The Kiss (Lovers) by Gustav Klimt is the most famous Austrian painting and the highlight of the permanent collection at the Upper Belvedere. It shows a couple swathed in richly embellished robes embracing in a meadow of flowers on the brink of a precipice. The painting dates from 1907/08 at the height of Klimt’s “Golden Period” […]
Hans Schabus‘s Cafe Hansi is an independent and functional spatial work of art within the architecture of the mumok building. It is open to visitors every last Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 pm. The idea is to spend some time there, leaving the sober space of the museum behind. When entering this café you […]
The painting was purchased ca. 1800 in Italy, by Adam Jerzy, the son of Princess Izabela Czartoryska, and donated to the Museum in Puławy where it was exhibited in the ‘Gothic House’ from 1809–1830. In Puławy, it was erroneously considered to be a portrait alluding to the beloved mistress of King Francis I of France, […]
The Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation has worked in close collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen to acquire on behalf of the latter institution five works by Anselm Kiefer. The acquisition marks a milestone in the development of the collection. Anselm Kiefer has created a body of work that broke the silence surrounding the German past […]
From the age of the second temple to the Roman conquest, from Ottoman rule and the British mandate until the present day, the exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem investigates the history of a city where daily life, religion, and politics are inextricably interwoven. It includes precious objects and models that are on display for the first time in […]
‘ The National Museum in Kraków has gathered the largest and most valuable collection of works by Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907) — one of the most important, original and appreciated artist from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, who belongs among such artists as Klimt, Mucha and Gaudi; the exhibition comprises of about 900 […]
There is no avoiding Erwin Wurm in 2017. Internationally represented in several major exhibitions, his works are most notably be shown alongside Brigitte Kowanz at the Austrian Pavilion of this year’s Art Biennial in Venice. The Belvedere has been documenting the renowned artist’s work in preparation for the Biennale and, beginning in June, the Belvedere 21 […]
This interactive exhibition reveals to children what happens after archaeologists unearth artifacts, and bring them back to their labs for in-depth analysis. Children take on the role of archaeologists as they search for clues about objects dating from ancient times to the present day.
For the first time in 25 years, the Jewish Museum presents a major new exhibition of its unparalleled collection. Scenes from the Collection transforms the entire third floor with nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, many of which are on view for the first time at the Museum. Art and Jewish objects are shown together, affirming […]
There is no avoiding Erwin Wurm in 2017. Internationally represented in several major exhibitions, his works are most notably be shown alongside Brigitte Kowanz at the Austrian Pavilion of this year’s Art Biennial in Venice. The Belvedere has been documenting the renowned artist’s work in preparation for the Biennale and, beginning in June, the Belvedere […]
For the first time in its history, the museum is able to offer a free taster of its collection – featuring over 1,000 objects. Designer Maker User is an introduction to the history of contemporary design through three interconnected roles – the Designer, the User and the Maker.
In recent years, many special exhibitions on topics in the natural, cultural, and social sciences have repositioned the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum as a museum of man. In 2004 and 2005, the museum gained yet another important dimension for its visitors when the permanent exhibition opened in two stages. Scientific developments, particularly those in reproductive medicine, brain […]