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The whole year 2023 will be dedicated to Art Nouveau in Brussels. For the complete program:

Capital of Art Nouveau Brussels 2023

1 Decmber 2023 – ???, Exhibition Horta & Van de Velde – The train of designers, Train World, Brussels, Belgium.

This expo is a tribute to Victor Horta and Henri van de Velde. We take a closer look at the role of Victor Horta as a station architect and discuss different periods, even up to his death. Of course we also look at the key role that this pioneer played in the design and construction of the Brussels-Central station. Henri Van de Velde meanwhile worked for many years as an artistic consultant and designer for the NMBS. The exhibition highlights the result of this fruitful collaboration: the SNCB monogram, which is still used today, but also the interior and decoration of K carriages in the 1930s..

October 2023, Novelda Modernista, Novelda, Spain.

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17 October  2023 – 07 January 2024Victor Horta & the Grammar of Art Nouveau, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium.

Contemporary artists and performers are revisiting the fundamentals of Art Nouveau to apply them to current themes such as the relationship between public space and heritage or our relationship with the colonial past. These artists are invited to create in situ work that resonate with the building and its rich legacy. 

18 – 24 September 2023, 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.

2023 fira modernista d'Alcoy

September 2023, Fira Modernista Canet de Mar, Spain.

8 – 10 September 2023, 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.


Foto: BNST

24 June, Sept & 25 Nov 2023, Cycle de conférences Art Nouveau et Franc-Maçonnerie, Musée Belge de la Franc-Maçonnerie, Temple Beauté, Brussel, Belgium.

The lecture cycle is given in the Masonic temple decorated in the Art Nouveau style on 8, rue du Persil: Victor Horta and Freemasonry (April 29), Around Paul Hankar (June 24), Philippe Wolfers and Freemasonry ( September 30), Art Nouveau, Music and Freemasonry (November 25).


22 June 2023 – 7 Jan 2024, Exhibition Hector Guimard – Art Nouveau to Modernism, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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.


14 June 2023 – May 2024, Exhibition Mucha & Tijdgenoten, Vloeiende lijnen van de grafische kunst, Lalique Museum, Doesburg, The Netherlands.

De tentoonstelling Mucha & Tijdgenoten gaat over de opmars van de grafische kunst in de tijd dat de kleurenfotografie nog niet bestond. Alphonse Mucha, die Parijs op zijn grondvesten liet schudden met zijn art nouveau-affiches en illustraties speelde daarin een belangrijke rol. Het werk van zijn tijdgenoten is ook te zien. Denk aan o.a. Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec, Paul Follet, Eugène Grasset, George Lepape, Georges Barbier, Augustin Hanicotte, Paul Berthon, Charles Martin, Charles Gillot, Jessie King en vele anderen. Tezamen zorgden zij ervoor dat de grafische kunst een hoogwaardige kunstvorm werd. Mucha en tijdgenoten maakten overigens naast affiches ook volop illustraties voor modemagazines, schilderijen, vazen, kostuums, juwelen en decors . Bijzonder aan deze tentoonstelling is dat er ook aandacht wordt besteed aan Mucha’s meest getalenteerde leerling Giovanni Trevisan.

10 June 2023, 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 2023, World Art Nouveau Day.

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. The theme for 2023 is ‘MATERIALS’. A theme that fits perfectly with the one of the 2023 lecture series of the RANN: restoration.

9, 10 & 11 June 2023, Fira Modernista, Carcaixent, Spain.

2023 FIRA Moderenista Carcaixent

8 June – 5 Nov 2023, Exhibition Summer of 1900. Textile designs as images, Riga Art Nouveau Centre, Riga, Latvia.

More than 50 textile designs and samples of the beginning of the 20th century will be presented in this exhibition. They characterize the development of textile design of the Art Nouveau period. The unique collection of Marc Van Hoe will be demonstrated in Latvia for the first time. The exhibition features drawings with stylization of various flowers and plants, which meet the requirements of Art Nouveau fashion and are intended for the industrial production of textiles. The exhibition was created as a result of the long-term cooperation of the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Center”, collector Marc Van Hoe and his family.

