In compliance with the current regulations to contain the pandemic, the exhibition rooms of the Theatermuseum and the Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna remain closed until presumably 7 February 2021.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Stay safe and healthy!
8 Oct 2020 – 3 May 2021
The artist's flamboyant „Grotesques“ celebrate folly and twisting the reality – a victory of phantasy!
... the new exhibition of Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Spring 2021) explores how different civilizations and historical periods believe(d) in the existence of higher powers with objects from their collections, from the Theatermuseum and Weltmuseum Wien.
We encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings about selected objects of this show in a personal text. Our online writing workshop facilitates your creative process!
An exquisite selection of objects from the world of the performing arts: stage models, puppet- and paper theatre, photographs, paintings, autographs, drawings, costumes, memorabilia, prints, posters and playbills.Read more
Discover the first film documentation of Richard Teschner's (1879–1948) Puppet Theatre from 1920. It shows the recording of his interpretation of the dramatic Indonesian legend about Nawang Wulan, the divine nymph.Read more
Hermann Bahr (1863-1934) on Gustav Klimt's "Nuda Veritas"
On show again at the Theatermuseum from 13 February 2020.Read more
Due to the Corona virus pandemic the Theatermuseum is currently closedRead more
Johann Nestroy (1801-1862)
A publication on current research topics in the Theatermuseum's collections and departments.Read more
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Teaching material on Peter Handke’s dramatic worksRead more
A symbiotic relationship between the dramatic abstract work by Velimir Khlebnikov and the stage design model by stage designer Vladimir Tatlin. This stage is one of the principal works of theater constructivism.Read more