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Vienna Press Release – December 2023 Vienna’s enticing world-class exhibitions in 2024

Two out of every three guests come to Vienna for its broad range of art and cultural attractions. The exhibitions planned by Vienna’s museums for 2024 confirm that the city will once again be the place to be for all art lovers in the year to come.

Rembrandt – Hoogstraten Color and Illusion

10.8.2024 - 1.12.2025

For the first time in its 133-year history, the Kunsthistorisches Museum is dedicating a major special exhibition to the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Fifty paintings and drawings create a fascinating dialog between works by Rembrandt and Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), one of his most talented pupils, who enjoyed great success at the Viennese court. The exhibition will focus on the effects of color and illusionist techniques.

  • Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (KHM), Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien,

Amoako Boafo. Proper Love

10.25.2024 - End of February 2025

In 2024, the Belvedere will present the first ever institutional exhibition of the artistic oeuvre of Amoako Boafo (*1984) in Europe. The popular Ghanaian painter has come full circle. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he honed his style. The exhibition in the Lower Belvedere will be complemented by artworks that will be incorporated into the permanent exhibition in the Upper Belvedere. where Boafo will engage in a dialogue with Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and others. 

Roy Lichtenstein. A Centennial Exhibition

3.8. - 7.14.2024

The Albertina is staging an extensive exhibition of artworks from all over the world to mark the 100th birthday of Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) and to pay tribute to the master of Pop Art. It will explore the most important stages of his varied oeuvre from the early 1960s to his late work. Lichtenstein’s cartoon aesthetics and his cynical imitation of mechanical and industrial printing techniques take center stage.


9.28.2024 - 2.9.2025

The Albertina is dedicating its major fall exhibition, the last to be held under Director Klaus-Albrecht Schröder, who will hand over to his successor Ralph Gleis at the end of 2024, to the eminent master of the Russian avant-garde, Marc Chagall (1887-1985). The exhibition comprises around 90 works and focuses on his final years, in which he explores the Second World War and the horrors of the Holocaust.

The Beauty of Diversity

2.17. - 8.18.2024

This special exhibition at the Albertina modern focuses on how the collection has expanded over the last two decades. The Albertina has bought, collected and exhibited works by white men for almost 300 years. The 21st century shattered this convention. The exhibition is dedicated to the diversity of our times and the multiplicity of identities and art forms, materials and genders. It features works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexandre Diop, VALIE EXPORT, Eva Beresin and many more.

Paul Gauguin

10.3.2024 - 1.19.2025

The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is staging the first retrospective on Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) in Austria since the 1960s. The French Post-Impressionist artist was one of the most important and influential innovators in the art scene in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Around 80 exhibits underline Gauguin’s pursuit of a new visual language in painting, graphic art and sculpture that left academic traditions behind and paved the way for the emergence of modernism.

Fischer von Erlach. Design of a historical architecture

2.1. - 4.28.2024

The first temporary exhibition in the newly reopened Wien Museum is dedicated to Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723). Almost 70 years after the last major exhibition, the work of the great Baroque master builder, and architect of the nearby Karlskirche, is being re-examined and given a contemporary context. Nine chapters span the period from Fischer’s beginnings in Rome to his later major creations in Vienna. It also showcases objects that have never been seen before.

Secessions. Klimt, Stuck, Liebermann

5.23. - 10.13.2024

The Secession movement that gripped Vienna, Munich and Berlin at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century is the focus of a major exhibition project that has already been very successfully staged at the Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin in 2023. It will now be presented at the newly refurbished Wien Museum in 2024. The exhibition features works by those who played a key role in shaping the emergence of modernism in the three cities: Gustav Klimt in Vienna, Franz von Stuck in Munich and Max Liebermann in Berlin.

New Objectivity in Germany

5.24. - 9.29.2024

In the aftermath of the First World War, art demanded a new method of depicting reality, namely an objectively realistic one. A phenomenon that defined an epoch emerged with exponents such as Max Beckmann, which came to an abrupt end in the 1930s as a result of Nazi policies. In 2024, the Leopold Museum will focus on New Objectivity depictions from Germany in the first major exhibition on German New Objectivity ever staged in Austria.