Summer of 1900 - Textile designs as images

7 June 2023 – 7 Jan 2023, Exhibition ART NOUVEAU. Unique objects with a tale to tell, BELvue Museum, Brussels, Belgium.

Discover the art nouveau masterpieces from the King Baudouin Foundation’s collection and the interesting stories and anecdotes behind each of the objects. Thanks to the generosity of its patrons, the Foundation has been able to acquire work by Victor Horta, Philippe Wolfers and Henry Van de Velde. The wide variety of unique pieces – from art jewellery to furniture and book covers – are all part of different public collections, but will now be showcased in one and the same exhibition at the BELvue museum.


2 June – 30 Sept 2023, Exhibtion A New Art. Metamorphoses of Jewelry 1880–1914, School of Jewelry Arts, Paris, France.

The School of Jewelry Arts will be staging a new exhibition illustrating the unique place occupied by jewelry at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, through a selection of almost 100 pieces from museum, patrimonial and private collections.


19 – 21 May 2023, Modernista Fair, Barcelona, Spain.

Festivities at Carrer Bruc between Diagonal Avenue and Carrer Consell de Cent. This year the fair will be dedicated to the architect Lluís Domenech and Montaner, whose this 2023 we celebrate the centenary of his death. The activities program will be published later on the Fair website.

2023 Fira Modernista Barcelona

13 May – 15 Nov 2023, Exhibition Sakraler Jugendstil – religiöse Kunst um 1900 im österreichischen Raum, Museum am Dom, St. Pölten, Austria.

Die Ausstellung begibt sich auf Spurensuche, warum trotz widriger Bedingungen zahlreiche sakrale Kunstgegenstände im Jugendstil entstanden sind. Die Bandbreite reicht dabei von Altären über Kelche und Monstranzen bis hin zu liturgischen Gewändern. Bis dato noch nie präsentierte Objekte lassen vermuten, dass aufgeschlossene Geistliche und Auftraggeber dennoch – gemäß dem Wahlspruch der Secession – „der Zeit ihre Kunst, der Kunst ihre Freiheit“ ermöglichten.


12 May – 11 June 2023, Exhibition Leap towards Modernity – Secession in the Architecture of Belgrade, Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia.

The exhibition is dedicated to the art nouveau architecture of the capital Belgrade. Visitors will be able to see the story of Art Nouveau and the time in which it was created, both in Europe and in Serbia, especially in Belgrade. Although the focus of the exhibition is on architecture, it also presents the features of the time in which Art Nouveau was present in the capital, as well as various phenomena that marked life, construction and housing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through photos, projects and drawings, 45 buildings built in accordance with the international and national variant of Art Nouveau are shown. And in addition to the original exhibits from the Collection of Architecture and Urbanism of the Museum of the City of Belgrade, visitors will also be able to see materials from other Belgrade institutions, and private collections. A special segment consists of photos of the current appearance and condition of selected buildings.

Изложба Искорак ка модерности – сецесија у архитектури Београда

10 May – 31 October 2023, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha Flower Worlds, Ensana Health Spa, Piešťany, Slovakia.

The Alphonse Mucha Flower Worlds exhibition will run from 10.5. to 31.10.2023 in the newly opened exhibition hall right in the heart of the spa island in the Napoleon II building. The exhibition will present a total of 118 works by Alfons Mucha in 4 locations, complemented by photographs of the facades of Professor Petr Schubert’s Art Nouveau houses as further evidence of the inspiration of Alfons Mucha’s work.

Exhbition Flower Worlds

10 May – 24 Sept 2023, Exhibition Animais e Arte Nova, Museu Arte Nova, Aveiro, Portugal.

At the Art Nova Museum, we invite you to a road trip through the city’s buildings to discover the animals that show or hide themselves between the decoration and the architectural elements of the facades.

