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Mucha’s Dream: The road to The Slav Epic

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was born in Moravia—part of greater Bohemia, then a province of Austria and currently part of the Czech Republic—and rose to fame as a designer in Paris at the end of the 19th century. He was commissioned to carry out a number of works for the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1900, one of which was a mural for the Bosnia-Herzegovina Pavilion. This mural heightened his desire to serve the people of his native land. Later, he traveled to America, raised funds to make a contribution to his native land, and returned in 1910 to Bohemia and settled there. There he produced The Slav Epic and many other works for his homeland.
This exhibition traces the changes in Mucha’s work subsequent to the Exposition Universelle, focusing on works from the latter part of his painting career when he brought his ideas about Czechia to life. Mucha is famous for the elegant posters of women from his Paris period, but in this exhibition we hope you will enjoy the works in Mucha’s own hand that give a direct sense to his living spirit—not only graphic works, but especially large oil paintings, sculptures, and studies.

Last updated: 12 March, 2019

9 March, 2019 - 30 June, 2019

9:30 am - 5:15 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)

Adults 500 yen / High School and University students 300 yen / Elementary and Junior High School students 100 yen

Sakai Alphonse Mucha Museum (Sakai City Cultural Hall)

1-2-200 Belle Marge Sakai Nibankan, Tadei-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-0014