Apprenticeship of a Genius
Hans Makart, the most important painter of the Vienna Ringstrassen Era, invited the student Klimt in 1879 to participate in the legendary gala parade on the occasion of the silver anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth ("Sissi").
Today, one can see nine wonderful design sketches, created by Gustav Klimt from 1905 to 1909 for the mosaic frieze at the Brussels Palais Stoclet. The Palais Stoclet is considered the most important work by the art nouveau architect Josef Hoffmann. Together with a number of Viennese art nouveau artists and craftsmen of the Wiener Werkstätte, Hoffmann created this unique work of art from 1905 to 1911 as a commission by Adolphe Stoclet.
The MAK provides fascinating insights into the wealth of ideas and forms as well as the esthetic power of Viennese art nouveau and Art Deco. Since 1955, the museum has owned the archives of the Wiener Werkstätte and continuously exhibits furniture, metal and leather works, fashion and tapestries, books, ceramics, glass as well as objects of daily life by such artists as Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser (nur ein N, auch im Deutschen) and Dagobert Peche. At the MAK Shop, you can buy decorative reproductions of Klimt’s sketches for the Stoclet Frieze.
Other stations of the Klimt Walk:
- A Klimt Walk through Vienna
- Klimt at the "Burgtheater"
- Ceiling painting by Klimt
- Klimt's Beethoven Frieze
- Art in Passing: Karlsplatz
- The Leopold Museum
- A Kiss makes History
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary ArtStubenring 5 , 1010 Wien
- Young people under 19 €0
- Every Tuesday: MAK NITE with free admission from 6 pm - 10 pm
Your benefit with the Vienna Card:
Saving of € 2,40
The MAK shows its collection in galleries designed by contemporary artists. Exhibits include contemporary art, MAK DESIGN LAB, decorative arts of the Biedermeier period, bentwood furniture (Michael Thonet), Wiener Werkstätte, Klimt’s drawings for the Stoclet Frieze, Frankfurter Küche, Bohemian and Venetian glassware, carpets from imperial residences and Asian art. Tues 10–22, Wed–Sun 10–18, € 7.50 instead of € 9.90. Prices subject to change! Free admission on Tuesdays 18–22. Spend € 15 or more at the MAK Design Shop and get 5 % off selected designerware, jewelry and unconventional gifts.
- Tu, 10:00 - 22:00
- We - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
at the staff entrance Weiskirchnerstrasse
- no steps
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Elevator to the exhibition rooms.
- Side entrance