A legend in his own lifetime, Alphonse Mucha was globally recognized by 1894 for his posters of actress Sarah Bernhardt, ... More
A legend in his own lifetime, Alphonse Mucha was globally recognized by 1894 for his posters of actress Sarah Bernhardt, which helped popularize the Art Nouveau style. As he rose in prominence he took on a staggering amount of commercial work, and was commissioned to illustrate books and create all manner of product labels. The Mucha Museum contains the artist's famously ornate posters, cookie and champagne labels, stamps, bicycle ads and much more. Photographs and the artist's sketchbooks can also be seen here. Prague is full of Mucha souvenirs, as he was born in the Czech Republic and is one of its most notable artists. Call ahead for more information.
While the museum was amazing, the gift shop is to be skipped. The cashier mislead my husband to believe that what he was buying the 200 czk item he asked for, and then charged him for a similar item that was 1350 czk. When he met me outside of the shop and told me he thought the total was high, we realized the mistake we went right back in to correct it. The evil cashier would not exchange the item, mumbling some crap in Czech as to why, so we were stuck with an expensive item we did not want. As a whole we have encountered a lot of crooks in Prague ripping off tourists, but this was the most outrageous. My advice is when buying expensive items always use a credit card so that the charges can be disputed and also expect all sales to be final.
There is so MUCH to learn about this man! His works are gorgeous, and did you know he actually deigned much of the old Czech currency, and was quite a patriot. It is not a huge museum, but looking at ALL the displays, and watching a REALLY good movie (in English only) talked about an hour to an huor and a half, and is well worth it. I went here one day when I was just on my own in Prague, and found it to be a GREAT little known secret! It is about one block north off the main Wenceslas Square. I like Alfonse Mucha and his work even MORE after visiting here!
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