Watch contemporary art for free at the MUSA Vienna museum! It offers an exciting cross-section of Viennese art development in recent decades. Foundet in 1951, the MUSA presents the largest collection of its kind in Austria. It comprises about 40.000 objects by about 4.500 artists. In changing exhibitions, the collection is shown on 600 m² of exhibition space.
MUSA Vienna Museum is a home to all kinds of art
The museum presents all branches of art – painting, graphic art, sculpture, photography, film, video, installation, mosaic, graffito, fresco. Any artist who is related to Vienna can submit an art purchase. An expert jury of the art scene chooses art from around 100 artists each year. They follow the principle of maximum stylistic breadth and the highest possible quality. The MUSA does not only show major works by leading artists. The collection also has positions that represent interesting by-ways, unknown positions or singular, short-term appearances of Austrian art.
The MUSA features three areas
This exhibition space serves the collection of contemporary art of the city of Vienna, existing since 1951. In thematic exhibitions, the MUSA presents mainly items from the comprehensive collection. Every year, the MUSA invites a foreign art institution to show an exhibition. Numerous accompanying events such as readings, concerts, lectures or discussions as well as guided tours, educational programs and workshops for children and adolescents complete the current topic.
Since its foundation in 1979, this service facility offers all persons living in Vienna the opportunity to borrow art for their own living space for a small fee. The changing collection of works of art from the collection of the cultural department of the city of Vienna consists of 1,200 to 1,500 drawings, watercolors, mixed techniques and various prints. The Artothek sees itself as an interface between the Viennese population, contemporary Viennese artists and collectors.
The start gallery in the MUSA acts as a promotion gallery for young artists. Especially graduates of the art universities are given the opportunity here to appear in the form of a personal exhibition for the first time to the public.
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