Nature is good for you – and Vienna has plenty of it

After the looong winter we had this year, it seems that in Vienna spring was just bursting at the seams.  Right now, just about everything seems to be blooming all at once: forsythias, apple, cherry and pear trees, tulips, the lowly but lovely daisies and dandelions, etc., etc.    A veritable #ParadisusVindobonensis!  Even the lilac, whichContinue reading “Nature is good for you – and Vienna has plenty of it”

Monstrous machines and biting dogs – Keith Haring´s Alphabet at the Albertina

Keith Haring is perhaps best known for his funky cartoons of happy babies with halos and line drawings of Mickey Mouse look-alikes.  At first glance his use of garish colours and popping black silhouettes gives the impression of a happy cartoon world.  What you can buy on buttons and T-shirts are often his happier motifs.  Continue reading “Monstrous machines and biting dogs – Keith Haring´s Alphabet at the Albertina”

Going wild at the Leopold Museum

Wow!  The Heidi Horten Collection exhibition at the Leopold Museum is aptly named.  It really is superb.   Last week  @igersaustria.at organized a special photo tour of the exhibit.  What an impressive private collection!   One really has to be grateful to Heidi Goëss-Horten for making such masterpieces available for public viewing for the first time.Continue reading “Going wild at the Leopold Museum”

Tonight´s the night: LNF18 at Vienna´s Natural History Museum

A favourite of mine, the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien will open its doors to the public for free this evening.  It is one of the many LNF18 venues presenting fascinating insights into the world of science and research this evening from 5 pm to 11 pm. Did you know that the NHM is more than aContinue reading “Tonight´s the night: LNF18 at Vienna´s Natural History Museum”

And now Part 2 of my preview of Vienna´s long night of research: the ZAMG

Last Saturday I had a chance to join Instagramers Austria for an Instawalk and tour a place I have never been to: the Central Office of Meteorology and Geodynamics (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik), ZAMG for short.  Located in Vienna´s 19th district, it is also popularly referred to as “Hohe Warte” for its location.  Continue reading “And now Part 2 of my preview of Vienna´s long night of research: the ZAMG”

A preview of Vienna´s long night of research – Part 1: the MAK

On 13 April 2018 you have an opportunity to visit many of Vienna´s cultural and research institutions for free.  It´s Lange Nacht der Forschung (Long Night of Research) again!  LNF18 is the only nationwide science communication event that makes the services of domestic institutions accessible to the general public – from school projects to cutting-edgeContinue reading “A preview of Vienna´s long night of research – Part 1: the MAK”

Ganymed Nature – intense performances at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Wow!  Just wow!  If you have not been to any of the productions by wenn es so weit ist, and even if you have, you really should go see Ganymed Nature at Vienna´s largest art museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. After Ganymed Boarding (2011), Ganymed Goes Europe (2014), Ganymed Dreaming (2015), and Ganymed fe maleContinue reading “Ganymed Nature – intense performances at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien”