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Lake County Museum Presents 'Mucha: Expanding Art Nouveau'

Exhibition features exclusive Art Nouveau objects from the Lake County Discovery Museum’s Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

 

 

View beautiful and rare Art Nouveau objects by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha at the Lake County Discovery Museum, starting January 26. The exhibition features an exclusive peek at objects from the Curt Teich Postcard Archive’s John High Collection, one of the world’s leading collections of Mucha postcards.

Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) is considered a key figure in the Art Nouveau movement, an art style characterized by delicate colors and organic, sinuous designs, which first gained popularity in the 1880s. The exhibition showcases the range and influence of Mucha’s work through everyday and commercial objects. Magazine covers, decorative tins, folio plates, jewelry, currency, book illustrations and other objects will be on display, along with a replica façade of the Paris shop Mucha designed for jeweler George Fouquet. 

The exhibition runs through Aug. 25.

The Lake County Discovery Museum is located on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road and east of Wauconda in Lakewood Forest Preserve. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors ages 55 and older and students ages 18 to 25, and $2.50 for youth ages four to 17. Children three years and under are free. On Discount Tuesdays, admission is $3 for adults, free for youth 17 years and under. Admission is always free for Museum members. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

This news release was provided by the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

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