2012 is dedicated to Klimt due to his 150th birthday celebration. On the 24th of February a new exhibition “Klimt: up close and personal” started at Leopold Museum. The collection reveals images, letters and insights around Klimt. It will show masterpieces owned by Leopold Museum, but also national and international loans.
Original quotes by Klimt can be found next to his paintings, functioning as comments by Klimt about his own paintings. Various portraits show the artist himself and his many facets.
The exhibition also presents more than 400 postcards that Klimt sent his partner Emilie Flöge as well as various paintings from his private collection. Even Klimt’s studio, which served as his special retreat, was reconstructed.
The exhibition can be visited until the 27th of August 2012.
Tickets: 11€ adults, concession 7€, children under the age of 7: free admission
Opening hours: daily except for Tuesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday: 10am to 9pm, Tuesdays closed. June, Juli, August: opened daily.
If you are looking for a room to come to Vienna and visit exhibitions on Klimt: We offer a special Klimt package this year!
Source photo: http://www.leopoldmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/43/klimt-up-close-and-personal