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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Old Masters meet the new, bridging the gaps in the KHM’s collection.Despite representing some 5,000 years of human artistic endeavour, the 200 years before our present day are perennially underrepresented in the collection of the venerable Kunsthistorisches Museum. In the first group exhibition conceived as part of their Modern and Contemporary program, modern and contemporary artworks are juxtaposed with...
A love letter to the Straßenbahn, Vienna’s Traffic Museum offers insight into commuter habits.Vienna has an ongoing love affair with its Straßenbahn (tramway), this red-and-white (or in its latest iteration, red-and-silver streetcar) that glides through the streets at reassuring intervals. Affectionately nicknamed Bim after the sound of its warning bells, it’s ubiquitous, and unlike the cable cars of San...
elina brotherus
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Keith Haring
A tribute to the artist, 
from graffiti to the Guggenheim.One of the most recognized artists of the 1980s, Keith Haring channeled ancient cave paintings and graffiti to create a universal symbolism that could reach anyone. Starting his career drawing white chalk outlines on blank advertising spaces in New York City subway stations, he was arrested for vandalism several times,...
klimt
Frederick Baker’s tour de force Klimt’s Magic Garden premiers a work and a technology.This is not the Klimt that launched a thousand place mats and filled the bottomless shelves of souvenir shops ... This is Klimt as you have never seen him before. If indeed it is Klimt.Frederick Baker, an Austro-British filmmaker and media all-rounder, has created something unique...
Martha Jungwirth
The renowned Austrian artist garners some late fame.Pointedly setting spots of paint, blurred surfaces and strong colors, Austrian painter Martha Jungwirth is known for using certain objects as inspiration and transforming them into motifs that leave the initial item no longer apparent.Bordering abstract and figurative painting, her very expressive strokes are almost like footprints, evidence of her physical involvement....
man ray
A glimpse beyond the iconic artist’s photographs.One of Dadaism and Surrealism’s most recognizable artists, Man Ray became a household name as a photographer, achieving lasting fame with erotic, absurdist images as well as conventional portraits, fashion spreads, nude studies and his experimental “Rayographs.” A quintessential American in Paris, he was a fixture of the early 20th century Montparnasse scene,...
karl marx
The Waschsalon in the historic Karl Marx-Hof shows how the Social Democrats shaped Vienna.The museum Das Rote Wien im Waschsalon (Red Vienna at the Laundry Room) is certainly unusual: True to its name, the first thing you notice is the distinctive smell of laundry detergent. And indeed, there is a row of washing machines on the ground floor, which...

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rubens
Rubens – The Power of Transformation shows a master channeling the past to create something entirely original.Enormously productive, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), was and still is a star of the art world. But to get there, he had to learn a lot. Now showing at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM), the show Rubens – The Power of Transformation is a...
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