Mucha Museum

Mucha Museum information

Location
Prague , Czech Republic
Address
Panská 7
Telephone
+420 221 451 333
Getting there
Metro: Můstek
More information
www.mucha.cz
Prices
adult/child 240/140Kč
Opening hours
10am-6pm
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This fascinating (and busy) museum features the sensuous art nouveau posters, paintings and decorative panels of Alfons Mucha (1860–1939), as well as many sketches, photographs and other memorabilia. The exhibits include countless artworks showing Mucha’s trademark Slavic maidens with flowing hair and piercing blue eyes, bearing symbolic garlands and linden boughs.

There are also photos of the artist’s Paris studio, one of which shows a trouserless Gaugin playing the harmonium; a powerful canvas entitled Old Woman in Winter; and the original of the 1894 poster of actress Sarah Bernhardt as Giselda, which shot him to international fame. The fascinating 30-minute video documentary about Mucha’s life is well worth watching, and helps to put his achievements in perspective.