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Leopoldi-Day - #EnergyforArt at the Leopold Museum

OMV enables the opening of the Leopold Museum free of charge for everyone on November 15, 2021 on this year’s Leopoldi-Day.

Leopoldi Day - the day of Saint Leopold, national patron saint of Vienna and Lower Austria and national patron saint of Austria - is traditionally a day off in Vienna and Lower Austria. This year it is also a special holiday at the Leopold Museum: OMV and Leopold Museum are inviting everyone, under the motto #EnergyforArt to visit the museum free of charge and to use the multifaceted and free educational program.

Free enjoyment of art for the whole family, supported by OMV

Hourly tours through the three current exhibitions, an open studio for children aged 6-12 and special workshops for children and youth groups with different thematic focuses invite families, children, young people and childcare facilities to spend this day at the Leopold Museum.

Program

Guided tours for adults

The following tours are offered for young people and adults

  • Vienna 1900. Birth of Modernism every hour from 10:30 a.m. up to and including 3:30 p.m.
  • The Schedlmayer Collection. A Discovery! at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein. Photography as an analytical practice at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

 LEO children's atelier and OMV surprise gift "Circle, Square and Triangle"

Artists such as Emil Orlik, Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and Fanny Harlfinger-Zacukka used geometric shapes playfully in their works of art. In the Schedlmayer collection, the children search together for circles, squares and triangles. Where are they hiding - in pictures, furniture and also in design? Inspired by this, we offer children the opportunity to let their inspiration flow and to use the shapes for themselves in the open LEO children's studio - made out of paper and in color.

For children aged 6 to 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshops for children's groups and youth program

"Gustav Klimt and his time" for children between the ages of 6 to 10 years

Together, the participants go on a walk through Gustav Klimt's Vienna. They hear about Vienna's Ringstrasse, meet the painter Hans Makart and visit an exhibition of well-known landscape painters. Gustav Klimt's pictures impress the viewers by the way the people and ornaments, and his landscape pictures make the viewer dream of summer. Inspired by his works, the participants in the studio transform various motifs into “Gustav” ornaments.

“I am I” for young people between the ages of 10 and 14

From many of the pictures in the collection in the Leopold Museum artists look at the viewers. Do the art pieces also reveal something about the personality, desires and thoughts of the respective person? Together, the participants look at works of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, among others to analyze and discuss what they see in the art pieces. Back at the studio, the participants create their own self-portrait with the question in mind: What picture do you have of yourself? What does your picture reveal about yourself?

The workshops are available at the following times: 10:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:45 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

All detailed information can be found here on the official website of Leopold Museum.