2023_Museu Arte Nova_aveiro

6 & 7 May 2023, Modernista Fair, Terrassa, Spain.

2022_fira_modernista_terrassaA surprising journey into the past of the modernist splendor of Terrassa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unique characters, historical recreations, traditional craftsmen, visits to the main modernist buildings, exhibitions, shows and above all the warmth of the people who star in the Fair on the street with their period costumes, offer us the opportunity to live a unique experience. Terrassa City Council promoted the Terrassa Modernist Fair in 2003 with the aim o recover the old tradition of the Spring Fair, which was institutionalized in Terrassa in 1228 as a privilege of King James I. Since 2007, the Fira Modernista de Terrassa has been declared by the Generalitat de Catalunya as a local festival of tourist interest. In 2010, this event also won one of the Catalan Communication and Public Relations Awards in the category of tourist activities, awarded by the Catalan Association of Communication and Public Relations and the Foundation for the Promotion of Communication and Development.

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April 2023, Penedès Modernist Fair, Arboç, Spain.

During the thematic fair, the town breathes modernism and its inhabitants dress in the style of the time and guided tours are organized in emblematic buildings closed to the public the rest of the year. Street theater, entertainment, guided tours of the rich modernist heritage of L’Arboç and much more at the most important Modernist Fair in the Penedès.

2023_Festa_Modernista_Reus190015 & 16 April 2023, Festa Modernista Reus, Reus, Spain.

Casa Navàs and the Reus Promotion Agency invite you to experience a fully modernist weekend. On April 15 and 16, the city will travel to the past through more than 50 activities that include historical recreation actions, routes to discover the modernist heritage of Reus, shows, workshops and gastronomy. ‘Reus 1900. Festa Modernista’ wants to uphold the legacy of the city’s most glorious era with a celebration in which the participation of organizations, businesses and residents will be essential. A party of historical rigor that, coinciding with the centenary of the death of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, will have the figure of the architect as its starting point. It will have a hundred re-enactors between Plaça del Mercadal and Casa Navàs, and the involvement of around fifty local organizations and companies.

14 April – 27 August 2023, Exhibition Sarah Bernhardt, Petit Palais, Paris, France.

Sarah Bernhardt, (1844-1923), was an emblematic figure who spanned the 19th and 20th centuries. The “Divine Sarah”, who was an artist as well as an actress, takes centre stage at the Petit Palais in an exceptional exhibition to mark the centenary of her death. The museum holds important collections of works linked to the actress, including the spectacular portrait of her that was painted in 1876 by her friend Georges Clairin and donated by her son Maurice. Photographs, paintings and even a film reveal the private side of her art, but also the publicity she sought for her work as an artist.


8 April – 30 July 2023, Exhibition Delicious Mucha – Art Nouveau with all five senses. Champagne, biscuits, and French cuisine. Sakai Alphonse Mucha Museum, Sakai, Japan.

Starting with champagne and biscuits, there are posters and package designs drawn by Mucha according to flavor. In addition, Art Nouveau-style table coordination is also available. Together with the interior decoration paintings, you can experience the atmosphere of the dining room at that time. Starting with the 5 major collections of 3 oil paintings, sculptures, and jewelry that can only be found at the museum , there are also valuable pencil drawings and representative poster works. Even those who visit the Mucha Museum for the first time will be able to fully enjoy the charm of the Museum’s collection.


7 April – 27 August 2023, Exhibition GULÁCSY. The Prince of Na’Conxypan. The Art of Lajos Gulácsy (1882–1932), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

This retrospective exhibition of Lajos Gulácsy, one of the most unique figures of twentieth-century Hungarian art, reveals the diversity of Gulácsy’s profound art by highlighting new contexts. Gulácsy was a child of his age not only through his dreams and historical nostalgia but also through his artistic erudition. His style bears the influence of the sensitivity of the Secession and the Pre-Raphaelites, the mystery of symbolism, and, at times, even the effortlessness of impressionism. Besides the many well-known masterpieces, visitors can view several recently identified works. His paintings, drawings, and illustrations are complemented by Gulácsy’s manuscripts, photographs taken of him and characteristic works by his contemporaries. 

