Vital Art Nouveau 1900
The exhibition in the Prague Municipal House is presenting a selection of the most outstanding works of Czech and European Art Nouveau art from the holdings of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. The exhibition is intended to show the Art Nouveau arts and crafts as part of the ground-breaking, forward-looking trends and emancipation efforts that evolved in the late 19th century, as a reformist art movement that strove for “the multiplication and intensification of life”. The display will therefore explore the Art Nouveau aesthetic both in terms of modern artist designers' creative ambitions and the new zest for life that swept society as a whole. Masterpieces of decorative art exhibited at the famous Paris World’s Fair of 1900 will be on display, alongside works influenced by the various currents of thought popular at the time (such as the theories of Vitalism and Spiritism), as well as the formal and stylistic innovations in glassware, ceramics and furniture. Other areas will cover the radical changes in life style as reflected in interior design, the visual style of poster art and fashion.
A self-service multimedia tablets presentation will be available to visitors, which will provide further information on selected items on view, their creators and the period context. The presentation will also offer 3D scans of Art Nouveau objects that were produced in the framework of the Partage Plus European project, along with online access to digitized foundations for European Art Nouveau art on the Europeana portal, drawn from the collections of prominent European institutions.
A comprehensive catalogue featuring more than 400 items on display will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Open daily 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Admission to the Art Nouveau / Vital Art 1900 exhibition
Full: 150 CZK
Discounts: 80 CZK for students aged 15–26 for tours without a guide (upon presentation of a student card) and for senior visitors over 65
Junior: 40 CZK for children aged 6– 15 for tours without a guide
Family: 250 CZK (maximum two adults and three children under 15, (youth aged 15–18 an extra 20 CZK)
10% discount off full admission: groups of 15 persons plus and Opencard holders
Free admission: teachers accompanying student groups, holders of AMG (Association of Museums and Galleries) membership cards, holders of ICOM (International Council of Museums) cards, holders of Disabled Persons cards and attendants, children under 6
School groups (elementary, secondary, university students):
30 CZK per person with a minimum of 10 persons in a group, one accompanying teacher free admission, the same applies to art school students
10 CZK for journalists and members of UHS (Art History Society), NPÚ (National Heritage Institute) employees
Circuit A - Municipal House guided tour + exhibition Blanka Matragi + exhibition Vital Art Nouveau 1900: 450,- CZK
Circuit C - Municipal House guided tour + exhibition Vital Art Nouveau 1900: 380,- CZK
Guided tours and public lectures:
Lectures are provided free of charge with a valid ticket.
Guided tours booked in advance:
Surcharge 500 CZK per lecture (in Czech), 700 CZK (in a foreign language: English, French, German, Russian) booked in advance at info @ upm.cz , phone: +420 778 543 902 (latest 7 days in advance)
Educational programmes for school groups:
Surcharge 400 CZK per lecture (in Czech), 600 CZK (in a foreign language: English, French, German, Russian) booked in advance
30 CZK per pupil or student with a minimum of 15 persons in a group
To be booked at: education @ upm.cz, phone: +420 724 132 323
Tickets to the exhibition and accompanying printed matter can be purchased at the Municipal House’s Cultural and Information Centre, at 5 náměstí Republiky, 111 21 Praha 1, phone: 222 002 101, info @ obecnidum.cz