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Exhibitions 2018

Lower Belvedere

Austria-Hungary 1918
March–August 2018

The final decade of the monarchy marked the dawn of the Modernist era in the Austro-Hungarian empire. This exhibition looks at the exciting artistic advances of this period. Viennese greats such as Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) and Egon Schiele (1890–1918) are presented in dialog with a variety of figures including leading Czech cubists, painters in the Hungarian Nyolcak group, representatives of Slovenia’s Sava group and many others. The various exhibits shed light on the parallels, divergences and interchange between the work being produced by artists across the multicultural Habsburg Empire.

Egon Schiele at the Belvedere
June – September 2018

In this show, the Belvedere is giving pride of place to its extensive collection of oil paintings by Egon Schiele. Each work is given additional context by sketches, related pieces, artworks by the artist’s contemporaries, archive material and photographs. The exhibition will raise the public profile of the Belvedere’s impressive Schiele collection, which includes several pieces that were acquired during the artist’s lifetime.

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

Koloman Moser
December 2018 – April 2019

The Wiener Werkstätte archives, built up by the community of the same name established by Koloman Moser (1868–1918), Josef Hoffmann and Fritz Waerndorfer in 1903, are now owned by the MAK. The aim of this internationally respected group was to bring art into all areas of human existence. Moser, who worked as a painter, graphic artist and craftsman for Wiener Werkstätte until 1907, also taught at the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule school between 1899 and 1918. This exhibition highlights his extensive output.

Wien Museum 

Otto Wagner
March – September 2018

To mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Otto Wagner (1841–1918), the Wien Museum is dedicating the first major exhibition to this “world capital architect” to be staged for more than 50 years. It presents Wagner’s oeuvre within the context of his contemporaries and detractors, while also looking at the wider cultural, artistic and political environment of his day. Selected pieces from the Wien Museum’s collection – including precious sketches, models, items of furniture, paintings and personal effects – also reflect his international reach.

Leopold Museum 

Egon Schiele. Expression and Lyricism
from March 2018

On the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death a group of his paintings and graphic artworks will be presented for the first time in a dialog with various handwritten pieces and poems, as well as documents, photographs and other objects from his life. This approach allows the exhibition to look at his personal experience and lyrical talent from a fresh vantage point. The contemporary pieces displayed in parallel reflect on Schiele’s oeuvre from a modern-day perspective. In line with the year’s thematic focus, the Leopold Museum will also be showing works on paper from its extensive repository of graphic works by Klimt alongside various sheets by Koloman Moser.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

The naked Truth. Klimt confronted.
February – May 2018

Gustav Klimt’s painting Nuda Veritas thematizes the truthfulness of art. A tug-of-war between impudence and nakedness, and self-confident confrontation and unprotected vulnerability, it has come to symbolize artistic identity. The work also challenges the beholder with uncompromising openness: the mirror held up by the “naked truth” was a programmatic statement. The exhibition presents Klimt’s Nuda Veritas alongside other epitomic representations of self-perception.

Secession 

Vienna Secession – Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and the Art of their Time
March – October 2018

Koloman Moser’s Wreath Bearers frieze was a central feature of the Secession’s architecture. His row of dancing girls provided an important counterpart to the entwined laurels found on the building’s famous gilt dome and exterior wall. The lost plaster relief that once adorned the back of the Secession will be reconstructed to provide one of the highlights of the exhibition. In addition to materials used to reconstruct the Wreath Bearers, works and documents dating back to the breakaway collective’s early days will be on show. Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze is on permanent display.

Jewish Museum Vienna

Arnstein, Todesco, Zuckerkandl. Hostesses and their Salons between Art and Politics
April–October 2018

In days gone by, networking in Vienna took place in salons. As the hostess, the lady of the house would bring people together. This exhibition presents the Viennese salon as a hotbed of cultivated political discourse and a political center of culture, while illustrating the primarily Jewish hostesses’ contribution to the capital’s cultural, commercial and political life. It also examines the demise of salon culture, which began in the final years of the monarchy. Fanny von Arnstein, Sophie von Todesco, Berta Zuckerkandl and Hilde Spiel were among the leading salon hostesses of their time.

