Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary – North Carolina Museum of Art, opening Oct. 23
The North Carolina Museum of Art recently announced its fall 2021 exhibitions, with artists from around the world and around the state, including Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, opening October 23 2021 and on view through Jan. 23, 2022.
Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of the most influential and celebrated artists in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris. He is best known for his graphic work, such as theater posters for superstar actress Sarah Bernhardt and decorative panels and advertisements featuring graceful women. Mucha created a distinctive approach characterized by harmonious compositions, sinuous forms, organic lines, and muted colors, which became synonymous with the decorative style called art nouveau.
The museum fall season will feature internationally beloved and recognized work by Alphonse Mucha alongside local, national, and international contemporary artists who explore a range of techniques and social and cultural histories.
Member tickets will go on sale June 30. Non-member tickets will go on sale July 21.
The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) and the Mint Museum will present Break the Mold: New Takes on Traditional Art Making Sept. 25 through Feb. 6 in the East Building, Joyce W. Pope Gallery. Break the Mold will showcase contemporary artists represented in the two Museum collections who are using traditional modes of artmaking to tackle timely subject matter. Innovative approaches to embroidery, ceramics, quilting, furniture, interior design, and fashion accessories serve to explore diverse topics such as gender inequality, prison reform, racial justice, memory, and loss, as well as how objects encapsulate, transmit, and transform social and cultural history.
The NCMA has provided art education, inspiration, and access to generations. For artists the Museum has been a particularly special place for burgeoning careers, especially as a space for study, experimentation, and guidance.