Dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha (1860-1939) it can be found in the Baroque Kaunický Palace. A collection of over 100 exhibits includes; Mucha’s trademark Slavic maidens with flowing hair and piercing blue eyes, bearing symbolic garlands and linden boughs, paintings, …Read More »
Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a well-known art nouveau master. He started his career in 1887 as a set painter and decorator in Paris and Vienna. Mucha become famous when he designed posters for the French actress, Sarah Bernhardt. Mucha produced a flurry of paintings, posters, advertisements and book illustrations, as well as designs for jewellery, carpets, wallpaper and theatre sets in what was initially called ‘the Mucha style’ but became known as art nouveau. The 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris spread the Mucha style internationally. He decorated the Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion and collaborated in the Austrian one. His art nouveau style was often imitated.
This small museum features his work of wonderful illustrations, paintings, drawings, lithographs, pastels, sculptures, photographs and personal memorabilia. There is also a small gift shop selling souvenirs and stunning poster reproductions. Museum is located at the Kaunitz Palace in the historical center of Prague.
Location: Panska 7 (Kaunicky Palac), New Town; Directions: Metro Line A or B to Mustek stop
Open: 10am-6pm daily
Admission: 120 CZK
Phone: +420-224 216 415