- The world's largest collection of works by Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele
- Highlights include works by Gustav Klimt (Death and Life) and Oskar Kokoschka (Tre Croci)
- Huge windows on the cuboid building offer panoramic views of the city – and fill the exhibitions with light, to illuminate your art-going experience
Once dubbed the 'chief wildling' among artists, Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) is the key focus of this vibrant and multi-faceted exhibition, some of which has never been seen by the public till now. See work inspired by Vienna, Dresden, Prague, London and Villeneuve, while exploring Kokoschka's life and times as a painter, draftsman, graphic artist, writer, dramatist and theater maker.
See how Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844–1926) formed part of the avant-garde of Austrian landscape painting from the 1880s onwards, with this exhibition at the Leopold Museum. Using extreme perspectives and distant horizons, Wisinger-Florian experimented with space and vision in a unique way, and as you'll see, she focused a lot on flowers.
See paintings, personal photographs and biographical documents representing how Wisinger-Florian was not only one of the most highly decorated artists of her time, she also campaigned for women's rights all her life – you go girl!
Edmund Kalb (1900–1952) is an artist whose work is dominated by more than 1,000 self-portraits, yet he is still largely unknown. In fact, he never sold a single piece of his own work during his lifetime. Witness the Dornbirn-born artist's talents in a presentation of almost 100 exhibits across themes of mathematics, mechanics, perceptual psychology, nuclear physics, space technology and plant breeding. You'll also discover how his work brought him under scrutiny by the law right up until his death in 1952. Now that's dedication.
The Leopold Museum houses one of the most important collections of early 20th-century Austrian art. Avid art collectors Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold collected more than 5,000 exhibits over five decades. Housed in Vienna's popular MuseumsQuartier, the Leopold's dense collection features artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl. The collection was consolidated in 1994, and in 2001 the museum opened its doors to the public.
When young medical student Rudolf Leopold purchased his first work of art in his mid-twenties, nobody could have predicted that it would become an obsession.
Forty years later Rudolf Leopold consolidated more than 5,000 artworks and objects into a private foundation valued at 575 million Euros. The collection, in its permanent home in a museum purpose-built by the Austrian state, is the largest and most-visited museum in Vienna's MuseumsQuartier.
The main focus of the collection is Austrian art of the first half of the 20th century, and includes the world's largest collection of works by the influential Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele. The focus is his radical and expressive works, created between 1910 and 1915.
There's also an impressive set of works by world-renowned artist Gustav Klimt - co-founder of the Vienna Secession in 1897.
The permanent exhibition Vienna 1900 allows visitors to experience the diversity of an era marked by the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, (a 'total work of art' that permeates all aspects of life). The works on display here include Expressionist paintings, pieces from the Vienna Secession, and masterpieces of the Wiener Werkstätte - the Viennese arts and crafts movement.
Show your smartphone ticket at the fast-lane cash desk, which has the Tiqets logo on it.
Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
- Metro: U3 or U2 to Volkstheater/MuseumsQuartier
- Tram: Lines 1, 2 or D to Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring
egon schiele, klimt.. and others + some newer work of art
nice art museum store