on July 18, 2001
Alphons Mucha was unbelieveably prolific during his lifetime. His work visually defined the Art Nouveau movement in Europe. Mucha was also a saavy businessman who found no shame in taking commission for commercial use or mass production of his artwork (check out his advertising posters for Moet & Chandon, Job Rolling Papers and Nestle). This collection is lovingly displayed in airy white rooms with lots of room to maneuver and step back. There's also a continuous short film on Mucha's life at the back of the museum and a fine gift shop on the way out. If you are interested in the Art Nouveau movement, this is a must-see.
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