The National Art Center, Tokyo

Special Exhibition, “Vienna on the Path to Modernism”

"Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Emilie Flöge, 1902, Oil on canvas, 178 x 80 cmW ien Museum, ©Wien Museum / Foto Peter Kainz "

in progress – Aug 5 (Mon)
5/25(Sat) 10:00 – 22:00, 5/26(Sun) 10:00 – 18:00
The National Art Center, Tokyo, Special Exhibition Gallery 1E
[Admission fee]
Adults ¥1600 / College Students ¥1200 / High school students ¥800
* Photography is not permitted except in designated photo spots.
From the late 19th Century to early 20th Century in Vienna, a movement emerged seeking new art across all fields, from painting to architecture, crafts, design, and fashion, leading to the glittering splendor of a uniquely Viennese cultural form. During this era, artists such as Klimt and Schiele, and architects such as Wagner and Loos rose to prominence, bringing about a golden age for modern art and design. This exhibition examines Viennese fin de siècle culture from the vantage point of "the path to modernization," as it experiments with a new type of exhibition.
The exhibition looks at the beginnings of the movement in the 18th Century philosophy of European Enlightenment and provides a definitive portrayal of Vienna’s rich culture.