Vienna Art Links
A growing number of Austrian museums and galleries
are emerging on the World Wide Web.
Links to Austrian Artists on the Net.
Links to Theaters in Vienna.
Original Viennese Art Nouveau Producers
MUSEEN IN WIEN
Huge Collection of Viennese Museums. (by Vienna Tourist Board)
MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE
MUSEUM OF EPHEMERAL CULTURAL ARTIFACTS
A Cybergallery of transient Art and Artifacts
A beautiful site with an online gallery. Mostly in English.
A mixed bag with an emphasis on art. Shows, projects, magazines, links to
other Austrian sites.
THE ART SYNDICATE
It is the Vienna Art Syndicate virtual gallery, which shows and sells a
wide range of selected art and fine art of the 20th century.
MUSEUM MODERNER KUNST STIFTUNG LUDWIG WIEN
Full graphics support is a must to enjoy this site. In English and German.
GRAPHISCHE SAMMLUNG ALBERTINA
The oldest and one of the largest and most important collections of graphic art.
Galleries and Exhibitions. In German.
Built in 1987 by the Austrian architect Heinz Tesar it houses the Collection
Essl which represents a cross-section of Austrian painting since 1945, consisting
of approx. 3000 works of art. The collection ranks among the most important
collections of modern art in Austria.
The electronic edition of the ORF Kunstradio, broadcast every Thursday night
and consisting entirely of original works for radio by artists, musicians,
writers ... anybody. Mostly in German.
The home of Gustav Klimt paintings.
"One day the necessity arose to found a SEZESSION in Graz. It's hard
to find out today who in fact it was to realize that necessity urgently
enough. This led to the memorable meeting on a gloomy November evening of
the year 1923 of which the result was that founding of the SEZESSION GRAZ."
MAK DESIGN INFO POOL
Operated by the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, this site features a growing
database of international designers. A search engine is provided to facilitate
searches in all categories. Criteria include material and product specialties.
JEWISH MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF VIENNA
An exhibition focussing on Jewish history in Austria is permanently on view
there. In addition, the museum exhibits Max Berger's famous Judaica collection
in its lecture hall; the museum's comprehensive collection of Jewish artefacts
and relics is also open to the public.
Fourth largest among the most important auction houses in the world. Successful
sales of Old Masters, 19th and 20th Century Art, Jewellery, Silver, Furniture,
Asian Works of Art, Porcelain and Glass have led the Dorotheum to its prime
position in the international art market. The most diverse collectors' markets
are served by its sales of coins, stamps, toys, books, musical instruments,
manuscripts, advertising art, and vintage cameras.
ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER
Upper Austria's museum of the future and digital mediacenter, located in
its provincial capital Linz.
Information on the Austrian Federal Theaters which include the Wiener Staatsoper,
the Volksoper, the Burgtheater, and the Akademietheater. In German.
VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN
Vienna's most popular musical-theaters.
WIENER STAATSOPER - WIENER VOLKSOPER
Vienna State Opera House and Vienna's Operette House.
...home of the famous new year's concerts.
EVENTS-DATABASE AND ONLINE TICKET ORDERING
searchable database and tickets.
"The Viennese Festival"
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
The VPO, Austria's most highly coveted "cultural ambassador" was
"born" under the baton of Otto Nicolai (1810 - 1849), then conductor
at the Kärntertortheater, on March 28, 1842 when he conducted a "grand
concert" in the Großer Redoutensaal which was organized by "all
the members of the orchestra of the k.k. (imperial-royal) Hof-Operntheater".
Under Hans Richter, the legendary conductor of the premiere of Wagner's
tetralogy "The Ring of the Nibelungen" in Bayreuth, the orchestra
finally established itself as an ensemble of world renown and incomparable
tradition. Especially important for the history of the orchestra after 1945
is its work with the two honorary conductors Karl Böhm and Herbert
von Karajan and with the honorary member Leonard Bernstein. Although the
orchestra has moved with the times it remains faithful to traditional principles:
it retains its self-determination and the subscription concerts as the artistic,
organizational and financial basis of its work.
Founded almost one hundred years ago by Ferdinand Löwe, and originally
called "Concert-Verein" the orchestra's impressive record
lists about two hundred concerts per year, some of them organized by the
Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft and the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.
Leading conductors who have performed with this orchestra include Bruno
Walter, Richard Strauss, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan,
Wolfgang Sawallisch, Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Claudio
Abbado and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. In 1997, Wladimir Fedosejew has
become chief conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker.
Vienna Boy's Choir - a very traditional institution...!