Otto Wagner (1841–1918) is one of the most significant architects of the turn of the 20th century. His building projects – among them the Vienna city railway (Wiener Stadtbahn), the Postal Savings Bank (Postsparkasse), and the Kirche am Steinhof church – are regarded as milestones on the path from historicism to modernism.
The Wien Museum’s comprehensive jubilee exhibition in 2018 coincides with the one hundredth anniversary of Wagner’s death and is the first major dedicated to this titan of urban architecture in over fifty years. The exhibition locates Wagner’s oeuvre in relation to his companions and opponents, illuminates his artistic, cultural and political environment, and conveys a sense of his international appeal. Exquisite drawings, models, furniture, paintings, and personal belongings vividly relate the story of Wagner’s prodigious career.
Until 7 October 2018