITIONS


Travelling Exhibition The Triumph of Nature

The Triumph of Nature brings together approximately 120 of the finest Art Nouveau treasures from the rich holdings of the Chrysler Museum of Art, drawing primarily from the collection of Walter P. and Jean Chrysler.

Designing for a range of clients and settings including domestic interiors, innovative artists such as de Feure, Majorelle, and Gallé fashioned their eclectic works to play off each other in harmonious visual arrangements, conceiving of Art Nouveau as an enveloping style. To fully illustrate this concept, this comprehensive exhibition gathers a profusion of Art Nouveau works and accessories – furniture, paintings, sculpture, mosaics, books, posters, prints, lamps, glass from one of the country’s finest and largest collections, and other stunning objets d’art – all of them originally designed and coordinated to complement each other in elaborate ensembles.

The Triumph of Nature celebrates the florid, languorous curves, natural motifs, and refined elegance of Art Nouveau furniture, glass, and other works that have entranced generations of collectors and museumgoers since the apex of this brief but intense movement around the turn of the twentieth century.

17 Nov 2023 – 15 Mar 2024, Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, FL, USA
13 Apr 2024 – 14 Jul 2024, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA, USA
27 Sept 2024 – 11 Jan 2025, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR, USA
12 Feb 2025 – 11 May 2025, Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, State College, PA, USA
18 Oct 2025 – 11 Jan 2026, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA

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Travelling Exhibition 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 2021Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
30 October 2021 – 23 January 2022Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
19 February 2022 – 15 May 2022Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, St. Petersburg, FL

Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style


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 2019 – 19 May 2019, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, USA
16 Jun 2019 – 8 Sept 2019, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY, USA
Oct 2019 – Jan 2020Cummer Museum & Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
1 Feb 2020 – 6 Sept 2020, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, USA
6 March 2021 – 25 April 2021, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, USA

6 June 2021 – 12 Sept 2021, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, California, USA
2 Oct 2021 – 13 Feb 2022, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA, USA
12 March 2022 – 5 Jun 2022, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, USA


Traveling ExhibitionVictorian 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
6 March 2021 – 30 May 2021 – Nevada 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
6 Nov 2021 – 30 Jan 2022, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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
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
25 Oct 2021 – 21 Jan 2022Appleton Art Museum, Ocala, FL, USA

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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
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

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

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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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