Vienna’s New Museum of Modern Art

ALBERTINA MODERN numbers among the largest museums of modern and contemporary art. This second location of the ALBERTINA Museum, opened on May 27 2020, holds a collection of more than 60,000 works by 5,000 artists. On over 2,000 m², ALBERTINA MODERN presents wide-ranging exhibitions of modern and contemporary art that start from the museum’s own holdings—most prominently among them masterpieces from the Essl Collection, which has been held by the ALBERTINA Museum since 2017.

 

Front view | Photo © Rupert Steiner
© Rupert Steiner

Wide-Ranging Collections

A major emphasis is Austrian art, with an abundance of important works by Arnulf Rainer, Maria Lassnig, Franz West, Erwin Wurm, and VALIE EXPORT. Outstanding features of the museum’s international holdings are large blocks of works by the German artists Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Markus Lüpertz, Jörg Immendorff, and Günther Förg—and the most important work groups from the realm of American art are by Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Eric Fischl, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Ross Bleckner, and Michael Heizer.


ALBERTINA MODERN at the Künstlerhaus

ALBERTINA MODERN makes its home in the Künstlerhaus on Karlsplatz—an exhibition building built in 1865 that was given a thorough restoration, modernization, and expansion between 2017 and 2020 thanks to the generous patronage of Hans Peter Haselsteiner.

 

In the exhibition | Photo © Rupert Steiner
In the exhibition | Photo © Rupert Steiner