Culture in Vienna


Permanent Exhibition

Under the title “Monet to Picasso”, the Albertina exhibits its vast holdings of paintings from the period of Modernism, which are primarily made up of works from the Batliner Collection. The epochs covered by this reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection range from Impressionism and Fauvism to German Expressionism, the Bauhaus, and the Russian avant-garde; the presentation concludes with works by Picasso.

ALEX KATZ. Drawings, Cardboards, Paintings

28 May 2014 - 14 September 2014
Alex Katz ranks among today’s most important US artists. He has been considered the key figure of a self-reflective US tradition of painting characterized by a unison of rationality, sensuality, and abstraction. Turning them into icons, as it were, the artist renders ostensibly passionless motifs from the New York intellectual scene and art world as well as the well-off leisure-oriented society in monumental formats. Another emphasis lies on the depiction of idyllic landscapes of Maine, in the Northeast of the United States, which radiate both immediacy and an air of aloofness.

Leopold Museum

EGON SCHIELE (Permanent Exhibition)

With 41 paintings and 188 works on paper the Leopold Museum is the largest and most prominent collection with works of Egon Schiele worldwide.
© Leopold Museum

GUSTAV KLIMT (Permanent Exhibition)

Gustav Klimt (1862 Vienna – Vienna 1918) is the greatest and most impressive person of the Austrian art at around 1900.
© Leopold Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Picture Gallery

The Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum developed from the art collections of the House of Habsburg. Today it is one of the largest and most important of its kind in the world.
©Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien

The Secular Treasury offers a unique panorama covering over a millennium of European history. This is the home of the most important collection of medieval royal objects: the insignia and jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, including the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance. Further highlights include the Crown of Emperor Rudolf II. (which later on became Crown of the Austrian Empire), as well as the vestments and other precious items of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Exceedingly valuable gems, including one of the world's largest emeralds, bear witness to the Habsburgs’ former degree of power.

©KHM mit MVK und ÖTM

Haus der Musik

Sound Museum

HAUS DER MUSIK is an interactive discovery museum located in the heart of Vienna's first district nestled between St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera. A host of interactive installations playfully communicate openness to new things, understanding and enthusiasm in approaching music.

24th Film Festival on Rathausplatz

From 28 June to 31 August 2014, 50 outstanding music and theatre productions will be screened on an open-air video wall in front of Vienna City Hall. Admission is free, and food stalls will serve delicious international food and drinks.

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