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Alfons Mucha Exhibition

The Alfons Mucha Exhibition is housed in an early-renaissance corner building, the oldest in the Ivančice square. Alfons Mucha was born in 1860 in the rear section of the house. The building served as a town hall until 1850, and later as the seat of the District Court. It went through an extensive reconstruction in 1992–2002.

The exhibition is entitled “Ivančice-Born Alfons Mucha 1860–1939” and points out the artist’s life-long relationship with his native town. Exhibits are divided into four rooms. The largest room contains Mucha’s paintings and prints, especially studies of nudes, large sketches for The Slav Epic and templates for the stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague.Documents and photographs concerning Mucha’s life can be seen in a room dominated by a bronze bust of the artist, alongside Mucha’s personal belongings and copies of documents. The room with a display of Mucha’s correspondence best captures his close contact with his native town. It features the artist’s early work and paintings created in his youth such as portraits, the tower of the Ivančice church, the title page of the local parish register, and also the first Czechoslovak stamps that he designed. The last room devoted to photographs contains 63 photos taken by Mucha and used as templates for his work.

The ground floor houses the Ivančice Culture and Information Centre, as well as an exhibition dedicated to another famous person born in the town, actor Vladimír Menšík.

Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Bohumil Zimmermann
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda
Alfons Mucha Exhibition © Jan Sucharda