The Albertina opens its
second location in Vienna:
on 12 March 2020

Vienna's new museum for modern art

ALBERTINA modern numbers among the largest museums of modern and contemporary art.

The collection of ALBERTINA modern encompasses over 60,000 works by 5,000 artists.

The Künstlerhaus on Karlsplatz was built in 1865 at the behest of Emperor Franz Josef, who turned it over to Vienna’s artists as a gift. With the enthusiastic support of Hans Peter Haselsteiner, this history-steeped building has now been restored to its original glory.

60.000 artworks
5.000 artists
2.500 m2
exhibition space
60.000 artworks
5.000 artists
2.500 m2
exhibition space
60.000 artworks
5.000 artists
2.500 m2
exhibition space

    Three years of work went into restoring, modernizing, and expanding what has now become Vienna’s new modern art museum, and the Essl Collection forms the foundation of our collection of modern and contemporary art.

    "With Albertina modern, Vienna will soon be home to a new museum of modern art where important works from the Essl Collection and from the Albertina Museum's most recent acquisition, the Jablonka Collection, will join the museum's preexisting holdings as a basis for major exhibitions."

    Dr. Klaus Schröder, Director General, Albertina Museum,
    Vienna

    Important artworks from Austrian and international artists.

    The ALBERTINA modern uses its 2,500 m2 to present comprehensive exhibitions of works by important Austrian and international artists including Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Gerhard Richter, Jonathan Meese, Hubert Scheibl, Jörg Immendorf, Arnulf Rainer, Neo Rauch, Hundertwasser, Annette Messager, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg, Kiki Kogelnik, Elke Krystufek, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Soulages, Maria Lassnig, Alex Katz, Sherrie Levine, VALIE EXPORT, Karel Appel, Franz West, Erwin Wurm, Georg Baselitz, Sarah Morris, Nam June Paik, Pipilotti Rist, Nan Goldin, Thomas Ruff, and many others.


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    From 12 March 2020

    The beginning Art in Vienna, 1945–1980

    This exhibition features the leading exponents of Austrian art’s post-1945 renewal.

    Friedensreich Hundertwasser | Byzantinisches Labyrinth (492), 1961 | Albertina, Wien Sammlung Essl © Bildrecht Wien, 2019
    Günter Brus | Selbstbemalung II, 1965 | Albertina, Wien Sammlung Essl © Günter Brus
    Maria Lassnig | Woman Power, 1979 | Albertina Wien Sammlung Essl © Maria Lassnig Stiftung
    Markus Prachensky | Red on white – Los Angeles I, 1969 | Albertina, Wien © Atelier Markus Prachensky
    Rudolf Schwarzkogler | 3. Aktion O.T. Wien, Sommer 1965, 1965 | Albertina Wien Sammlung Essl
    VALIE EXPORT | Body Sign A, 1970 | Albertina, Wien Sammlung Essl © Bildrecht Wien, 2019