Egon Schiele, self-portrait with lampion fruits, 1912
© Leopold Museum, Wien

Exhibitions on the theme of the year for 2018: Beauty and the Abyss. Klimt.Schiele.Wagner.Moser.

Leopold Museum 

Egon Schiele. The Jubilee show
February 23, 2018 - March 10, 2019

Paintings, works on paper and numerous archive records (documents, certificates, etc.) highlight the main aspects of Egon Schiele's creativity: his departure from tradition, finding himself as an expressionist artist, breaking taboos, spirituality and transformation as well as the special portrait presentations. The oil paintings and drawings focus on the expressionist years (1910-1914). The works on paper are shown not in their entirety but in three "runs" for restoration reasons. Important loaned items round out the museum's collection.

Gustav Klimt
June 22 - November 4, 2018

The exhibition shows items of the Leopold Museum and the private collection of the Leopold family as well as exhibits of the Klimt Foundation, works of a new permanent loan entrusted to the museum by a descendant of Klimt, as well as international loans. The show presents Klimt's artistic transformation from late Historicism to one of the most important representatives of Vienna Art Nouveau. A special feature is the painting "The Bride", which is exhibited in its own room: Klimt designed his final masterpiece on the basis of numerous drawings and studies, shifting stylistically between Art Nouveau and Expressionism. The unfinished painting is displayed for the first time in the context of relevant working drawings and the artist's sole surviving sketchbook from 1917. The authentic document from the collection of the Klimt Foundation contains not only pencil sketches of now lost or missing Klimt paintings but also illustrates the process behind the creation of this work.

Make me beautiful, Madame d'Ora. The photographer d'Ora 1907-1957
July 13 - October 29, 2018

In the studio called Atelier d'Ora, the greats of the art and fashion world, the aristocracy and politicians of the 20th century stepped in front of the camera. The first artist she photographed was Gustav Klimt in 1908, the last was Pablo Picasso in 1956. In 1907, Dora Kallmus was one of the first women in Vienna to open a photographic studio. Within a matter of a few months, Atelier d'Ora was considered to be the most elegant and best-known address for the artistic portrait, and her shots were found in many newspapers and magazines in Austria and abroad.

Moriz Nähr. Photography and Vienna Modernism
August 24 - October 29, 2018

Moriz Nähr (1859–1945) is considered to be one of the most important innovators of photography in Vienna around 1900. Nähr formed a life-long artistic friendship with Klimt. Numerous portrait shots of Klimt document this. In reverse, Klimt also took inspiration from the motifs of Nähr. Nähr was also the chamber photographer of heir presumptive Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The show presents the different working styles of Nähr: landscape, architecture and portrait photography, "Street Photography" (Naschmarkt scenes) and documentation of the Secession exhibitions.

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

Klimt's Magic Garden. A Virtual Reality Experience by Frederick Baker
February 7 - October 7, 2018

The MAK is focusing on Klimt’s designs for the mosaic frieze - a highlight of its collection - in the dining room of the Stoclet House in Brussels: "Klimt's Magic Garden" is a virtual reality experiment, inspired by Klimt’s masterpieces "Expectation" and "Fulfillment". The virtual reality artist and filmmaker Frederick Baker has used high-resolution digital photographic material to create a fantastic virtual world in which visitors can embark on an interactive filmic journey.

Post-Otto Wagner: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism
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. During the exhibition, the WAGNER:WERK museum in the Austrian Post Savings Bank diagonally opposite the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art will be open to the public again (Mo-Fr 10.00 am to 5.30 pm). There, in Wagner's most important building, the work of the ingenious master builder is vividly depicted.

Koloman Moser. Universal Artist between Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann
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.

Jewish Museum Vienna

The Place to Be. Salons Spaces of emancipation
May 30 – October 14, 2018

What used to go on in Vienna's salons between 1780 and 1930 would best be described nowadays as networking. These spaces of communication, which were usually influenced by their Jewish hostesses, were places of emancipation and empowerment in two ways: for women, who were still excluded from public life, and for the development of a bourgeois, critical, civil society. The exhibition presents the salons of Fanny Arnstein and Josephine Wertheimstein through to the reform salons of Berta Zuckerkandl and Eugenie Schwarzwald as cultivated places of politics and as political places of culture. It makes the services of the salonières for Vienna's cultural, business and political scene tangible. And finally it shows the importance of Viennese salon culture to expelled Viennese Jews in exile and explains how it was not coincidence that it was Hilde Spiel who made this culture "socially acceptable" in Vienna again in the post-war years following her return from exile in England.

