Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vienna Sightseeing Tip: The Mumok



The Mumok (Museum Moderner Kunst/Museum of Modern Art) is the biggest museum of contemporary art in Central Europe, and Vienna’s greatest. 

The Mumok is always worth a visit, if only for its architecture. And inside it’s just as impressive, since the curators can draw from an extensive collection and present interesting focal points. 

There are five levels with works by Pablo Picasso, Nam June Paik, Andy Warhol and Günter Brus, ranging from Pop Art to Photorealism and from Fluxus to New Realism. 
230 pieces were given to the museum by the German industrialist and art lover Peter Ludwig and his wife Irene in 1981.

The Mumok regularly organizes special exhibitions and is known for its large collection of art related to Viennese Actionism. 

The Mumok is located in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien. It is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays till 9 pm. 

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