Arnold Schönberg Center

Arnold Schoenberg and Young Vienna
March 14–June 29, 2018

Café Griensteidl was a popular haunt of artists and intellectuals in 1890s Vienna. A young Schönberg was among its patrons. The central figures that frequented the café came from the Jung- Wien literary circle headed by Peter Altenberg, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Arthur Schnitzler and Felix Salten. Hermann Bahr acted as a mentor to the group. The exhibition looks at Schönberg’s Jung-Wien connections and his role as a key figure in – and beyond – the world of music.

Imperial Furniture Collection

Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos and Furniture design in Viennese Modernism. Artists, Patrons and Producers.
March 21 – October 7, 2018

This exhibition presents the work of the leading architects of Viennese Modernism – Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos and Josef Hoffmann – as interior designers and furniture designers and their differing approaches to the two disciplines. Another part of the show looks at the manufacturers behind the furniture and interiors, such as Portois & Fix and Gebrüder Thonet as well as their often high-profile patrons (such as Berta Zuckerkandl). Large-format architecture photos by Walter Zednicek show key buildings of Viennese Modernism.

Literature Museum

Berg, Wittgenstein, Zuckerkandl. Three leading Figures of Viennese Modernism.
April 2018 – February 2019

A prominent salonnière and publicist, Berta Zuckerkandl was friends with numerous artists. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work influenced the philosophers and writers of his day. And Alban Berg’s musical interpretations of Peter Altenberg’s texts brought him fame – and notoriety. This exhibition takes an in-depth look at these three individuals and their networks, revealing the clear links between the worlds of literature, art, music, architecture and philosophy.

Bulgarian Cultural Institute / Wittgenstein House

Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Tractatus Odyssey (100 years of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus)
Mid-October to end of November 2018

In August 1918 Ludwig Wittgenstein dictated the final version of his landmark philosophical treatise, which was published under the title of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The work achieved international recognition and inspired countless literary, musical, artistic, architectural and film works. This exhibition at the Wittgenstein House – owned by the Bulgarian state since 1975 and home of the Bulgarian Cultural Institute – will shed light on the philosopher’s life using contemporary documentation and look at the origins of his treatise and its influence on twentieth and twenty-first century culture.

Ernst Fuchs Museum 

Old Viennese Salon Culture – Dazzling Stage for a Society
June – September 2018
The history of the Viennese salon provides ample food for thought in a new exhibition hosted in the beautifully preserved Art Nouveau villa once owned by Otto Wagner. It paints a detailed portrait of the era using a blend of cultural, political and sociological components. Another focus is on the stories behind some of the era’s leading personalities.

Klimt Villa - Gustav Klimt’s Studio

The ground floor of the Villa used by Klimt as a studio between 1911 and 1918 features a reconstruction of the original furnishings and various media related to Klimt’s work. In all, around 50 oil paintings and hundreds of sketches were created here. The Klimt Villa is the only surviving original studio used by the artist in Vienna. Events and tours in 2018: Gustav Klimt, Life and Work; International Art Nouveau; Japonism; Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge; Hietzing – Artist’s Addresses, Architecture, Vienna around 1900; and many others. (Dates on request and on the website).

House of Music. The Museum of Sound

From traditional Viennese classical Music to the second Viennese School

The musical age of Viennese Modernism is brought to life in exhibition rooms given over to Gustav Mahler (1860 –1911) and Arnold Schönberg (1874 –1951). Traditional classical music reaches its climax in Mahler’s work, before the Second Viennese School led by Arnold Schönberg, Anton Webern and Alban Berg breaks with established conventions, heralding the dawn of a new era.

Lower Belvedere, Orangery (Belvedere - Unteres Belvedere & Orangerie)

Rennweg 6, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

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

    • Main entrance
      • ( Door  90  cm  wide )
        Rennweg 6
      • Ramp 600  cm  long , 200  cm  high
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 90 cm low
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for groups in Austrian sign language and for the visually impaired (tactile tours).
      Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts (3 Euro each).