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.
March 22, 2018 - Feb 17, 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.

Grillparzerhaus/Austrian State Archives

Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Tractatus Odyssey (100 years of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus)
Oct 16 – Nov 30, 2018

The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is one of the groundbreaking works of philosophical history and is still a challenge today in its uniqueness. Wittgenstein's intention was both a strictly philosophical one and a literary one at the same time. As in poetry, what the philosopher actually wants to say cannot be said – it has to be shown. The complex theory of language developed by Wittgenstein had an enormous influence not only on philosophy but also on literature, music, film, painting, architecture, anthropology and economics.

Ernst Fuchs Museum 

Old Viennese Salon Culture – Dazzling Stage for a Society
Apr 24 – Sept 30, 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
Sep 3 - Dec 21, 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 Sound Museum

Vienna Modernism. A new musical era
22 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.

Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien

Japonismus
October 10, 2018 - January 20, 2019

The exhibition is dedicated to "Japomania", the enthusiasm of the Western world for the aesthetics and imagery of the Far East and its influence on Modernism around 1900. Japonism conquered the whole of Europe from its beginnings in Paris. Starting with the Vienna World Exhibition in 1873, a real hype developed in Vienna around Far Eastern aesthetics, from which Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele also took their inspiration. The show presents works by these two artists as well as works by Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the artists' association "Blauer Reiter" - a total of around 100 exhibits.

Theater Museum

Applications. Koloman Moser and the stage
October 18, 2018 - April 22, 2019

In its anniversary year, the Theatre Museum is dedicated to the previously little known stage creations of the versatile "jack of all trades" Kolo Moser. In addition to the overall show in the MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, theater works will be shown from the intimate cabaret stage to the grand opera set. There is also the opportunity to see the recently acquired stage sets and costume designs for Julius Bittner's opera "Der Bergsee". The premiere of the work designed by Kolo Moser was performed at the Imperial and Royal Court Opera Theater in Vienna on November 9, 1911. Also on display in the exhibition will be Klimt's painting "Nuda Veritas", which comes from the estate of the literary figure Hermann Bahr.

Klimt Villa - Gustav Klimt’s Studio

Klimt lost
May 5 - December 30, 2018

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.

Various locations/Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography

Young Vienna. Nature plus X
March 7, 2018 – April 27, 2019

Coordinated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography, ten exhibitions at different locations in Vienna are making reference to different protagonists of Vienna Modernism. In Café Central the exhibition focuses on the "second living room" of the "Young Vienna" literary circle, in the Metro Kinokulturhaus on the early moving pictures, and in the Sigmund Freud Museum on the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature at the turn of the century. All details, dates, and locations are available at www.gtb.lbg.ac.at (only in German).

Information on the theme of the year for 2018

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
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 5% off , 3€ off
  • 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. The Leopold Museum will remain closed from November 5 to December 5, 2018 for renovations.
  • 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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Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum Wien) Palais Eskeles

Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • 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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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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Grillparzerhaus/Austrian State Archives

Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • 16.Oct.2018 to 30.Nov.2018
    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
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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 €.
    • 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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Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien

Freyung 8, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 1.8.-23.9.2018 daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • daily, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • 24.12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. / 31.12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 01.01: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        Via ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        At "Freyung" underground garage
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special tours for the deaf and hard of hearing.

    • Comments

      All rooms accessible without steps (elevator)

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Theatre Museum

Lobkowitzplatz 2 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • We - Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Presentations, tours and workshops by appointment
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   120  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 130 cm wide and 150 cm low , Door 130 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (by prior arrangement: at least two days ahead of time). Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24–5310).

    • Comments

      Exhibition area on ground floor: with portable ramp placed by staff as required. Intercom system at the main gate (front door or box office), staff will take you to the elevator.

      Seeing-eye dogs permitted (please register at the box office, Tel. +43 1 525 24-3460).

       

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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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