Albertina Museum (Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna) — this museum has a large collection of over a million prints and 60,000 drawings that originally established by Duke Albert of Saxony-Teschen (a son-in-law of Empress Maria Theresia) in 1776. That collection includes famed pieces like Dürer’s “Hare” and his “Hands folded in prayer”, Rubens’ studies of children and masterpieces by Schiele, Cézanne, Klimt, Kokoschka, Picasso and Rauschenberg are displayed in the rotating exhibitions.
On permanent display in the Albertina’s new exhibition collection are the most exciting art movements of the last 130 years: from French impressionism to German expressionism to the Russian avant garde and the present. Monet’s “Water Lily Pond”, Degas’ “Dancers” and Renoir’s “Girl” can be gazed at in wonder, as can paintings by Beckmann, Macke, Chagall, Malevich, Rothko, Rainer and Katz. In addition, the Albertina has an architecture and photographic collection (incl. Helmut Newton, Lisette Model), whose works are displayed in special shows. See the museum’s website for more details: www.albertina.at
Admission: € 11.90 (adult), € 9.90 (seniors), € 8.50 (students up to age 26), free for children 19 years and younger.