kunsthistorisches and other museums

The Kunsthihistoriches Museum [Art History Museum] is one of the major museums in the Austrian capital. It was finished in 1891 and took 20 years to build. It was the last of the great buildings along the Ringstrasse to be constructed.

dome

dome

ceiling painting

ceiling painting

coffee shop

coffee shop

 

This Art History Museum features many sections and many art epochs / the Picture Gallery, Egyptian Near Eastern Collection, Antiquities Collection, Sculpture and Decorative arts and the Coin Cabinet.

The following are displays from the Picture Gallery:

sleeping venus

sleeping venus

peasant wedding

peasant wedding

training

training

antiquities greek

antiquities greek

 

The Sissi is another museum that features artifacts from the epoch of Emperor Franz Joseph, including some really extravagant exhibits showing the grandeur of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that existed from 1867-1918 when it collapsed as a result of defeat in WWI.

benvenuto cellini 1572

benvenuto cellini 1572

decorative art

decorative art

dining table

dining table

candlesticks

candlesticks

 

Another is the Albertina which houses the largest and most important aquarelles, drawings and prints of the modern masters from Monet to Picasso. It is only 3 minutes walk from the Vienna State Opera; and please don’t let the pink bunny bend your mind!

Albertina

Albertina

 

Links to major museums of fine arts

Hofburg Palace
Imperial Silver Collection
Sissi Museum
Imperial Apartments
Kunsthistoriches Museum + Kunstkammer

Imperial Treasure Schatzkammer
Museums Quarter

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