• Zsolnay; Villeroy and Bach, Meltlach; Keller and Guérin, designed by Ernest Bussière, Double Tulip Vase, ca. 1895; Vase with Iris, n.d.; Floral Vase, ca. 1900. Private collection; Collection of Jefferey Ruda; Private collection.
    Flowers from Fire
    Ceramics and the International Art Nouveau
    June 21, 2020 — September 20, 2020

This exhibition explores the artists and innovations that led to a new international style.

Stephan Ussing (Danish, 1868–1958) for Royal Copenhagen (Danish, 1775–present), Vase with pansies, 1896. Porcelain, h. 15 inches, Collection of Jeffrey Ruda, Collection of Jeffrey Ruda

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During the late 19th century, artistic rebellion against mass production took many forms. In the world of design, shapes reflecting nature and growth, experiments with techniques, and influences from non-European cultures led to the flowering of Art Nouveau. Focusing on ceramics from the United States and Europe, this exhibition explores the artists and innovations that led to a new international style. Learn more on our blog, the Oculus, HERE.

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Zsolnay, Double Tulip Vase, ca. 1895. Ceramic, 13 1/2 (height) in. Private collection

Villeroy and Boch, Mettlach, Vase with Iris, n.d. Ceramic, 11 1/2 (height) in. Collection of Jeffrey Ruda

Keller and Guérin, designed by Ernest Bussière, Floral Vase, ca. 1900. Ceramic, 13 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. Private collection.

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