After the reopening, Albertina has developed into one of the most important museums in Vienna. After over a decade of closure, while the comprehensive extensions, modernizations and restoration has been carried out, the house was again made available to the public in March 2003.
Under the title “Monet to Picasso”, the Albertina exhibits its vast holdings of paintings from the period of Modernism. The epochs covered by the museum’s permanent collection range from Impressionism and Fauvism to German Expressionism, the Bauhaus, and conclude with works by Picasso.
The opening of the redesigned Kunstkammer (arts and natural wonders rooms) of the Renaissance and Baroque periods at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) was one of the most important art events of the year 2013. After ten years the precious objects are exhibited in the 20 renovated showrooms.
In May, Museumsquartier which includes museums like the Leopoldmuseum, MUMOK, MAK and ZOOM children’s museum starts its outdoor season with the Summer Opening. Until October, the main courtyard of the MQ draws visitors with a boule area, cool weekend sounds by DJs as well as the stylish summer furniture Enzis to relax on.
In Summer, open air cinemas in Vienna are very popular. This year’s Music Film Festival at Rathausplatz takes place from 28 June to 31 August 2014 . The selection of free film hits ranges from opera and operetta to dance and concert performances from Bach to Pop. In addition, around 20 top restaurateurs invite you to taste the lavish delights from all over the world.
Another free film festival at Karlsplatz called Cinema under the Stars, will open on 28 June and lasts until 20 July. It starts always at 8.30 pm and shows Austrian films and very old US films in the original version like the Wolf Man (US 1941) or Cat People (US 1943).
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