Major exhibitions and tips for 2019

For the year 2019 some exhibitions are already planned in Vienna. At the beginning of the year, artists such as Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser and Pieter Bruegel are also on the program. Towards the middle of the year, new exhibitions are being launched, in particular around the Principality of Liechtenstein and the House of Liechtenstein, as well as a special exhibition honoring the artist Albrecht Dürer.

Ausstellungsbereich mit Besuchern in der Albertina
Albertina Vienna © radub85 /

8 exhibition tips for the year 2019

1. Schloss Belvedere

From October 19, 2018 to February 17, 2019, the exhibition “Egon Schiele – Paths to a Collection” in the Orangerie in the Lower Belvedere deals with every work of the Schiele collection in the Belvedere.

In the Upper Belvedere is Martin Johann Schmidt (1718-1801), also called the Kremser Schmidt, from 25 October 2018 to 01 February 2019 an exhibition dedicated. His death in 1801 is considered the late end of the great Baroque era. The artist is still one of the most popular Central European baroque painters.

2. Kunsthistorisches Museum

In 2019, the anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30 – 1569). The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien dedicates the world’s first major monographic exhibition to the most important Dutch painter of the 16th century, starting from 02. October 2018 to 13. January 2019.

3. Albertina – Major exhibitions

2019 is an important anniversary year for the Principality and the House of Liechtenstein, because on January 23, 1719 Emperor Karl VI. the imperial rule Schellenberg and the imperial county Vaduz to the imperial principality Liechtenstein. Therefore, the Albertina organizes a large exhibition in the year 2019 from 15 February to 10 June under the title “The Princely Collections of Liechtenstein

Works: the Venus by Peter Paul Rubens, the life-size bronze sculpture of the Christ in misery by Adrian de Fries, the bronze bust of Emperor Marc Aurel and parts of the Biedermeier collection are on display.

Another highlight in 2019 will be an exhibition by the artist Albrecht Dürer, which will be on view from 20 September 2019 to 6 January 2020. The Albertina owns almost 140 works by this artist, the world’s most important collection. The graphic work will be in the focus of the “Albrecht Dürer” special exhibition, supplemented by international loans.

4. Literaturmuseum

Berg, Wittgenstein, Zuckerkandl, Three Central Figures of Viennese Modernism” is the title of the exhibition entitled Insights, which will be available from April 2018 to February 17, 2019. The Literature Museum shows legflowers such as Berta Zuckerkandl, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Alban Berg and their connection networks.

5. MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts

From 20 December 2018 until 22 April 2019, the MAK will focus on the artist Koloman Moser and present his comprehensive work as a painter, graphic artist and craftsman for the Wiener Werkstätte.

6. Theatermuseum

Im Theatermuseum ist von 18. Oktober bis 22. April 2019 die Ausstellung “Anwendungen. Koloman Moser und die Bühne” zu sehen. In Ergänzung der Gesamtschau im MAK werden Theaterarbeiten von der intimen Kabarettbühne bis zur großen Opernausstattung ausgestellt. Dabei wird auch Klimts Gemälde “Nuda Veritas” zu sehen sein.

7. Bank Austria Kunstforum Vienna

The exhibition “Fascination Japan – Monet. Van Gogh. Klimt.” is dedicated to “Japomanie” from October 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019. Starting from Paris, Japonism conquered the European continent. Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were also inspired by it. In addition to the works of these two artists, the exhibition also includes works by Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

8. Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum is dedicated to Egon Schiele in the period from 28 September 2018 to 10 March 2019 as part of a jubilee show. It is offered a comprehensive insight. Watercolors, letters, photographs, as well as paintings, sketches and drawings provide an overview of the artistic work of the most important representative of Austrian Expressionism.