Gulácsy 1906-1907

1 April – 29 October 2023, Exhibition Bezielde Schoonheid. Tegels uit de Art Nouveau in de architectuur, Nederlandse Tegelmuseum, Otterloo, The Netherlands.

Keramiek speelde in de ontwikkeling van de Nederlandse art nouveau (1895-1914) een belangrijke rol. Veel nieuwe plateelbakkerijen werden in deze periode opgericht, bedrijven waarin artistiek vormgegeven en gedecoreerd keramiek werd gemaakt. Architecten maakten volop gebruik van tegels voor kleurige accenten en blikvangers aan hun gevels. Het Nederlands Tegelmuseum heeft een mooie collectie tegels en tableaus uit die periode, afkomstig uit gebouwen die helaas gesloopt zijn. De oorspronkelijke context en de samenhang met andere vormen van toegepaste kunst is daarbij verloren gegaan. De combinatie van tegeltableaus en foto’s van architectuur maakt de samenhang met andere vormen van toegepaste kunst weer duidelijk zichtbaar. In 2022 publiceerde Wim den Hertog samen met Jalf Flach een fotoboek over bouwdecoraties in de Nederlandse art nouveau. Een reeks foto’s uit dit boek zijn uitvergroot te zien in de tentoonstelling.

2023 Nederlands tegelmuseum

30 March – 17 August 2023, Exhibition SECESJA – stylowa jedność sztuk (Secession – stylish unity of arts), Museum Okreggowe w Rzeszowie, Rzeszow, Poland.

The exhibition presents selected works from private collections and twelve Polish museums. In total, this exhibition includes over 200 Art Nouveau works from various fields of art. Particularly valuable is the collection of several dozen European exhibits from private resources. It is worth emphasizing that this collection includes exceptionally unique glasses from important artistic centers of the Old Continent, which form the core of this carefully built, beautiful and extremely valuable collection.

Wystawa Secesja – stylowa jedność sztuk prezentuje wybrane dzieła ze zbiorów prywatnych i dwunastu polskich muzeów. Łącznie na tej ekspozycji znajduje się ponad 200 secesyjnych dzieł z różnych dziedzin sztuki. Szczególnie cenna jest kolekcja kilkudziesięciu europejskich eksponatów z zasobów prywatnych. Warto podkreślić, że w zbiorze tym znajdują się wyjątkowo unikatowe szkła z ważnych ośrodków artystycznych Starego Kontynentu, które tworzą trzon tej starannie budowanej, pięknej i niezwykle wartościowej kolekcji. 



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27 March – 3 Sept 2023, Exhibition Style Congo, CIVA, Brussels, Belgium.

“Style Congo. Heritage & Heresy” explores the politics of cultural representation and appropriation through contemporary artistic and architectural interventions as well as historic documents and materials from CIVA’s Collections. The exhibition visually chronicles the representation of Congo in international expositions held between 1885 and 1958, using Art Nouveau as its anchor point. The movement—at the time also called “Style Congo”—coincided with King Leopold II’s exploitation of the Congo and reflects a widespread fascination with “exotic” materials and forms. The works in the exhibition question and destabilize canonical histories and the colonial roots of this heritage. By examining marks of colonization in the city of Brussels and in the Congolese urban landscape, they present a decolonial resignification of private and public spaces, seeking to rewrite the margins of history into the center.


