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Heidi Horten Collection

Vienna's outstanding offering as a city of art now has another extraordinary museum for you to visit. In the heart of Vienna, the Heidi Horten Collection invites you to view one of the highest-quality private collections in Europe. To accommodate it, the Stöcklgebäude, a city center palace located between the Vienna State Opera, Albertina, and Burggarten, was lavishly renovated and transformed in to a modern museum temple.

The Heidi Horten Collection opens on June 3, 2022. The opening exhibition "OPEN" focuses on the architecture of the new museum as well as exciting, selected positions, installations, and sculptures.

Best-of of international art history 

The Austrian billionaire and art patron Heidi Goëss-Horten (born 1941) has been putting together an impressive collection comprising several hundred works since the early 1990s. It is a representative cross-section of art history from classical Modernism to the present day. The collection focuses on numerous proponents of Modernism, Neo-Expressionism, and Pop Art: Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, and many others. A concentrated best-of of international art history.

Goëss-Horten was prompted to found the museum by the big success of the exhibition "Wow!" in 2018. At the time, her collection could be seen at the Leopold Museum.

"There is obviously great interest and curiosity to discover the collection, which cannot be found in this depth in any other Austrian museum and spans more than 100 years of art history. I would like to encourage this interest, especially in young people." (Heidi Goëss-Horten)

The new museum presents the collection in its different facets. Topics inherent to the collection are also addressed through regular special exhibitions. Selected groups of works are presented on the three main levels and in four smaller cabinets on an area of almost 1,500 m². Contemporary artists are also regularly involved. For children and young people, there are special offers such as a creative workshop.

Modern museum in historical walls

On her search for the right location, Heidi Goëss-Horten came across the historic Hanuschhof. The Gründerzeit building is a place with a varied history: The complex of buildings was built in 1862/1863 as an annex to the palace of Archduke Albrecht (the present-day Albertina). It housed a riding school in the courtyard, and from 1914 a chancellery building for Archduke Friedrich. After that, the building was used by several art and cultural institutions, most recently by the Vienna State Opera Museum.

The "metamorphosis" into a modern art temple began in summer 2020. This involved completely gutting the inside of the building and then creating a basement level. The entire façade, which was retained in the historical style, was painstakingly renovated. Special highlights of the Heidi Horten Collection: Staggered, seemingly floating exhibition levels with a self-supporting stainless steel staircase, the connected terrace, and a freely accessible museum forecourt with sculpture garden. The result is a true museum island embedded in a classic Viennese Gründerzeit complex.

Heidi Horten Collection

Hanuschgasse 3
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • We, 11:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Fr - Mo, 11:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Side entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Public disabled parking spaces are currently available near Operngasse 8, Helmut-Zilk-Platz 1, and at Walfischgasse 1 and 6.
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for people with special needs are available on request.

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