Art Nouveau: The Nature of Dreams7 July -6 December 2020
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
Due to restricted numbers in the gallery, we are not able to accommodate group visits at this time
We have made the difficult decision to close this exhibition on 6 December 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19. For those who have pre-booked tickets for the exhibition, there is a window from 2 – 6 December in which you can visit. We will be contacting customers who have booked tickets to rearrange their visit. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please note that we are following government guidelines regarding the opening of our venue and so all dates are subject to change.
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.”