Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz, Wien, Österreich
Wednesday - Monday: 10am - 6pm
Dogs allowed? No
Pictures: ©Leopold Musuem
©Alexander Eugen Koller
The world's largest collection of works by Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele
Highlights include works by Gustav Klimt (Death and Life) and Oskar Kokoschka (Tre Croci)
Huge windows on the cuboid building offer panoramic views of the city – and fill the exhibitions with light, to illuminate your art-going experience
The Leopold Museum houses one of the most important collections of early 20th-century Austrian art. The main focus of the collection is art of the first half of the 20th century and includes the world's largest collection of works by the influential Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele. The focus is his radical and expressive works, created between 1910 and 1915.
There's also an impressive set of works by world-renowned artist Gustav Klimt - co-founder of the Vienna Secession in 1897.
The permanent exhibition Vienna 1900 allows visitors to experience the diversity of an era marked by the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, (a 'total work of art' that permeates all aspects of life). The works on display here include Expressionist paintings, pieces from the Vienna Secession and masterpieces of the Wiener Werkstätte - the Viennese arts and crafts movement.