Art Deco to Edwardian from Madrid to Adelaide



8 June-5 September

Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco/Art Deco Paris; Museum of Metropolitan Art, New York

Art Deco has been enjoying something of a renaissance recently, and the Met has two exhibitions dedicated to the style running concurrently this June. Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco displays the works of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933), one of the most celebrated designers of the Art Deco period. On display will be a considerable collection of his works, including furniture, textiles and accessories, much of which is on loan from private collections. The Art Deco Paris exhibition will showcase the work of other notable 1920s Parisian designers such as Georges Fouquet and Jeanne Lanvin, and will include, among other things, fashion and bookbinding. Opens daily 9.30am-5.15pm (to 8.45pm on Fridays and Saturdays); closed Mondays. Suggested admission $12 (£7.50) for adults, free for children under 12. For details: 001 212 535 7710;


26 June-5 September

Anders Zorn and Contemporary Nordic Art; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

The Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is the subject of the Arken Museum's summer exhibition. His paintings feature both everyday figures (in particular, nudes) from his hometown of Dalarna, as well as portraits of international figures - Zorn was commissioned to paint the portraits of several American presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. This exhibition juxtaposes a selection of his paintings with the work of contemporary Nordic artists such as Peter Johansson and Annika von Hausswolff, both also from Sweden. Open Tuesdays-Sundays 10am-5pm (to 9pm on Wednesdays); closed Mondays. Admission Dkr70 (£6.40) adults, and Dkr30 (£2.70) children aged five-15. For details: 00 45 43 54 02 22;


9 July-12 September

The Edwardians: Secrets and Desires; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Works by Edwardian artists, including James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent, will grace the walls of the Art Gallery of South Australia, and will be complemented by works by their Australian contemporaries, such as E Phillips Fox and Rupert Bunny. Their paintings evoke everyday life, from the affluent to the working class, at the turn of the 20th century in Europe and beyond. The exhibition also explores to what degree the work of the Australian painters was influenced by their travels to Europe, and how they perceived Australia in relation to the rest of the world on their return home. Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission free. For details: 00 61 8 8207 7000;


24 August-18 November

Karin Schneider and Nicolas Guagnini; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San José

This exhibition focuses on the work of the Brazilian Schneider and the Argentine Guagnini, who together founded the independent and experimental film company, Union Gaucha Productions in 1997. The exhibition brings together examples of their own work, and works by Latin American experimental film producers, directors and artists who have been influenced by them.

A variety of different media feature in the exhibition, including video art, painting, sculpture and photography. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-5pm, closed Sundays and Mondays.

Admission is 600 colon (£0.80) for adults, free for children. For details: 00 506 257 9370;


9 June-4 October

Six Leading Sculptors and the Human Figure; National Gallery, Athens

As part of the cultural celebrations taking place in Greece this year to mark the return of the Olympic Games to their home, the country's National Gallery will be staging this major exhibition, featuring the work of six sculptural masters: Auguste Rodin, Antoine Bourdelle, Alberto Giacometti, Constantin Brancusi, Aristide Maillol, and our very own Henry Moore. The exhibition explores how these artists have represented the human form and how their work has been influenced by both ancient and modern art. Open Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-3pm and 6pm-9pm; Thursdays-Saturdays 9am-3pm; and Sundays 10am-2pm; closed Tuesdays. Admission is €6 (£4.30) for adults, free for children. For details: 00 30 210 721 1010;


22 June-26 September

The Graphoscope: A Century of Looking at the Museo del Prado 1819-1920; Prado Museum, Madrid

Take a historic journey through one of the world's most famous art institutions, during a retrospective of the first 100 years of its history. The curators have brought together previously unpublished photographs, lithographs and plans documenting past collections and exhibitions. The focal point is a restored 10m-long photograph of the Central Gallery, made up of 72 separate shots. It was assembled by the French photographer J Laurent between 1882 and 1885, and gives a fantastic insight into the early stages of the museum before its expansion in 1913. Open daily except Monday, 9am-6.30pm. Admission is €3 (£2.10) for adults, and is free for under-18s, and for everyone on Sundays. For details: 00 34 913 302 800; http://