Director's Guided Tour with Sabine Folie

Guided tour of the exhibition The Purloined Masterpiece. Pictures as Time Machines as part of the Vienna Art Week.

The Purloined Masterpiece. Images as Time Machines contrasts the conventional practice of collection display with a model that allows the Academys historical art collections – the Paintings Gallery, the Graphic Collection and the Plaster Cast Collection – to enter into conversation with contemporary works. The exhibition draws on these three rich collections, plucking out only a selection of the many possible pictorial programmes, typologies and allegorical formulas in order to loosely interweave these with works from other periods.

Sabine Folie, Director of the Art Collections of the Academy of Fine Arts and curator, will guide you through the exhibition.

Registration required at

Meeting point: Foyer of the Paintings Gallery.

Opening hours
Daily except Monday

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