I don´t know why I thought I could finally go see the Monet exhibition at the Albertina or the Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien on Christmas Day. Vienna is completely over-crowded with tourists over the Christmas and New Year´s holidays. I had purchased an Albertina gift membership for hubby and … More Enjoying a treasure trove of art on Christmas Day
When walking through the Museum Quarter (always an interesting experience), it is worth looking at the walls. What caught my eye last night was this quote, ascribed to the British poet William Blake, on the very yellow wall of the “meteorite passage way” (Meteoritenpassage), close to the Volkstheater entrance of the MQ. It was a … More Born in Stars We Live on Earth as Poets
Hand-made goodness at the Zuckerlwerkstatt Yesterday I got to join an instameet, or let´s call it an instatreat, with Instagramers Austria to a very special little candy shop in the heart of Vienna: die Zuckerlwerkstatt. I don´t normally talk about shops on this blog, but I think this one definitely qualifies as Vienna culture. … More This Candyman can!
But here it is… Spring sprang fast this year. Before we knew it, the lilac bloom came and went. But there is compensation: an explosion of colorful roses all around Vienna. This merry month of May, which at times feels like summer, seemingly everywhere your eye roams it is met by exuberant red, pink, white … More I (never) promised you a rose garden
Last Friday I finally had the chance to attend an expert tour at the Belvedere again. The Belvedere has an outstanding programme of guided tours by curators and historians, and I try to go as often as I can (which, given my schedule lately, is less often than I would like). The excellent art history … More Art in the aftermath of war – a special angle on two current exhibitions at the Belvedere
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-edge … More A preview of Vienna´s long night of research – Part 1: the MAK
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 male … More Ganymed Nature – intense performances at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien