Water lilies and reflections of weeping willows
© Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris / The Bridgeman Art Library

Claude Monet in Vienna

Most people are familiar with Claude Monet's water lilies. They are just as famous as van Gogh's sunflowers. Indeed, Monet had a weakness for the popular pond plants. In his garden in the French town of Giverny, Monet (1830-1926) even employed his own gardener just to take care of the water lilies. The paintings of the these aquatic plants can, of course, also be seen in the exhibition "Claude Monet" at the Albertina. A total of 100 paintings, including important loans works from more than 40 international museums and private collections, can be seen in this first comprehensive presentation of Monet's work in Austria for over 20 years.

Master of Light

The French "Master of Light", as Monet was called, was a central pioneer of painting in the 20th century. Monet's light and colors change on the canvas with the constantly changing nature. The element of water runs through his entire oeuvre. The exhibition spans the period from his first pre-impressionist works to his final paintings, which were created in the garden at Giverny. It illuminates Monet's career from Realism via Expressionism to his late works, which paved the way for the beginnings of abstract Expressionism.

Monet Garden in Vienna

What's more, anyone wanting to visit Monet's garden in Giverny won't have to travel very far: At the Kagran School Gardens, there is an "Impressionist Shadow Garden" that resembles Monet's own in Giverny. Water, bridges and water lilies also play a central role here.

Claude Monet

September 21, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Special opening times only for the Monet exhibition:

  • December 26-30, 2018 and January 1-5, 2019: daily from 9.00 am - 9.00 pm
  • December 31, 2018: from 9.00 am - 6.00 pm


Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 2,40€ off
  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Dec 24, 2018: 9 am-2 pm, Dec 31, 2018: 9 am-6 pm
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 260 cm wide and 270 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

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Schulgarten Kagran

Donizettiweg 29, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • April to October
      First Thursday of every month, 10 am – 6 pm
    • July to August
      Monday to Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
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