The Art of Advertisement: Art Nouveau Posters of the Late 19th Century

April 25, 2024 - October 27, 2024

Exhibit Details

This selection from the VMFA’s collection of Art Nouveau posters highlights the late 19th-century design style, which emphasized beauty in natural forms and movement and was often expressed through flowing, stylized lines and flourishing patterns. The French, Belgian, Viennese, Italian, and American posters on view include works designed by Jules Chéret, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Manual Orazi, Josef Maria Auchentaller, and others. 


Members Reception: Wednesday, April 24th, 

5:30pm-7:30pm with special talk from exhibition Curator, Madeleine E. Dugan. 

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This exhibition was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 


This exhibition is part of the museum’s McGlothlin Exhibition Series. Special funding for it has been provided by Johnston Memorial Hospital and the Rea Charitable Trust.