WE ❤

11.24.2023 - 8.25.2024

In 2024, the Heidi Horten Collection will be showcasing a best-of from its own collection, following the blockbuster exhibition “WOW!” staged at the Leopold Museum in 2018. The exhibition will focus on three themes: expressionism; the art of the 1960s and 1970s; and painting and sculpture in the context of the tension between figure and abstraction. Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite pieces of art, the winner of which will then be given a place in the new permanent exhibition. Klimt’s painting “Kirche in Unterach am Attersee” (Church in Unterach on Lake Attersee) will be exhibited in parallel as a cabinet presentation with the heading “Focus”.

PECHE POP. Dagobert Peche and his legacy in the present day

12.11.2024 - 5.11.2025

The MAK is dedicating a major exhibition to Dagobert Peche (1887-1923), an important member of the Wiener Werkstätte (WW) company, which is due to open in late 2024. He had an explosive impact on the design language of the Wiener Werkstätte. The exhibition demonstrates the fascinating impact that Peche’s work has had and continues to have on 20th and 21st century design, from Art Deco to postmodernism and even into the present day.

  • MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien,

Medardo Rosso

10.19.2024 - 2.23.2025

The mumok, which will be closed for renovation work between January and May 2024, will be presenting a portrait of Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) in the fall. The museum will dedicate a comprehensive retrospective to the work of the Italian-French artist, which has received little attention to date, with around 50 sculptures as well as a broad selection of photographs, photo collages and drawings. The exhibit will also tie in with the museum’s earliest collections.

  • mumok – museum of modern art ludwig foundation vienna, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien,

Klima Biennale Wien

4.5. - 7.14.2024

In 2024, a new one-hundred-day-long festival in Vienna will offer a varied program dedicated to art and environmental issues. Participating institutions from across the city aim to demonstrate potential responses to the climate crisis in different ways. The Kunst Haus Wien, which will reopen in early 2024 after extensive renovation work with a new Hundertwasser permanent exhibition, will serve as the headquarters of the Biennale, while the Nordwestbahnhof urban development area will be used as the festival site.

Beate Gütschow. Resistance. Flood. Fire and From a Tongue We Are Losing

3.22. - 6.23.2024

Foto Arsenal Wien, Vienna’s first permanent venue dedicated to photography, will open in early 2025 in the Arsenal in Vienna’s 3rd district. Until that time, exhibitions will be presented in the MuseumsQuartier Wien. Two of them will form part of the Klima Biennale Wien and World Water Day (March 22): German photographer Beate Guetschow captures places in Germany that have been transformed by fire and flood disasters, while Belgian artist Laure Winants photographs glaciers and other places struggling with the effects of climate change.

About Tourism

3.21. - 9.9.2024

In 2024, the Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) will shine a detailed light on the subject of tourism. The exhibition will focus on key aspects such as mobility, urban tourism, interactions with agriculture, climate change, the privatization of natural beauty and changes in types of accommodation. It will also examine the question of whether and how tourism development is planned.

  • Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien,

Who Cares? Jewish Responses to Suffering

1.31. - 9.1.2024

Who cares when people are affected by suffering and hardship? The exhibition takes visitors on a tour of Vienna in search of medical, psychological and social support services and the people behind them: Jewish doctors are featured alongside mothers, midwives, nurses and social care workers. The issue of care work is ever-present in the face of war, terror and climate catastrophe.

  • Jüdisches Museum Wien, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Wien,

On the back of camels

2.27.2024 - 1.26.2025

In 2024, the Weltmuseum Wien will be focusing on dromedaries, Bactrian camels, llamas and alpacas – or camelids for short – in a major temporary exhibition. In this age of climate crisis, these universal farm animals have become a beacon of hope for medicine, nutrition and the textile industry. The United Nations has declared 2024 the International Year of the Camelid, and the exhibition is part of Austria’s international commitment.

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