Explore the exhibitions

Read stories about acclaimed fashion designers from Elsa Schiaparelli to Christian Dior to Cristobal Balenciaga.

Explore photographs of the fruit of labour of farmers, inventors, craftsmen and factory workers.

Discover World War I artists and soldiers and their painting, drawing, sculpture on the Western Front.

Trace the journeys of Finnish artists from the 1880s to the 1930s, across north Africa and the Middle East to New York and New Mexico.

See how sound can be created, explored and measured using mechanics, and how acoustic instruments have influenced mechanical ones.

Learn how the medium of photography was used to capture crowds on film in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Discover first sound recordings of Pygmy music collected by the French ethnomusicologist Gilbert Rouget.

Learn how soldiers after World War I rehabilitate and reintegrate into society, overcoming physical and mental consequences of service.

Go back in time to the factories, cities and workshops of the early 20th century thanks to fascinating industrial photos.

See how fashion uses its own past to constantly rewrite its history by comparing garments from the past with outfits by contemporary designers.

Explore this exhibition about Art Nouveau history, important artists and artworks in glass, ceramics, jewellery architecture and advertising.

Discover the cities of Southeastern Europe presented on the collection of vintage postcards showcasing their heritage.

Take a look into a daily life of German artillery officer, Max Kranz, and other men from Hatzenport during World War I.

Read the story of monumental never-completed equestrian bronze - one of the most audacious project of the Italian Renaissance.

In the final chapter of Faces of Europe, we’ll see how artists deployed avant-garde styles in the genres of portraiture, landscape and folk art, on a path to total abstraction.

In this chapter we survey European art after the Industrial Revolution, examining realism, the status of female artists, and new directions at the end of the 19th century.

In the fifth chapter of Faces of Europe, we learn about fine art academies and about artists who worked outside of them and pursued artistic directions of their own.

In this chapter, we discover how artists across Europe expressed themselves through landscape painting, at home and abroad.

In the third chapter of Faces of Europe, we discover how artists across Europe depicted wars for vanishing kingdoms and recorded revolutionary events that changed the course of history.

In the second chapter of Faces of Europe, we explore the dramatic art of the Baroque, examine portraiture and patronage, and learn how artists reflected the ideas of the Enlightenment.