Leopold Museum, Vienna

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    Fantastic art collection in the MuseumsQuartier

    by Jefie Updated Dec 23, 2012

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    Leopold Museum is one of several art museums located in Vienna's MuseumsQuartier. It centres around the massive collection put together by Rudolf Leopold. Leopold started acquiring pieces in the mid-1950s when he was still in his early thirties. Early on, he showed a particular interest in the sketches and paintings of Egon Schiele, whose work was still relatively unknown at the time and therefore not very expensive (one of his paintings recently sold for $40.1 million!). Over the next 50 years, Leopold and his wife would increase their art collection to include over 5,000 pieces, and it found a home at the Leopold Museum in 2001. There is a special section in the museum dedicated to Schiele, but the works of several other major artists, including Gustav Klimt and other Secessionists, are also featured. It is not too big, and therefore less overwhelming than other museums, which in my opinion only makes the quality and originality of the paintings on display stand out even more since you actually have time to admire and take in each piece.

    Leopold Museum is open daily except for Tuesdays. Admission costs $12.

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    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Leopold Museum - Klimt

    I went to the Leopold Museum to see the work of Austrian artists Egon Schiele, Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka... Klimt being one of my favourites.

    It was a fabulous exhibition and the work is well displayed on 5 floors - all with lift access. There is a very good cafe serving refreshments with waiter service throughout the day and live music is played on Thursdays Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday evenings throughout August.

    Entry to the Museum is 9E for adults.

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    by naruto Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Residents at the Leopold Museum

    This is a really cool museum, situated in the Museum Quartier compound. It is a modern building and houses the private art collection of Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold.

    The Leopold has one of the most extensive collection of Egon Schiele's works, as well as major art pieces by Klimt and Kokoschka, two of Austria's best-known artists. You can also find works by lesser-known but equally fascinating artists like Anton Kolig, Richard Gerstl and Alfred Kubin.

    Currently, there is a special exhibition of Schiele's Landscapes featuring paintings of houses and townhouses. This ends last day of January 2005.

    OPENING HOURS:
    Daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
    Thu. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Closed on Tue.

    ADMISSION:
    Adults 9 Euros
    Adults Vienna Card 5.5 Euros

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    Leopold Museum--Art Nouveau

    by dustmon Written Jun 24, 2010

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    They had a weird exhibit from Otto Muehl at the Leopold---not for the squeemish or prudish with some pretty erotic paintings of nude women and devils and goats, and other strange views---entertaining in a strange way, tho.....
    Large collection of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt
    daily except tuesdays 10-6 thursdays until 9

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    by BruceDunning Updated Nov 12, 2007

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    A site to see inside

    We did not go inside, but from previous experiences it was a site to take in on a tour. It holds 5,000 exhibits collected by the Rudolphs. It just opened in 2001 after assembling the collection. Main features is Austrian art from 20th century, a lot by Klimt and Schiegle.

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    Klimt and Schiele: The Leopold museum

    by Ekaterinburg Written Jan 1, 2007

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    Leopold Museum

    The Leopold museum is based on the extensive art collection of Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold and was established in 2001. It's a modern building, light, airy and easy to navigate. No matter which temporary exhibition is running, most people come here to see the works of Austria's finest Expressionist and Secessionist painters, Schiele and Klimt. In truth, the Klimt is sparse to say the least but it does have the amazing 'Life and Death' which makes a trip here worthwhile all on it's own. This is not as famous as 'The Kiss' but it is every bit as colourful and dramatic and much more detailed. There are several rooms of Schiele's work and some of it is very dark indeed. His mother and child pictures I found particularly disturbing : Mother and Child; Dead Mother; Blind Mother - all frankly, scary ! The German Expressionist Exhibition, running during my trip in December was absolutely spectacular, with paintings and sculpture by such greats as Franz Marc, Kirchner, August Macke and Kandinsky.
    Comfort Note: The Leopold provides gold velvet seats to rest your weary bones on. Very comfortable indeed.
    To see more Klimt, including 'The Kiss' you must go to the Belvedere Palace in the 3rd District.

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    Leopold Museum

    by turnip2000 Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Egon Schiele

    I like expressionists artists (Schiele, der blaue Reiter group, etc) and this museum is nice. Give it a shot and you will like it.

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