DAI EXHIBIT SHOWCASES ARTIST’S ART NOUVEAU STYLE
Mucha was a Czechoslovakian artist who lived from 1860 to 1939 and became known for a distinctive style that established him as a leader of the Art Nouveau movement. His work ranged from paintings, posters and advertisements to jewelry, carpet and wallpaper designs. Mucha’s works frequently featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely Neoclassicallooking robes, often surrounded by lush flowers which sometimes formed halos behind their heads. In contrast with contemporary poster-makers he used pale pastel colors.
Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau, ”an exhibit featuring 75 works from the Dhawan Collection Through Dec. 31, 2017 Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
$14 adults; $11 seniors (60+), students (18+ w/ID), active military and groups (10 or more); $6 youth (ages 7-17); and free for children (ages 6 & under) and members.
Guided tours are available for individuals, groups and schools. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Rique Hagen, at 937-223-4278, ext. 332 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A number of events and programs will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, including:“Draw from the Collection: Our Natural World”from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7ARTventures: Visiting Artist Jes McMillan, from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14“Behind the Scenes: Alphonse Mucha”from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19Exhibition Lecture by Karla Huebner, Wright State University, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4Curatorial Conversations: Loie Fuller at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16Vine & Canvas: Bring on the Bubbly at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17Curatorial Conversations: New Year’s Toast Tour at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21ARTventures: Organic and Geometric Shapes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23. The Dayton Art Institute’s Museum Store will offer a variety of Mucha and Art Nouveau related merchandise, including the exhibition catalogue. For more details and information: Visit daytonartinstitute.org/ mucha. Use the hashtag #MuchaDAI to join the conversation on social media.