Schiele and Klimt at Leopold
Egon Schiele or Gustav KLimt, but also Art Nouveau and art from Vienna round the year 1900 can be seen in Leopold Museum.
Collections of Art by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt
One of the important museums in the city of Vienna is the Leopold Museum. It is located in the Museums Quarter in the city of Vienna in the 7th district. The Leopold Museum also has an exciting architecture. The Leopold Collection is one of the most important collections of Austrian Modernism. More than 5000 images and objects can be seen in this collection. These works were put together by the couple Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold. It took them 5 decades to collect this huge collection of art.
Egon Schiele: The largest collection in the world
The outstanding feature of the Leopold Museum is the world's largest collection of works by Egon Schiele. Pictures and information about the artist Egon Schiele are also available online. Gathered were graphics and paintings. It took about fifty years for the couple to put together this collection. The focus of the Leopold Museum lies in the art of the first half of the 20th century. Besides Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt is also represented there. But many other artists from Austria and around the world are exhibited at the Leopold Museum.
Facts about the Leopold Museum
The collection, which the couple Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold have put together, can be found since 2001 in the Vienna Leopold Museum. The couple handed over the works as part of a foundation to the new owners. The total value of the approximately 5,000 works is estimated at about 575 million euros.
The Leopold Museum has an area of 12600 square meters. However this is including the storage rooms and office space. The exhibition at the Leopold Museum in Vienna covers 5400 square meters. The building was built in the Museums Quarter. The building works startet in April 1998 and went on until January 2001. The Republic and the National Bank invested about 29 million euros in the building of the Leopold Museum.
- Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
- Thursday: 10:00 - 21:00
- Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
- Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
- Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00