L’Art nouveau de Strasbourg à Riga – From November 8 to December 8, 2018

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The National and University Library of Strasbourg (BNU) will hold a free exhibition about Art Nouveau between November 8 to December 8, 2018.

It is a way to promote Art Nouveau amongst the citizens of an Art Nouveau city by itself. An awesome heritage that is becoming more popular for tourists and inhabitants alike. Because of the German occupation of Alsace (1871-1918) more than 6000 buildings have been erected during the period, among those, around 100 in the art nouveau style. This artistic movement lasted in Strasbourg from 1898 to 1908.

Although Riga is the European city with the highest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture, it is still not well known for the citizens of Strasbourg and that’s why the BNU has made this effort to prepare the exhibition.

The exhibition is based on panels loaned by the City of Riga and it will allow the visitors to follow in the footsteps of Art Nouveau in the Latvian capital in all its artistic expressions. Some Art Nouveau treasures from the BNU collections (books, posters, ex-libris, postcards, menus …), selected by the students of the Master of Art History of the University of Strasbourg, will complete this exposure.

You can visit a free exhibition in the BNU, at the level 1 of  the number 6, place of the Republic, Strasbourg, every day. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 19:00 and Sundays from 14:00 to 19:00. It will be closed on the 11th of November.