Current blockbuster exhibitions in Vienna
Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse...
February 3 – May 29, 2023, Lower Belvedere
Who inspired Gustav Klimt? A spectacular exhibition project shows the superstar of Vienna Modernism in a whole new light. Klimt meets his most important artistic contemporaries in the Lower Belvedere – Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and many others. Special highlight: His painting "Water Serpents II" is visiting Austria again for the first time in almost 60 years. To mark the 300th anniversary of the Upper Belvedere, the special exhibition The Belvedere. 300 Years a Place of Art is also on. It illuminates the history of this unique cultural institution in detail.
Dürer, Munch, Miró – The Great Masters of Printmaking
January 27 – May 14, 2023, Albertina
Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst – The Revolution in Printmaking
February 24 – July 23, 2023, Albertina modern
The Albertina celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It was reopened in 2003 following extensive renovations. The event will be celebrated with an unusual exhibition duo – for the first time in parallel in the main building and in the annex Albertina modern. Museum visitors can look forward to an impressive cross-section through six centuries of prints. Compiled from its own holdings, the museum houses one of the most important graphic collections in the world, with over one million drawings and prints. The old masters of printmaking can be seen in the Albertina, and key works post-1945 in the Albertina modern.
Georg Baselitz. Naked Masters
March 7 – June 25, 2023, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
This spring, old meets new at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (KHM): Georg Baselitz invites you to a discussion of his work with the old masters from the world-famous KHM picture gallery. The highly respected German artist, who celebrated his 85th birthday in January, compares 75 of his works with 40 of the museum's masterpieces. Baselitz himself selected the artworks. All combine a central motif: Nudity.
Amazing. The Würth Collection
April 5 – September 10, Leopold Museum
Spring in Vienna turns out to be a real festival of joy for lovers of classical modernism and contemporary art. For the first time in Austria, the Leopold Museum shows around 200 works from the German Würth Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world. Under the motto "Amazing", 100 years of art history await visitors, concentrated on two exhibition levels. With top-class works by Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, and many others. Starts April 5!
Kiki Kogelnik. Now is the Time
Bank Austria Kunstforum, February 2 – June 25, 2023
She is considered to be the only Austrian representative of pop art: Kiki Kogelnik (1935-1997). The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien presents the most extensive solo exhibition of Kogelnik's work this spring. Around 180 works are on exhibit. The colorful, often quirky aesthetics and design language make Kogelnik's œuvre unique and are frequently the subject of discussion, both in Austria and abroad. The exhibition depicts her broad artistic range: Abstract painting, sculptures, drawings, and ceramics, through to performances.
You can find further information on current exhibitions in Vienna and an overview of the Viennese art hotspots in the "Museums & Exhibitions" section