National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Art Nouveau, 1890-1914

October 8, 2000 - January 28, 2001

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.

This comprehensive exhibition of the international art nouveau style included some 380 paintings, works of sculpture, graphics, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, jewelry, and architectural structures and designs. Part 1 of the 3-part exhibition, The World's Fair in Paris, 1900, showed a selection of works exhibited there by European and American artists. Part 2 explored diverse sources that inspired the style, which flourished in the years around 1900. Part 3 presented works associated with the cities of Paris, Brussels, Vienna, Glasgow, Munich, Turin, New York, and Chicago. The sections concerning Turin and Washington and most of the works in the New York section were shown only in Washington. Noteworthy were a 14-foot-tall cast iron Paris metro station entrance designed by Hector Guimard; the reassembled Ladies' Luncheon Room from Miss Cranston's Ingram Street Tearooms in Glasgow by Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and a double parlor designed by Agostino Lauro for a villa outside Turin.