Art collection from the Middle Ages to the present
The Belvedere is a World Heritage Site, a Baroque jewel, and the site of the Austrian State Treaty. It is both one of the oldest museums in the world and a venue for contemporary art. The unique, overall complex, with its two palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, and their extensive gardens, is one of the most stunning Baroque architectural ensembles in the world. In the 18th century, the Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the renowned Baroque architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to build a summer residence. After the death of Prince Eugene, Empress Maria Theresa acquired the entire complex and transformed the Upper Belvedere into an exhibition venue for the imperial collections – making it one of the first public museums in the world.
The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Highlights include the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings (including Kiss and Judith) as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism.
THE AGE OF DÜRER, Austria at the Gate of the Renaissance: 21.10.2021 to 30.01.2022
LADY WITH FAN, Gustav Klimts last works: 25.03.2021 to 13.02.2022
Better Times? Waldmüller and the Viennese Biedermeier: 12.05.2021 to 27.02.2022