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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 school­tours@day­tonart.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.

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