MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna

MUMOK, as it is named for short, is a museum that was designed to be a place to help promote and display all that is best about the modern age of art. They focus on pieces that have been done during the 20th and 21st Centuries. With such a focus, they have been able to amass one of the world’s larger collections of paintings, sketches, sculpture, etc. from this period.

The building that houses the collection is just as unique as the art. The outer structure is done in a very dark gray lava stone, which is a real contrast to all the other buildings around it. One will also quickly notice the unusual shapes of the windows as well. It is simply about as stark a contrast as anyone could have made to the quintessential Habsburg style castles of the area. For that reason alone, you may want to go visit.

There is also a lot of technology built into this place. The purpose is to present art in a wholly new way, and to push the edge of thinking on how art should be displayed in a formalized manner. The complex is located in the Museumsquartier, at Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 in Vienna. There are guided tours are offered each day, and are free to those visiting. The tour is in German, but you can call ahead to arrange a visit with an English speaking guide.

Operation hours: Monday 2 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 am - 7 pm, Thursday 10 am - 9 pm.
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Sight Name: MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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