Sinuous Lines: Art Nouveau from the Collection


Bouchelle Changing Gallery
Open July 1 through December 31, 2017

Art Nouveau was a French term given to a movement that dominated European decorative arts in the years c. 1890-1910.  Partly in reaction to the rise of machine-made objects, this elegant style embraced natural, curvilinear lines in subject matter and form as it overtook architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewelry, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils, and lighting, as well as the fine arts.  MOAS has many fine examples of Art Nouveau in graphic art, sculpture, glass, porcelain and brass and these will be showcased in an exhibition outside the Bouchelle Gallery for International Decorative Arts.