New Art Nouveau rooms

Since July 6, 2021

 

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107-111 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
www.madparis.fr

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has the first collection of Art Nouveau objects to be assembled in French museums, begun as early as 1889.

The Art Nouveau rooms, which reopened last July, after being completely rethought, now show about 450 objects, almost half of which have been taken out of storage.

Alongside famous names such as Gallé, Majorelle and Guimard, the display includes pioneers of Art Nouveau such as Georges de Feure and Henri Rapin whose interiors are now reinstated.

Glass windows, wallpaper, ceramic, glass, enamels, silverware, and furniture illustrate the radical renewal in the decorative arts at the turn of the century. The spectacular 1900 gallery, a vestige of the Universal Exposition of that year, will continue the tour of the treasures of Art Nouveau in the Musée des Arts décoratifs.

Musée des Arts décoratifs
Art Nouveau rooms

Majorelle room
© MAD, Paris/Christophe Dellière