Vienna, the capital of Central and Eastern Europe and one of the undisputed European capitals of art. You can visit its museums and galleries for weeks and still only manage to see a fraction of what this city of art has to offer. What are the collections of the Art History Museum or the Albertina? Who gathered them and what was their motive? What treasures and mysteries are hidden in the Vienna Kunstkammer? How did the famous Cellini salt cellar get stolen? During the meetings of the Museums of Vienna series you will be able to take a closer look at several paintings by Breughel, Titian, Caravaggio and Rembrandt. But Vienna is not only the historical collections of the Habsburgs. It is also, and for some above all, the capital of Art Nouveau. Of course, you cannot miss a presentation of the collections of the Belvedere or the Leopold Museum, as well as works by artists such as Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt.
*Katarzyna Wesołowska-Eisl – art historian, museum educator. For many years deputy head of the Education Department of the National Museum in Warsaw. Author of educational programs for temporary and permanent exhibitions of the museum. She conducted series of lectures on history of art in numerous cultural institutions. Spent the last few years with her family in Greece and the Netherlands, where she taught a series of art and art history classes at the German International School in The Hague. She has been living in Vienna for two years. Her passion is exploring cities and museums, learning about new cultures, and popularizing art through lectures and workshops.