Paris at the end of the century

The Montmarte entertainment district, with its opulent nightly shows and the spinning vanes of the Moulin Rouge; new technologies and cultural assets from around the globe, displayed at the world’s fairs (expositions universelles); colorful posters decorating the streets of Paris—The Industrial Revolution and modern urbanization had transformed daily life, and Parisians lauded the age as the Belle Époque (the beautiful age). But while some of them were drunk on prosperity, others felt anxious about prospects for the future. Then, even as advances in scientific technology explained phenomena that had been shrouded in mystery, certain artists appeared, and their interest was in the inner, unseen world. Here we present works of Alphonse Mucha and his contemporaries active in the Paris of the fin de siècle, a complex world that cannot be understood from just one perspective. We are also pleased to present posters from the beginning of the 20th century, with fresh designs distinguishing them from the Art Nouveau works that decorated late 19th century Paris.

Last updated: 16 October, 2019
Date 19 October, 2019 - 1 March, 2020
Time 9:30 am - 5:15 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Price Adults 510 yen / High School and University students 310 yen / Elementary and Junior High School students 100 yen
Venue Sakai Alphonse Mucha Museum (Sakai City Cultural Hall)
1-2-200 Belle Marge Sakai Nibankan, Tadei-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-0014