Style_congoA new book about the same subject was published (in Dutch only). The title is Kunst met de K van Kongo by Lucas Catherine. Tekst op de achterflap: Het debat over de dekolonisering van onze openbare ruimte is ook in ons land niet meer te stoppen. Maar over de Belgische kunst in het algemeen en art nouveau in het bijzonder blijft het voorlopig stil. Dat is vreemd: de peetvader van art nouveau luisterde naar de naam Leopold II en de zoogmoeder was Kongo. De stroming – in Brussel ook gekend als Style Poulink of palingstijl – beleefde zijn hoogdagen tussen 1894 en 1910. Alles begint met de Wereldtentoonstellingen in Antwerpen en Tervuren. Art nouveau moet duidelijk maken welke rijkdom de kolonie in de aanbieding heeft. Kunstenaars krijgen gratis tropisch hout, ivoor en andere materialen ter beschikking, veel van hun mecenassen zijn bovendien beheerders van koloniale maatschappijen. Een verhaal over de familie Solvay, de band tussen Henry Van de Velde en Stanley, en het majestueuze Hôtel Van Eetvelde. Met achteraan het boek wandelingen in Brussel, Oostende, Antwerpen en Blankenberge.

24 March 2023 – 8 January 2024, Exhibition Victor Horta versus Art Nouveau – Horta’s Vocabulary, Horta Museum, Brussels, Belgium.

22 March – 5 November 2023, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha, Grand Palais Immersif, Paris, France.

Le Grand Palais Immersif célèbre l’arrivée du printemps avec l’un de ses plus fervents admirateurs : le peintre Alphonse Mucha. Le roi de l’affiche imprimée, figure symbolique de l’Art nouveau indissociable du Paris de la Belle Époque, est le grand invité de cette exposition immersive et sensorielle mettant à l’honneur son œuvre graphique, caractérisée par ses beautés féminines et sensuelles donnant à voir une nature opulente et serpentine. Entre les lignes effilées de ses compositions et les courbes plongeantes de ses délicieuses créatures, se dessine un parcours en trois actes restituant tout de sa carrière triomphante, de sa modernité et de l’influence permanente qu’elle exerce encore sur le monde d’aujourd’hui.

9 March 2023 – 14 January 2024, Exhibition Privat Livemont – FLOWER POWER!, Autrique House, Brussels, Belgium.

The Autrique House presents the work and life of Privat Livemont, an emblematic Art Nouveau artist from Brussels. Working as a versatile artist, a craftsman, and a teacher at the Industrial Academy in Schaerbeek, Livemont seems to have been a tireless worker. He is best known for his posters and the sgraffiti on many facades in Brussels. The delicacy of his line, his taste for decorative plant elements and their stylisation, his fertile imagination and his colourful palette make Privat Livemont an important figure that Maison Autrique has chosen to honour in 2023, the year of Art Nouveau.

3 March – 23 July 2023, Exhibition Escapism and Modernity | Oskar Zwintscher and the Art around 1900, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany.

The exhibition presents this painter and graphic artist in the context of his time and in the context of various contemporaries. Zwintscher’s works reflect the transformations and upheavals that position him between tradition and modernity. The exhibition presents the impressive arc – from Symbolism to Jugendstil to the foreshadowing of New Objectivity – that spans his rather brief period of artistic production and foregrounds the continued relevance of his work.

14 Februari  – 10 October 2023, Exhibition Back to Nature 1900, City Museum, Brussels, Belgium.

With this temporary exhibition, the Museum of the City of Brussels invites you to discover its rich Art Nouveau heritage. The starting point of the exhibition is the inspiration artists found in nature at the beginning of the century. The double aesthetics and the powerful lines and shapes of flowers and plants catch the eye, the sublime representation of women in all their variations. “Back to Nature 1900” presents a small but enchanting selection of works, most of which have never been seen before or have been rarely seen.


2023 Novelda Fira Modernista

The first guided modernist (art nouveau) walk of 2023. A new opportunity to learn about Novelda’s modernista heritage.

Register here if you want to participate!

