Klimt and Viennese Modernism

The eponymous building of the Vienna Secession is known to be one of the most impressive and most significant examples of Art Nouveau in Austria and has just undergone extensive renovation in time for the anniversary year. The freshly shining golden dome is reminiscent of the most successful artistic years of its very first president: Gustav Klimt.



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    Leopold Museum: Gustav Klimt (until 4 November 2018)

    No other Viennese exhibition is currently so comprehensive when it comes to the life and work of Gustav Klimt right up until his death! About 60 paintings, countless drawings, private letters, postcards and photographs in chronological order show you Klimt's transformation from historicism to the Vienna Secession, as well as his artistic demands.

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    Vienna Secession: Beethoven Frieze

    The Vienna Secession, one of the most important Art Nouveau buildings was completely renovated in 2018 on the occasion of its 120th anniversary. In particular, the famous dome with its 2,500 leaves and 342 berries was completely re-gilded. In addition to the Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt, the Secession is also an insider tip for your visit to Vienna thanks to its many exhibitions of contemporary art!

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    Klimt Villa: Klimt lost (until 31 December 2018)

    • Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Wien

    In Klimt's last studio, the Klimt Villa, this special exhibition rightfully poses the question as to how we should deal with the loss of significant Klimt paintings or drawings. Many were lost during the war years through Nazi plunder, were returned, have disappeared or were even burned. A retrospective worth seeing!



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Unique events in honour of Klimt

The Golden Age of Gustav Klimt

Viennese Modernism was one of the most important periods of art and culture in Austrian history. Gustav Klimt - as co-founder of the Vienna Secession - was one of the most important companions. Alongside Schiele's works, his paintings still fetch top prices at auctions and are often considered "priceless". But who was Gustav Klimt really?

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Exhibitions in honour of Viennese Modernism

Including pieces never shown before

On the occasion of the anniversary year 2018, the most important Viennese museums are dedicating numerous (special) exhibitions to the artists of Viennese Modernism. The exhibits are mostly from the inventory of the museum itself or are precious international loans. In the first half of the year, the focus will be on the life and work of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser.

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A discovery tour of Otto Wagner’s unique style

In particular Otto Wagner’s unmistakable pavilions, originally built for Vienna’s light railway and today part of the underground lines U4 and U6, are well-known features of the city landscape. Similarly the Postsparkasse (the Austrian Post Savings Bank) or the Kirche am Steinhof are some of Vienna’s significant Art Nouveau works. Tip: take the U4 for a small voyage of discovery!

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