Klimt used the garden house, which was originally built without a first floor, as a studio room and workshop during his final creative period. On the ground floor, the studio has been authentically reconstructed on the basis of contemporaneous descriptions and illustrations. The aim is to convey the atmosphere of his living and working environment and to make the contents tangible.
This is done through the reconstruction of the furnishing of the "reception room" and the "studio" on the basis of photographs by Moritz Nähr and available original samples of objects (e.g. carpet). The other rooms of the studio provide information on models and "clients", who were of importance to Klimt's works from this creative period.
The 6,000 m² garden is an oasis of peace, the architecture of the house particularly exciting: because in the 1920s, the original studio was "overbuilt" with a picturesque villa. Klimt's studio is therefore retained on the inside.
Special exhibition '"Klimt lost"
Klimt is ubiquitous, his artworks world-famous. Little attention is paid to looted art, lost artworks and the stories about collectors, perpetrators and victims. The exhibition at the Klimt Villa asks how we deal with loss, which goes far beyond individual artworks. And it presents the protagonists of those times as well as the lost Klimts from a new angle.