Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Art Nouveau was a movement in the visual arts popular from the early 1890s up to the First World War. It is viewed by some as the first self-conscious attempt to create a modern style. Its influence can be found in painting, sculpture, jewellery, metalwork, glass and ceramics.The drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, the architecture of Victor Horta and Paul Hankar and the poster designs of Alphonse Mucha are some of the most familiar examples of the Art Nouveau style.

Private Group Tours & Talks

We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

View our Private Group Tours & Talks

Shop online

Art Nouveau Fashion (Hardback)

Art Nouveau Fashion (Hardback)

The Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and n…

Buy now

Event - Introducing Art Nouveau Glass

Sat 01 November 2014 11:00

STUDY DAY: Consider, with Eric Knowles and others, the ways in which Art Nouveau glass so perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the movement.

Book online