Art Nouveau: The Nature of Dreams7 July -3 January 2021
Tickets: £8.00 or FREE for Members and UEA and Student Members
50% for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets must be pre-booked before arrival. Your time slot indicates the time you need to arrive at the Centre
To ensure visitor safety, you are required to wear a face covering
There is restricted access to wheelchair users on the Mezzanine Gallery, see below for details
Due to restricted numbers in the gallery, we are not able to accommodate group visits at this time
There is restricted access to wheelchair users on the Mezzanine Gallery*
This exhibition examines the spectacular, and controversial vision of art practice that raged across the Western world from the end of the 19th century: Art Nouveau.
The role of nature is another key focus of the exhibition. The common theme of translating plants into patterns is explored as a defining feature of the modern style. Art and objects represent Art Nouveau from different countries, where it appeared characterised as flowing, tensile line, and dramatic movement, or by organic imagery combined with an informal geometry.
Artists and designers include René Lalique, William Morris, Alphonse Mucha and Gabriel Dante Rossetti.
The exhibition is curated by Professor Paul Greenhalgh. It contains over 150 works of varying sizes, and is accompanied by a substantial catalogue.
– Click here to download a large print guide for the exhibition.
*Please note: The Sainsbury Centre is accessible to disabled visitors including those with limited mobility and those accompanying them, with the exception of the Mezzanine Gallery where this exhibition is displayed.
The Sainsbury Centre is a Grade II* Listed building. Due to Fire Safety regulations, we regret we are unable to allow visitors access to the Mezzanine Gallery who are unable to independently navigate the steep spiral staircase in the event of an evacuation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A short film is available to view in the Centre and online for those unable to visit the exhibition in person.
“A dazzling selection of ceramic, furniture, glass, jewellery, paintings, posters and prints, sculpture, and textiles will be on display, featuring interpretations of nature and the creation of a modern style.”