This museum gives a detailed introduction of the artist and different styles of painting. The painting (printing of posters and decorative panels) are quite beautiful. Also, there are some sketches, photographs and other memorabilia of the artist.
There is a 30-minute documentary video on the artist's life and works. It is quite worth to stay and watch.
The museum has one floor only. Thus, I spent 45 minutes for the visit without watching the entire video.
Ticket: 60kc (student), 120kc (adult)
Opening time: 1000-1800 daily
* No photography
* Guide leaflet: 30kc
* Suggested length of visit: 1 hour
A great exhibition of art from the guy that is acknowledged as the inspiratuion to a whole host of french artists at the start of the 20th century.
Extremely famous for painting chocolate box lids... :)
A visit to the Mucha museum should be at the top of the list of attractions for anyone visiting Prague. Downside was that the exhibition area is small - hopefully it will expand into larger premises at some point. There is a 15 minute video presentation of the artist's life plus original posters and paintings as well as studies and sketches. Souvenirs in the shop were expensive.
Open 10.00 - 18.00
The world’s first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world famous Czech art nouveau artist Alfons Mucha (1860 – 1939), was opened to the general public in Prague in 1998. It is located on the ground floor of the recently-reconstructed Kaunitz Palace in the city center.
The museum is divided into 7 section: Decorative Panels; Parisian Posters; Documents Decoratifs; Czech Posters; Paintings; Drawings and pastels; and personal memorabilia of the artist. Some of the exhibits were never seen before as they were preserved at the Mucha family home in Prague. The museum also has its own shop offering an exclusive selection of gifts with Alfons Mucha themes.
I had no clue who Mucha was before going to this museum. Now I can spot a Mucha from a mile. It's filled with his work and has a lot of the great old ads he created. Ads for bicycles, cigarettes and anything else you could paint attractive women in weird enviroments of.
There is a short movie about his life that's in english everyother showing. the museum is not very large. So, don't expect to kill a day here. there is probably an hour worth information. But, it's such a nice museum that it will seem like a lot more.
If you ever like Alfons Mucha.... the Museum at Prague is a place to do not lost!!!
The museum is dedicated to his life and work of one of most world-known Art Noveau artist: Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939).
The museum-house hold a permanent exhibition of over 100 works: paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.
Very very very nice!
March - December daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
January, February daily 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This small museum dedicated to Czech artist Alphonse Mucha is delightful. It's a great way to spend an hour or two and really delve into his life and work. The gift shop also has some of his wonderful prints for sale. I would recommend this museum to both Mucha fans and those who haven't been exposed to his work.
Works of Alfons Mucha (1860 - 1939) - the most famous personality among those who established the art-nouveau style.
Go and visit it, it´s really worth it!
March - December daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
January, February daily 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Prague is a city of Gothic a Baroque buildings and other architectural delights, but don’t forget the Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). Mucha achieved immediate fame in 1894 when he accepted an invitation to create a poster for Sarah Bernhardt, one of the greatest actresses of the time. Mucha was then a relatively unknown artist living in Paris, but then and there “The Mucha Style” was born, which was essential in shaping the Art Nouveau design of the day.
Stop by the Mucha Museum. The collection is pretty small, but it has a great gift shop and a very informative video on the life and times of this great artist. Don't expect to find his epic Slav Cycle here, though - it's in a tiny town in the south of the Czech Republic.
On the left of the School of Tyn you can see yellow palace. It was built in a Romanesque Style, but the facade was modified in the 18th century. Now there is an exhibition of Alfons Mucha.
If you like Art Nouveau style (Jugendstill), do not miss the Mucha Museum - you will find there drawings and paintings of the great Czech artist Alphonse Mucha.