Art for everyone – Art Nouveau in the mail: Thorolf Holmboe and other Norwegian postcard artists as well as postcard from the western world are presented at Jugendstilsenteret in Ålesund.
The Art Nouveau Centre in Ålesund documents the town's unique architectural history with the establishment of Art Nouveau architecture after the great Town Fire of 1904. Experience the fascinating and exciting history that is presented to you through a time machine and multi media shows that portrays the town before and after the fire. Take a stroll through the many rooms in the listed building known as "The Swan Pharmacy", and be mesmerized by the beautiful and authentic décor.
The permanent exhibitions include themes such as "From ashes to Art Nouveau" and " The New Art" and "The Beautiful Art Nouveau Style". The multimedia presentation "Art Nouveau & society" explores the relationship between society, culture and the emergence of art nouveau. The Art Nouveau Centre has also got rooms with temporary exhibitions on loan from other museums.
The Centre is a member of "Rèseau Art Nouveau Network", a European network of Art Nouveau cities, including among others Brussels, Glasgow, Barcelona, Nancy and Vienna. The Art Nouveau Centre has also got a distinct café where you can sit down and enjoy sandwiches, cakes and coffee, and a museum shop with a lovely selection of memorabilia to bring home.