Egon Schiele, self-portrait with lampion fruits, 1912

Exhibitions 2018

Lower Belvedere

Klimt is not the end. Awakening in Central Europe

March 22 - August 26, 2018

The end of the First World War and the death of Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser are often interpreted as marking the end of an era, an artistic heyday. The exhibition shows the changes this severe historic cleft actually unleashed, the restrictions it caused, the new perspectives that opened up and the continuities that persisted. This makes it possible see what remained and what changed in the art of the Danube Monarchy and in the newly created nation states. Around 80 works by artists including Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Moser and Egger-Lienz will be shown.

Orangery (Lower Belvedere)

Egon Schiele - Ways of a collection

October 19, 2018 - February 17, 2019

The exhibition deals with every single work of the Belvedere’s Schiele collection and handles aspects such as acquisition, motif and the portrayed person. The paintings are also set against individual preliminary sketches or related works. The show also enables an expanded view of Schiele’s paintings and his method of working by visualizing and discussing the results of the restoration investigations on the Belvedere, which have been ongoing since the autumn of 2016.

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

Post Otto Wagner – From the Austrian Post Savings Bank to the Post-Modern
30 May - 30 September 2018

The exhibition examines the impact of Otto Wagner as the "father of Modernism". This involves looking as much at the context and interactions between Wagner and other protagonists of early Modernism as it does Wagner's influence on contemporaries, pupils and subsequent generations of architects and designers. Starting with the most important works by Otto Wagner, the exhibition presents themed areas in which his lasting impact on the architecture of Modernism and Post-Modernism can be vividly traced.

Koloman Moser
December 19, 2018 – April 22, 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 15 – October 7, 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
February 23 – November 4, 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.
Probably March – September 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.

Stairway to Klimt
February 13 – September 2, 2018

As was previously done for the 150th birthday of the painter in 2012, the "Klimt bridge" will again be installed in the stairway of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in 2018. At a height of 12 meters, visitors have a direct view of, among others, the picture cycle of 13 paintings designed by Klimt, which was created between the pillars and arcades. These so-called spandrel and intercolumnar paintings number among the most important of Gustav Klimt's early works.

Jewish Museum Vienna

Arnstein, Todesco, Zuckerkandl. Hostesses and their Salons between Art and Politics
April 24–September 30, 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. 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)
Oct 15 - Nov 30, 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.

Austrian Friedrich and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation

Vienna 1924. Avant Garde Hotspot
Mar 14 - Jun 1, 2018

The architect, artist, designer and stage designer Friedrich Kiesler (1890-1965) organized an "International Exhibition of New Theatre Technology" which took place in Vienna in 1924. This event brought together everyone who was anyone in the avant garde scene. In keeping with Viennese Modernism’s tradition of the "universal artist", he came up with the "Träger- und Legersystem" for the exhibition, a free-standing construction for presenting objects and pictures. The 2018 show will focus on this unique guest event for the avant garde in Vienna.

House of Music. The Museum of Sound

Vienna Modernism. A new musical era
2 February - 7 October 2018

The exhibition sheds light on this exciting epoch of change from a musical perspective and thus deepens the tried-and-tested exhibition rooms on the "Second Viennese School" and the composer Gustav Mahler. Mahler's symphonies and his idea for a synthesis of the arts announced the arrival of a radical change. It was Arnold Schönberg who revolutionized everything that had gone before with his twelve-tone technique. This special exhibition will deal with him and his contemporaries Alban Berg and Anton von Webern. Listening areas, historic scores and entertaining anecdotes cast light on the new musical age.

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).

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

Rennweg 6, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0 €
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 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.

    • Comments

      Lower Belvedere Shop & Orangerie: no steps

      Orangery entrance: wheelchair access via link corridor from Lower Belvedere to the Orangery, 2 single, paned doors (each 131 cm wide). Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the Orangery.

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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 Vienna City 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
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Elevator to the exhibition rooms.

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Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Free admission on first Sunday of the month
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City 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.

       

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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
      • 4 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.

      4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.

      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).

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Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1€ off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Open daily from June to August
  • 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. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers workshops for people with dementia (Tel. +41 1 525 24-5202)
      Wheelchair users who visit the museum via Burgring 5 can purchase their tickets at the shop in the lobby.

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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 Vienna City 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wittgenstein House Cultural department of the Bulgarian Embassy

Parkgasse 18, 1030 Wien
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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.

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Friedrich Kiesler Foundation

Mariahilferstraße 1b/Top 1, 1060 Wien
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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 Vienna City 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
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours in sign language on request.

    • Comments

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

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Klimt-Villa

Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Th - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 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.

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