‘Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary’

Advertising posters in the late 19th/early 20th centuries in Paris were sensuous experiences, in part due to Czech artist Alphonse Mucha and the Art Nouveau movement. You may not recognize his name, but my guess is you’ve seen his work. The Speed Art Museum is showing 124 pieces, including posters, illustrations and photographs. This is the first time the Mucha Family Collection has been shown in Kentucky, and the Speed is one of only two venues in America to feature the exhibition.

THROUGH JAN. 22

Speed Art Museum
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2035 S. Third St.
http://speedmuseum.org

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‘Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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