29 January – 5 February 2023, BRAFA Brussels Art Fair, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium.

For this 68th edition, a theme has been chosen in correlation with the initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region, which will make 2023 a year devoted to Art Nouveau. BRAFA will be highlighting this movement in several ways. Some galleries at BRAFA will offer exceptional objects from this movement; two BRAFA ART TALKS will be devoted to the theme, one presented by Benjamin Zurstrassen, curator at the Horta Museum (Brussels 1893, the birth of Art Nouveau) and the other by Professor Werner Adriaenssens, curator of 20th century collections at the Royal Museums of Art and History (The King Baudouin Foundation’s Art Nouveau collection). Following a meeting with Benjamin Zurstrassen, curator at the Horta Museum, Beatrix Bourdon, the Managing Director of BRAFA drew inspiration from Victor Horta’s original drawings for the creation of the carpet. These drawings can be found as well on the BRAFA 2023 invitation cards and on the cover of the catalogue.

Brafa 2023, Theme: Art Nouveau

Until 28 February 2023, iMucha exhibition, Municipal House, Prague, Czech Republic.

The initial basis of the collection was laid years ago by Ivan Lendl, former top-rank tennis player. Lendl’s collection is now owned by the Richard Fuxa Foundation – Nadační fond Richarda Fuxy, which promotes art. The exhibition will show models from posters in motion, an animated story from the Slav Epic, and the voice of Alfons Mucha coming from his self-portrait. The exhibition will cover 550 square meters with over 200 original works by Alfons Mucha, many more than a century old. Another part of the iMucha project will be a multimedia show directed by musician Michal Dvořák at O2 Universum. Pierce Brosnan will introduce The iMucha Show on the 26th of May 2022.

11 December 2022 – 27 August 2023, Exhibition Jugendstil in de Veenkoloniën, Veenkoloniaal Museum, Veendam, The Netherlands.

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.


1 December 2022 – 27 August 2023, Exhibition Indonesia and the Amsterdam School, Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Museum Het Schip is presenting an exhibition on the relationship between Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies, and the Amsterdam School movement. The Amsterdam School is known for its expressive and imaginative style. The fact that the visual language of the Amsterdam School is indebted to cultural expressions from Indonesia is a lesser known phenomenon. Javanese temples, Indonesian folk architecture and crafts made a deep impression on artists and architects. The exhibition reveals how artists, designers and architects of the Amsterdam School were forged by the colonial link with Indonesia. 


26 November 2022 – 14 May 2023, Exhibition Galileo Chini. Ceramics between Art Nouveau and Deco, MIC Faenza, Faenza, Italy.

Chini was a versatile artist, among the pioneers of Art Nouveau in Italy of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but also a refiner of the Deco taste developed during the twenties. He devoted himself passionately to the art of ceramics, with a varied, original and highly personal production, as well as to painting and fresco painting. The exhibition displays about one hundred and fifty pieces including ceramics (some of them unpublished) and preparatory drawings to document the various phases of activity of one of the most important Italian protagonists of the Art Nouveau period.


25 November 2022 –  5 March 2023, Exhibition The Painter-Poet. Gyula Tichy, The Master of Hungarian Symbolism, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

During his rather short life, Tichy, a painter and graphic artist, created one of the most special oeuvres of the early twentieth century. His painting, drawing, and graphic art were inspired by the masters of English and Viennese Secession, such as Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Crane, and Gustav Klimt. His works, distinguished by delicate draughtsmanship and a decorative rendition of the themes of symbolism, were soon met with success in his day. The museum’s collection was enriched significantly, with some fifty drawings, thanks to a generous donation in 2020, which furnishes the occasion for the thus far most comprehensive exhibition of Tichy’s unique oeuvre.


22 November 2022 – 17 February 2023, Exhibtion Meesters van Meierijstad, Museum Jan Heestershuis, Schijndel, The Netherlands.

