Essl Museum and Essl Collection saved!

The Essl Collection will be retained and will be exhibited largely in the same extent as in the past.
The Essl Collection has been acquired by the family foundations Haselsteiner and Essl. The artworks will be incorporated in the the newly founded “SE-Sammlung Essl GmbH”, of which Haselsteiner holds 60% and Essl 40%.
For recapitalization,  44 artworks (predominantly international art) will  be auctioned at Christies in London on October, 13th.
More information in our press release (in German only):

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adolf frohner (1934 - 2007)

five decades of painting, graphics, object
In 2014, his anniversary year, the Essl Museum is giving Adolf Frohner his first retrospective in over ten years. The solo exhibition gives an overview of his oeuvre, with major works from all periods. Frohner initially became a sensation in the context of Vienna Actionism, but even in the early 1960s he was increasingly turning to painting, drawing and sculpture. With his critical view of humanity and the world Frohner became one of Austria’s most important post-1945 artists.
THURSDAY, 04. September 2014, 7.30 p.m.
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Online Jury Voting

01 November -
14 December 2014

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Tue - Sun:    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed:10.a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday closed, except on national holidays


“Art education in our house shall build bridges in various ways, from the artwork to the observer. For us it is a very special gift when visitors come back in order to experience the adventure of art.”
Agnes and Karlheinz Essl

The art education at the Essl Museum is characterized by the combination of talks in front of original artworks and hands-on testing of the visitors’ own creativity at the museum art studio. We offer workshops and guided tours for kids, families, adults and groups!

Find out about our regular workshops, guided tours and events and get to know the team of the art education!

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Free Bus Shuttle

Tuesday - Sunday
Departure Albertinaplatz 1
(in front of Albertina)
Wien > Essl Museum 10 am, 12 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
Essl Museum > Wien 11 am, 1pm, 3 pm, 6 pm