Rubens staged his naked Venus at the mirror as an allegory of beauty.
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

Rubens to Makart

2019 is an important memorial year for the principality and the House of Liechtenstein: On 23 January 1719, Emperor Charles VI raised the imperial dominion of Schellenberg and the imperial earldom of Vaduz to the imperial principality of Liechtenstein. Prince Anton Florian I of Liechtenstein thus became the first sovereign. This 300 year-old event is being celebrated with a major exhibition by the Albertina in Vienna, in the city where the family lived until 1938. “Our family not only wants to collect art but also to let the general public partake in these masterpieces. Which is why we are so glad that museums around the world regularly exhibit masterpieces from the Princely Collections,” says His Serene Highness Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein.

From Marcus Aurelius to Venus

In major exhibitions, the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein have showed their treasures in leading museums around the world. But never before have they been accessible in their entirety to the general public in Vienna, especially following the spectacular new acquisitions of the last 15 years. The show at the Albertina thus focuses on works such as Venus by Peter Paul Rubens, the life-size bronze sculpture of Christ in Distress by Adrian de Fries, the recently acquired bronze bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and selected treasures of the world-famous Biedermeier collection. This presentation allows the precious works of the collections and their unique quality to be experienced in a new light.

Rubens to Makart. The Princely Collections

February 15 - June 10, 2019


Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 13% off , 2€ off
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
  • 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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