    • Comments

      Lower Belvedere Shop: no steps

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

Stubenring 5 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Every Tuesday: MAK NITE with free admission from 6 pm - 10 pm
    • Your benefit with the The official Vienna Card: Special offer
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 22:00
    • We - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        at the staff entrance Weiskirchnerstrasse
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Elevator to the exhibition rooms.

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Free admission on first Sunday of the month
    • Your benefit with the The official Vienna Card: 3€ off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
    • closed Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   179  cm  wide )
        via ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        directly behind the museum (Maderstrasse), access to the museum: no steps
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair for rental, seats available. Permanent exhibition tours for visually impaired visitors by prior arrangement (Tel. +43 1 505 87 47-85 180). Overview map in large print available.

    • Comments

      The exhibition area is accessible via elevator (orientation with Braille) and deducible with the wheelchair.

       

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open daily from June to August.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 10 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Open daily from June to August and September
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors   300  cm  wide )
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        on Burgring 5
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 150 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 99 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).
      Guided tours for visitors with special needs as well as tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202). Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection of the painting gallery, selected objects of the Kunstkammer, the Egyptian-Oriental collection and the collection of antiquities are available to the blind and visually impaired as castings for touching. A brochure with image descriptions of this in Braille is available. Free admission for blind and visually impaired visitors with one escort.

Secession

Friedrichstraße 12 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 13 Steps
    • Side entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors 120 cm wide )
        reachable via exterior elevator
    • Elevator available
      • 80 cm wide and 105 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Main exhibition rooms accessible by elevator. Access to all exhibition rooms: elevator. Elevator: door width: 80 cm, cabin depth: 105 cm, cabin width: 80 cm. Beethoven Frieze: 15 steps (escort required). Drawing Room: 24 steps.

       

Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum Wien) Palais Eskeles

Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €10,00
    • Tickets offer admission to the Judenplatz Museum and Jewish Museum on Dorotheergasse
    • Your benefit with the The official Vienna Card: 2€ off
  • Opening times

    • Su - Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   162  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 110 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for visitors with special needs on request.
      Discounted admission for people with disabilities 8 Euro (1 companion free) and people with social pass/mobility pass (photographic ID required).

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and to café: no steps.

Arnold Schönberg Center

Zaunergasse 1-3, 1030 Wien
  • Comments

    • Entrance to Zaunergasse 1

  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors )
    • Elevator available
      • 162 cm wide and 162 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps.

Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection

Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   180  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 160 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Seeing-eye dogs permitted. Guided group tours for wheelchair users on request.

    • Comments

      All areas accessible via elevator. Elevator 3rd-5th floor.
      Lifting platform to the first floor: door width: 83 cm, cabin depth: 117 cm, cabin width: 75 cm. Access to the restaurant / café: no steps.

Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library

Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • June - September, also on Mondays from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • 125 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Access to the exhibitions rooms in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors as well as to cloakroom in basement with elevator. Tours for people with disabilities and special needs on request.

Wittgenstein House Cultural department of the Bulgarian Embassy

Parkgasse 18, 1030 Wien

Ernst Fuchs Museum in the Otto Wagner Villa I

Hüttelbergstraße 26 , 1140 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 16:00
    • only by appointment Mo
    • Guided tours daily, special guided tours by appointment
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 3 Steps (Swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Comments

      Inside the building: 6 steps. Roman bath on first floor reached via stairs, museum not suitable for wheelchair users.

Klimt-Villa

Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Th - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Mon-Wed, hols only with advanced reservations
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to the exhibition is wheelchair-accessible, the rooms also have few barriers. The entire garden is wheelchair-accessible.

House of Music (Haus der Musik) The Sound Museum

Seilerstätte 30 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €13
    • Children (0 to 3 years)  €0
    • Children (4 to 11 years)  €6
    • Family   €29
    • "Night Ticket" (8 - 10 p.m.): 6,50 €. Combination ticket House of Music & Mozarthaus Vienna: 18 €. Ticket "Museumsmelange": pick 2 out of 4 museums (Mozarthaus Vienna, KunstHausWien, Vienna Jewish Museum, House of Music) for 18 €
    • Your benefit with the The official Vienna Card: 4€ off
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 22:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors )
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and café: no steps (via elevator).

 

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