The Shape of Time

The collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum represent some 5,000 years of human creativity from Ancient Egypt up until 1800. For the exhibition The Shape of Time, we will present a group of major loaned artworks dating from 1800 to the present day, as stepping stones to lead our visitors from the point at which our own collections end to the point at which we find ourselves today.

The loaned artworks will be carefully placed within the rooms of our Picture Gallery, in active conversation with historical objects and artists. In this way, the exhibition will seek to explore the evolution of ideas and images across centuries and cultures, and encourage visitors to look simultaneously backwards and forwards between objects made hundreds of years apart, each of which has the potential to alter our experience of the other.

We have secured major loans of works by artists including J.M.W. Turner, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Claude Cahun, Mark Rothko, Maria Lassnig, Eleanor Antin, Franz West, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Catherine Opie and Steve McQueen. Furthermore, the artists Peter Doig and Kerry James Marshall have been commissioned to paint new works specifically for the exhibition.

Venue

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Tue. 22 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 29 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 31 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 01 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

June

  • Fri. 01 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Jun 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

July

  • Sun. 01 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 01 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Jul 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.