National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden, located on the National Mall between Third and Ninth Streets at Constitution Avenue, NW, are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge. For general information, call (202) 7374215 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (202) 842-6176 or visit the National Gallery of Art's Web site at





Charles Rennie Mackintosh Scottish, 1868-1928

High-back chair, 1897-1900


136.5 x 56 x 46 cm

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Washington,D.C. - Art Nouveau,1800-1914, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on the
Subject ever organized, will present one of the most innovative and exuberant of all modern art styles and the places where it flourished. More than 350 masterpieces in painting, sculpture, graphics, glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewelry, and architecture will be featured including a Glasgow luncheon room designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Paris Metoropolitan entrance b Hector Guimard, and a double parlor from a Turin villa by Agostino Lauro. The two rooms art among the unique features of the Washington venue.

Gustave Serrurier-Bovy Belgian, 1858-1910

Cabinet-vitrine, 1899

red narra and ash with copper and enamel mounts

248.9 x 213.4 x 63.5 cm

©The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Macklowe

At the National Gallery of Art this vibrant fin-de-siecle era will be celebrated with an overview of highlights from the World's Fair of 1900 in Paris, followed by sections presenting sources of the new style and examples form eight of the cities in which Art Nouveau flourished : Paris, Brussels, Glasgow, Vienna, Munich, Turin, New York and Chicago. The exhibition, on view in the National Gallery of Art, Museum, London, where it is on view through July 30, 2000, in association with the National Gallery of Art. After Washington, the core of the exhibition travels to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, form April 21, 2001 through June 8, 2001.

Fredrick Wnthrop Ramsdell American,1865 - 1915

American Crescent Cycles, 1899

165.1 X 114.3 cm

©Steven Schmidt

"The beginning of this new millennium is an ideal time to present the most complete examination of an innovative international style the that fascinated the world at the turn of the last century," said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, "The Art nouveau style was self-consciously international and American artists and architects in New York, Buffalo, Boston, Cincinnati, and Chicago readily adapted the style. As interpreted by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, the movement in America set the stage for a modernism that in turn had a great influence on progressive art and architecture in the United States, Europe, and Japan."

Tiffany Studios  

American, firm active 1892-1932

Wisteria table lamp, c. 1910

stained glass and bronze

68.6 cm

©Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler


Hector Guimard

French, 1867-1942

Entrance to the Metropolitain, c. 1898

cast iron and bronze

421x370x584 cm

©National Gallery of Art, Washington,

Gift of Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod