Discount: 3 € reduction on regular admission fee
The MAK is a museum and space of experimentation for applied arts at the interface of design, architecture, and contemporary art. Its core competence lies in a contemporary exploration of these fields aimed at revealing new perspectives and elucidating discourse at the edges of the institution’s traditions. The MAK focuses its efforts on securing an adequate recognition and positioning of applied arts. It pursues new approaches to its extensive collection, which encompasses various epochs, materials, and artistic disciplines, and develops these approaches to compelling views.
Inaugurated in 1871, the building by Heinrich von Ferstel is one of the grandest works of architecture on Vienna’s Ringstraße. Today the MAK, originally founded as the “Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry”.
It accommodates a unique collection of precious art and craftwork from the fields of furniture, glass, porcelain, silver, and textiles from the middle ages to today. With more than 1 million objects and printed works it is one of the most important museums of its kind in the world.
The spacious exhibition rooms were designed by contemporary artists and show selected highlights of the MAK Collection.
The extensive MAK Permanent Collection Vienna 1900 is fully devoted to the development of Viennese arts and crafts between 1890 and 1938. Which tells the story of the search for and development of an individual Viennese style, and highlights socio-political aspects related to Viennese Modernism.
Masterpieces from the Wiener Werkstätte by Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann or Koloman Moser are represented here as well as style-defining furniture design by Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos.
Your benefit with the QueerCityPass Vienna: 3 € reduction at MAK
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