Curiously, the bricked walls of the MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, forbear what’s to be expected inside – a day’s worth of exhibits from Fin de Siècle to contemporary. This Sunday however, with the weather being ghastly awful, I decided to pay the MAK a visit and escape the cold breeze.
My main interest was a massive sign promoting the current Koloman Moser exhibition (19. Dec. 2018-22. Apr. 2019, see https://www.mak.at/en_kolomanmoser for details).
A 12 Euro ticket and a donation for my coat and backpack later, I stepped into a dome of art – and got way more than expected: 5 exhibitions for 1 admission.
The 3 Current Exhibitions
- CHINESE WHISPERS, an exhibition by the MAK, Vienna in dialogue with the collector Uli Sigg and in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee (30.01.2019–26.05.2019)
- SAGMEISTER & WALSH: Beauty, an exhibition project by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh that makes a visually impressive multimedia plea for us to take delight in beauty (24.10.2018–31.03.2019)
- Koloman Moser, featuring a universal artist between the likes of Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann, with exhibitis from disciplines of painting, graphic art, arts and crafts, and interior design as well as fashion and scenography (19.12.2018–22.04.2019
The Permanent Collections
- The MAK Design Lab, featuring everyday design objects, ornaments, kitchens, tabelware, but also a very exclusive collection of once renowned Austrian fashion designer Helmut Lang! (see floorplan for details
- MAK Permanent Collection Carpets
- MAK Permanent Collection Vienna 1900, with grandest design, Arts and Crafts from 1890-1938. Secessionism and Jugendstil – the Fin de Siècle era – here is more a statement of the Austrian identity, than display alone.
- MAK Permanent Collection Asia, takes you to the history of China, Japan and Korea. The Asia Collection of the MAK is one of the most important collections in Europe of art and applied arts from the Asian region. It has been compiled from public and private collections during a history lasting 150 years and offers a wide-ranging view of the art history of Asia.
MAK Video Channel
MAK not only is real live museum delight, it also offers its very own video channel on YouTube. Follow THIS LINK to see the collection.
How To Get There
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
1010 Vienna (Google Maps)
Underground U3 to Stubentor, U4 to Landstraße/Bahnhof Wien Mitte.
Tram 2, busses 3A and 74A to Stubentor.
Suburban Railway (Schnellbahn) S1, S2, S3, S4, and S7 to station Wien Mitte-Landstraße.
With the ÖBB Railway trains to station Wien Mitte-Landstraße.
With the City Airport Train/CAT from and to the airport, station Wien Mitte-Landstraße.
Tue 10 a.m.–10 p.m. / Wed–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Regular € 12
Tuesdays 6–10 p.m. admission € 5
Reduced € 10
Students under 27, persons 65 or older or with a valid pensioner’s ID, groups from 10 persons, persons in mandatory military or alternative civilian service; with the EasyCity Pass Vienna, the QueerCityPass Vienna, the Vienna City Card and the ActiLingua Card, PARNASS Artlife members and artCard members and ImPulsTanz members.