VIENNA 1900. BIRTH OF MODERNISM
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The exhibition Vienna 1900. Birth of Modernism has been conceived as the Leopold Museum’s new permanent presentation. It affords insights into the enormous wealth and diversity of his ars artistic and intellectual achievements with all their cultural, social, political and scientific implications. Based on the collection of the Leopold Museum compiled by Rudolf Leopold and complemented by select loans from more than 50 private and institutional collections, the exhibition conveys the atmosphere of the former metropolis Vienna in a unique manner and highlights the sense of departure characterized by contrasts prevalent at the turn of the century. The presentation spans three floors and features some 1,300 exhibits over more than 3,000 m2 of
exhibition space, presenting a singular variety of media, ranging from painting, graphic art, sculpture and photography, via glass, ceramics, metals, textiles, leather and jewelry, all the way to items of furniture and entire furnishings of apartments. The exhibition, whose thematic emphases are complemented by a great number of archival materials, spans the period of around 1870 to 1930.