Summer is already just around the corner and with it, of course, a summer full of culture in Vienna! Today we’ll share which current exhibitions you shouldn’t miss at the mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna.
The Art Nouveau architecture gave us some pretty amazing landmarks. You just gotta love it! Vienna Secession, as the movement was known in Vienna, left a huge impact on the city’s architecture as we know it today, and it wouldn’t be possible without Joseph Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann — the architects who were there to establish the movement, and Otto Wagner, who joined a bit later. In this blog post, we will show you some of the best-known and most popular Viennese Art Nouveau buildings from all around the city.
Have you ever been to MuseumsQuartier in Vienna? Spreading over 90,000m2 with 60 cultural institutions, it’s not only one of the world’s largest art and cultural areas, but also a place of relaxation in the city center with its many courtyards, small cafés, and hidden stores. So that you don’t feel overwhelmed by this vast offer, we have put together a guide on how to spend the perfect day at MQ Vienna. Enjoy!
This past Tuesday marked International Museum Day which took place under the motto “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine.” Museums have had a hard time in the last year – a lot has changed which made the development of new concepts and approaches necessary. Due to the many closed days, the focus shifted to digital offers and reaching the public off the beaten track. This required new and perhaps unfamiliar approaches, which is why we launched the project “Digitalizing Culture.” We want to provide organizations and companies from the tourism, art, and culture sectors with urgently needed digital solutions, offer them an innovative platform, and support them in communicating with their target groups.
Happy Easter! Now that it’s Good Friday, we hope you are ready for an ‘eggstraordinary’ Easter weekend if you do celebrate Easter! Although your Easter festivities are very likely going to be in a smaller circle than usual, we want to seize the chance to introduce you to some rather unusual and curious Easter traditions around the world, which you might not have heard of already. Enjoy!
Carnival, which officially always starts on 11.11 at 11:11 of the previous year, is coming to an end –but the highlight of carnival, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fasching, or however you want to call it, is just around the corner! Next Tuesday, this year on February 16th, people all around the world would usually be celebrating like there’s no tomorrow. Alas, we don’t have to emphasize that huge celebrations and parties are unfortunately not happening this year. However, we still want to invite you on a short, virtual tour around the globe and introduce you to seven striking Carnival traditions you might not have heard of. Enjoy this little excursion, and as we said in our Curious New Year’s Traditions blog, we are keeping our fingers crossed we’ll all be able to celebrate Carnival again the right way in 2022.
In last week’s blog post, we talked to travel bloggers to see how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their professional lifestyle. As they literally travel for a living and cannot or are super limited in travel at the moment, we were curious to learn how they are handling the situation, and if they have come up with alternative content or business plans in these unpredictable times. In part two this week, we caught up with a few more travel bloggers.
It is undeniable that the current COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on all of us. While some of us are still lucky enough to have our jobs and are maybe able to work from home, not all professional groups can do the same.
The Secession emerged from an artists’ movement at the end of the 19th century by a group who split off from the conservative Künstlerhaus. Read on to find out how Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Hermann Bahr, and many others revolutionized the art scene and what the Secession is all about today.