De kunstenaars Pieter de Josselin de Jong en Paul Rink hadden veel raakvlakken: Beiden zijn geboren in het jaar 1861 en opgegroeid in respectievelijk Sint-Oedenrode en Veghel, wat nu de gemeente Meierijstad is. Beiden zijn jong gestorven na een carrière die nog veel beloofde. Zij leerden elkaar kennen op de Academie in Antwerpen en bleven bevriend. Hoewel hun levens al snel uiteen liepen, waren zij ook in hun onderwerpkeuze verwant. Ze schilderden niet alleen allebei graag het idyllische van de kindertijd maar legden ook de zwaarte van het arbeidersleven vast, zowel van boeren en fabrieksarbeiders als van vissers. Hun schilderijen bevinden zich in veel museale collecties maar worden amper meer getoond. Mede door hun korte levens zijn ze ingehaald door de tijd. Museum Jan Heestershuis brengt deze bijzondere schilders weer onder de aandacht. De expositie bevat onder meer werken uit de gemeentelijke kunstcollectie Meierijstad en niet eerder getoond werk uit particuliere collecties.

17 November 2022 – 21 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.

jan-toorop_hollandsk_kunstnerUnknown dates in 2023, Exhibition Jan Toorop, Design Museum Dedel, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Design Museum Dedel is still in development. The 17th-century city palace, where the museum is housed, is currently being restored. The museum will open in phases. In the future, the museum will present an overview of 150 years of graphic design and advertising in seven different halls. At the moment, there is an exhibition ‘Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Nieuwe Kunst’ on display, explaining the stylistic differences between the three branches of the movement. Original posters from around 1895 are on display for this exhibit.  

21 October 2022 – 22 January 2023, Exhibition Alphonse Mucha – Art Nouveau Visionary, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, USA.

Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939) was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. As an influential force behind the art nouveau movement, he created sumptuous posters and advertising—promoting such everyday products as cigarette papers and tea biscuits—that transformed the streets of Paris into open-air art exhibitions. Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary celebrates the Mucha Trust Collection’s first major U.S. tour in 20 years, featuring a vast array of posters, illustrations, ornamental objects, and rarely seen sculpture, photographs, and self-portraits. 

8 October 2022 – 8 January 2023, Exhibition William Morris, Art in Everything, La Piscine, Roubaix, France.

2022_Roubaix-MorrisNever exhibited in France, the visionary work of William Morris had a huge impact on his time. He theorised a social, political, ecological and artistic utopia and laid the foundations for what would later become known as Arts & Crafts. This movement championed art in everything and for everyone, in response to the industrialisation and dehumanisation of time-honoured techniques. A textile designer, writer, poet, painter, illustrator, architect, manufacturer, social activist, ecologist and an incredible theoretician, Morris developed a complex body of work and campaigned for a new form of recognition for art and crafts, but also the artists and craftsman, in late 19th century Victorian England. He is famous for his literary works, socialist political commitment, publishing work and creations in the decorative arts.

7 October 2022 – 8 January 2023, Exhibition Golden Boy Gustav Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse…, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Gustav Klimt is world-famous for his golden and decorative paintings and his portraits of strong women. But who was this ‘golden boy’, and what is the story behind his talent? You perhaps know Klimt’s work, but have you actually seen it? New research has revealed which artists influenced Klimt and which artists he liked. But also which artworks were on display at exhibitions at the time – including those of pioneering art society the Vienna Secession, of which Klimt was the chairperson. Discover how Gustav Klimt developed his unique style and gleaned inspiration from the Western European modern art of his time.

The exhibition will be on display at the Belvedere, Vienna afterwards: from 3 February to 29 May 2023.


1 October 2022 – 30 January 2023, Exhibition Jugendstil-Porzellan aus Burgau – Von Künstlerentwürfen bis Zierporzellanen, Museum Tabakspeicher, Nordhausen, Germany.

Der Geschichte und den Erzeugnissen der einst bekannten „Porzellanmanufaktur Burgau an der Saale, Ferdinand Selle“ widmet sich eine Sonderschau des Museums Tabakspeicher. Hochkarätige Leihgaben aus Privatbesitz lassen die Geschichte der im Jahr 1901 gegründeten und nahe Jena gelegenen Manufaktur, die bis 1929 existierte, lebendig werden. Produziert wurden vorwiegend Gebrauchsgeschirre, aber auch Mokka-Sammeltassen, Gastronomiegeschirr und Zierporzellane. Berühmte Künstler, darunter sogar Henry van de Velde (1863 bis 1957), konnte der Firmengründer für Entwürfe gewinnen. Diese Porzellane sind Musterbeispiele für die ästhetischen Reformbestrebungen in Europa.


