Finally exposed to paintings again

Going to an art museum may not usually seem that exciting, but when I rode my bike to the Belvedere21 yesterday, for the first time in months, since Covid-19 Lockdown measures shut down all of Vienna´s museums, I felt pretty exhilarated. The modern art venue of the venerable Belvedere Museum offered special thematic tours onContinue reading “Finally exposed to paintings again”

Ping Pong for photographers

One of several cultural activities I meant to write about while the exhibition is still open was a visit to the OstLicht Gallery with Instagramers Vienna, an invitation by Female Photographers Vienna.  This was supposed to be on until 28 March, but of course COVID-19 also closed down this space, although from the website IContinue reading “Ping Pong for photographers”

Family matters

They say, you can choose your friends, but not your family.  Well, I guess that depends on how you define family.  The way the Dom Museum Wien sees it, there is certainly many ways to look at families, and family histories can be tragedies or comedies, or both.  The current exhibition, Family Matters at theContinue reading “Family matters”

Individualistic, sensitive, powerful – contemporary drawings at the Albertina

Drawing is more subtle than painting.  It does not tend to jump out at you quite so much.  It asks you to take your time, to look at detail, to admire fine lines.  The Albertina Museum has put together a fine exhibition of contemporary drawings from the Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou Paris.  AContinue reading “Individualistic, sensitive, powerful – contemporary drawings at the Albertina”

Tricky imperial mysteries at the KHM

I like both a good mystery and art.  So I was thrilled to be invited to join a new “mystery hunt” game at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna:  The Emperor´s magic circle (“Der magische Kreis des Kaisers“) – the title alone conjured up images of  conspiracies and bewitching secrets in my brain.  What would it take,Continue reading “Tricky imperial mysteries at the KHM”

Individual nature – Kiki Smith

Before it´s too late (just one more week), I absolutely had to go see the exhibition of Kiki Smith´s large size canvases and other works at the Lower Belvedere museum.  The Belvedere is showing about sixty works of this American artist´s multi-facetted oevre in the exhibition Processions , including sculptures, large tapestries, and objects andContinue reading “Individual nature – Kiki Smith”

A global adventure at home

No, I am not talking about traveling the world.  Or maybe I am — but while staying home in my city.  What I did the other day was virtually travel around the globe, actually around a lot of globes, right here in Vienna 🙂   I joined Instagramers Austria  for a visit to Vienna´s GlobeContinue reading “A global adventure at home”

Fashion, and art, darling

If you´ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I am a fan of the Tiefe Kümmernis, probably Vienna´s only art expert who is also on occasion a drag queen.  This weekend s/he is leading another tour entitled “Fashion, Darling” at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna on 28 April, and it´s all aboutContinue reading “Fashion, and art, darling”

Enjoying a treasure trove of art on Christmas Day

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 andContinue reading “Enjoying a treasure trove of art on Christmas Day”

Hard to forget images at WestLicht Gallery

This weekend (which luckily is a long one) is your last chance to see the World Press Photo exhibition at WestLicht gallery.  The WestLicht Gallery is a non-profit association that puts on great photography shows.   Now for the 17th year it is hosting the World Press Photo exhibition.   On view are award-winning  images related toContinue reading “Hard to forget images at WestLicht Gallery”