Rubens to Makart – Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections

Albertina, from 16. February 2019

Works ranging from the painting Venus by Peter Paul Rubens to the life-sized bronze sculpture of Christ in Distress by Adriaen de Vries and the recently acquired Bronze Bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, as well as selected artistic treasures from the family’s world-famous collection of Biedermeier works, will stand at the center of this presentation.

City links. Vienna – Bratislava
Technisches Museum

How are cities linked up? Vienna Technical Museum is answering this question by examining two historic public transport lines, both of which form part of transport infrastructure still in use today: Otto Wagner’s Wiener Stadtbahn metropolitan railway and the “Pressburger Elektrische” Vienna-Bratislava electric railway.


The Eye of Brazil. Kurt Klagsbrunn

Jewish Museum Dorotheergasse, 05 Dec 2018 to 19 May 2019

The photographer Kurt Klagsbrunn, born in Vienna in 1918, captured modern life in Brazil from 1939 until the 1970s. He photographed the parties of the wealthy and the leisure activities of the common people.

 

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City of Women

Female Artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938

Lower Belvedere, 25 January 2019 to 19 May 2019

Today, hardly anyone knows who they were, even though they made a part of art history: artists such as Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke, and Erika Giovanna Klien contributed significantly to Viennese Modernism and artistic trends that manifested after the First World War. To commemorate these artists, their art, and their emancipatory achievements, a retrospective has now been staged in the Lower Belvedere.
The exhibition expands the view of Viennese Modernism and focuses on those women who actively helped shape the art scene at the beginning of the twentieth century.
By establishing their own artists’ associations, they were able to network and become active in the art scene.
 

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Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures
KHM, till 28.April 2019

The third instalment of the series, has been selected and curated by the filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, the writer and illustrator Juman Malouf. With assistancefrom the museum’s staff of curators and conservators, Anderson and Malouf have assembled more than 400 objects drawn from all fourteen of the museum’s historical collections. Among them are Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Old Master paintings, selections from the Kunstkammer and the Imperial Treasury, items from the Imperial Armoury, Coin Collection, and Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, as well as pieces from the Theatermuseum, the Weltmuseum, the Imperial Carriage Museum, and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.
 

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Pattern and Decoration
Ornament as Promise

mumok, 23rd February - 08th September 2019

Ornament as Promise was the premise of the Pattern and Decoration movement in the United States (1975–1985). In this exhibition, mumok presents the rich collection of works from this movement of Peter and Irene Ludwig, With oriental-style mosaics, monumental textile collages, paintings, installations, and performances. In the 1970s committed feminist artists aimed to bring color, formal diversity, and emotion back into art. Decoration played a key role, with its connotations of the techniques of artisanship.
 

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