24 September 2022 – 5 March 2023, Exhibition Suze Robertson; Dedicated. Individualistic. Modern. Museum Panorama Mesdag, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Suze_Robertson_Pietje_Lezend_meisje_circa_1898This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Suze Robertson (1855-1922). In remembrance of this artist, who lived and worked in The Hague, Museum Panorama Mesdag is presenting a unique retrospective encompassing over eighty of her paintings and drawings. Robertson was and is considered one of the great artists of her time. She was a radical innovator: her expressive manner of painting and drawing, along with her bold choice of materials and exuberant use of colour, elevated Dutch art to new heights at the dawn of the twentieth century. Museum Panorama Mesdag has a special connection to Suze Robertson’s life and work. Hendrik Willem Mesdag and Sientje Mesdag-van Houten, the married couple who founded the museum, were friends with Robertson and avid collectors of her work.

23 September 2022 – 7 May 2023, Exhibition Flower Power, Museum Gouda, Gouda, The Netherlands.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil) had a major influence on Gouda pottery. Inspiration for new designs is found in nature. Flowers in particular flourish in all their splendor on vases, plates and other pottery. Willem Hartgring’s elegant decorations are finely painted. In Henri Breetvelt’s designs, abstraction prevails. From 23 September you will find the most beautiful floral decors from the pottery collection in Museum Gouda in the exhibition Flower power. From detailed and true-to-life to simple and barely recognizable. There are also three recent acquisitions on display.


20 September 2022 – 22 January 2023, Exhibition Edvard Munch. A Poem of Live, Love and Death, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.

Musée d’Orsay is devoting an exhibition to the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whose work, in all its breadth – sixty years of creation – and complexity, remains partly unknown. Munch’s work occupies a pivotal place in artistic modernity. It has its roots in the 19th century and would find its place firmly in the next one. Moreover, his entire work is permeated by a singular vision of the world, giving it a powerful symbolist dimension that cannot be reduced to the few masterpieces he created in the 1890s. Going beyond fin-de-siècle symbolism, Munch transcended this movement beyond its peak to make it the backbone of his work, giving it its great coherence.

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Edvard Munch - the vampire 1895

30 July 2022 – 10 April 2023, Exhibition Silent Splendour, Museum Gouda, Gouda, The Netherlands.

Paul Arntzenius (1883-1965) was not only a painter, but also a passionate art collector. In 1963 he donated his collection to Museum Gouda. More than a hundred paintings and drawings from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries found a new home. For Arntzenius this meant that a great wish was fulfilled. The art that he loved so much could now be admired by everyone.

The collection of Paul Arntzenius mainly consists of work from the French Barbizon School and the Dutch Hague School. It is the harmonious landscapes, silent figures and simple still lifes that he felt most attracted to. To him, this silent splendour was what art should be. Part of his collection is now on display at Museum Gouda.


3 July 2022 – 28 May 2023, Exhibition Movements & Shapes – Silver and Jewelery from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, Lalique Museum, Doesburg, The Netherlands.

In this new exhibition, the visitor is guided through the development of the art nouveau and art deco movements through works by artists such as Lucien Gaillard, Léopold Gautrait, Christofle, Hugo Leven, Archibald Knox, Paul Follot and of course René Lalique. Both movements have had a major influence on decorative and applied art, graphic, (interior) architectural and industrial design, as well as on visual arts and fashion. In addition to countless rare silver objects, the exhibition includes several jewels from private collections that have not been shown to the public for decades.


2023 STILWENDE Bad Nauheim10 September 2022 – 30 July 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.


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 Univ., State College, PA, USA
18 Oct 2025 – 11 Jan 2026, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA



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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