Art & Culture in Vienna - Highlights 2019
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Art & Culture in Vienna 2019

Theatre, exhibitions, fairs, markets, music ...

There is always a good reason for art and culture lovers to visit Vienna. We present the current highlights from the extensive Viennese cultural programme on this page.

Ludwig van Beethoven - (c) Wien Tourismus/ Paul Bauer

Beethoven Year 2020

In 2020 Vienna celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday and pays homage to the "musical Viennese by choice" and visionary with a dense and varied music and exhibition programme about his life and work:
    •        Concerts at Wiener Musikverein
    •        All string quartets and symphonies at Wiener Konzerthaus
    •        "Fidelio" and "Egmont" at the Vienna State Opera and the Theater an der Wien
    •        Two special exhibitions at Haus der Musik with sound installation
    •        Special exhibition at the Austrian National Library with original letters and manuscripts

In addition, you can follow Beethoven's footsteps in many places in Vienna: from original dwellings to monuments and Klimt's Beethoven frieze in the Secession to his grave of honour at Wiener Zentralfriedhof.

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Albrecht Dürer Exhibition © Albertina, Wien

Albrecht Dürer - extensive international exhibition

With its nearly 140 works, the Albertina Museum is home to the world’s most important collection of drawings by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The focus of this collection is on family portraits and studies of animals and plants. Until 6th January 2020. Book tickets online

Caravaggion & Bernini Exhibition © KHM-Museumsverband

Caravaggio & Bernini

Until 19th January 2020, the Kunsthistorische Museum Wien will dedicate a large international exhibition to the revolutionary new art of the flourishing Baroque era. The focus is on the painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Book tickets online

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Bildrecht, Vienna, 2019
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Bildrecht, Vienna, 2019

Warhol to Richter at the Albertina Museum

Warhol bis Richter presents artworks created from the second half of the 20th century to the present. Around 80 works by artists including Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Gottfried Helnwein, Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, and Maria Lassnig can be visited at the Albertina until 13 April 2020.

You can buy tickets online.

Musical CATS ©RUG_Alessandro_Pinna

CATS – A legend returns!

The most successful musical of all times is being performed at the Wiener Ronacher. Breathtaking dance, legendary costumes, a magical stage design and rousing music have captivated more than 73 million people around the globe since its premiere in 1981. An unforgettable theatre evening for the whole family. In German language. Dates & Tickets

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MAK Museum für Angewandte Kunst - (c) Wien Tourismus/ Lois Lammerhuber

Otto Prutscher - Creator of Viennese Moderism

Otto Prutscher (1880-1949) was an architect and designer, exhibition designer, teacher and member of all important reform art movements of the early 20th century. Starting 20 November 2019, the exhibition at MAK will present Prutscher's manifold roles that he played in the development of Viennese Modernism.

His work comprises more than 50 buildings, almost 50 exhibitions, around 170 facilities, 300 designs, as well as over 200 individual pieces and sets of furniture. More than 200 companies implemented his designs, above all the Wiener Werkstätte, Backhausen and Augarten. Tickets & Info

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