TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CAREProcess – Studio for Art and Design Martin Grödl and Moritz Resl © Philipp-Podesser Kollektiv-Fischka
Online Zoom Talk


MAK Dialogues
iCalThu, 21.10.2021 6.30 pm
MAK DAY 2021

MAK DAY 2021

Admission € 6, tours at no charge
iCalTue, 26.10.2021 10.00 am 9.00 pm
OPENING TEACHING KLIMTFerdinand Laufberger, Das Blinde-Kuh-Spiel [Blind Man’s Buff], Vienna, 1865 Oil on canvas © Otmar Rychlik
Opening | Free Admission


iCalTue, 02.11.2021 7.00 pm
Scarcely any other artist has been the subject of so much literature as has Gustav Klimt. Yet to date the formative influence of his years at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts has received far too little attention. The MAK is now turning its attention to this topic, whereby Ferdinand Laufberger, a professor of Klimt’s whom the latter revered his entire life, is being accorded a place of honor. Besides Laufberger, the Ringstraße artists Ludwig Minnigerode, Friedrich Sturm, and Michael Rieser also left their mark as Klimt’s teachers on his work. Doubtless induced by Rudolf Eitelberger, modern artists such as Anselm Feuerbach likewise exercised an enduring influence on Klimt’s artistic development. The exhibition is thus dedicated to the influence of these years in the School of Arts and Crafts on Klimt’s oeuvre as a whole. Works from the MAK’s rich inventory, on show for the first time, are complemented by loans from international collections, illustrating the relationship between Klimt’s vocational training and his later artistic development.
Guest Curator: Otmar Rychlik
MAK Curator: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive
CAMONDOLetters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal
Book Presentation


Eine Familiengeschichte in Briefen by Edmund de Waal
iCalWed, 10.11.2021 7.00 pm
Please registerCAMONDO
Free admission
An event of the Zsolnay Verlag in cooperation with the MAK.

6:00 p.m.
We invite you to visit the MAK permanent presentation VIENNA 1900 as well as the exhibition SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE. A Dialogue with Michael Anastassiades to get in the mood for the book presentation.
7:00 p.m.
CAMONDO. Eine Familiengeschichte in Briefen (Letters to Camondo)
by Edmund de Waal
After “The Hare with Amber Eyes,” a new masterpiece of memoir literature by Edmund de Waal.
History is not the past, it never stops and unfolds in our hands. This is what Edmund de Waal writes in his new book, which takes him back to the Rue de Monceau in Paris, where his ancestor Charles Ephrussi once tended the famous hare with amber eyes, where Marcel Proust lived in the immediate neighborhood, and where the banker Moïse de Camondo from Constantinople had a palace built that today houses a museum unchanged since 1936. No one just happened to find themselves in this “street of beginnings,” de Waal says, and begins to write imaginary letters to Moïse about the multifaceted relationships of their two families, about assimilation, generosity, private and public life, and again and again about the importance of memory and that there cannot and must not be a “closing line.”
Lilli Hollein, General Director, MAK
Herbert Ohrlinger, Publishing Director, Paul Zsolnay Verlag
Wolfgang Popp, journalist and author 
Edmund de Waal, author
An event of the Zsolnay Verlag in cooperation with the MAK.
About the author
Edmund de Waal was born in Nottingham in 1964 and studied in Cambridge. He was Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster and has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Gagosian Gallery in New York, among others. He lives in London. Zsolnay published German-language editions of his internationally acclaimed book The Hare with Amber Eyes. A Hidden Inheritance in 2011, The White Road. A Journey Into Obsession in 2016, and Letters to Camondo in 2021.
About the book
CAMONDO. Eine Familiengeschichte in Briefen, by Edmund de Waal, translated by Brigitte Hilzensauer, 26 euros, ISBN 978-3-552-07257-2, published by Zsolnay Verlag in 2021
Registration required!
The 2.5 G rule applies to all visitors: vaccinated, recovered, tested (PCR test, performed not more than 48 hours ago).
It is obligatory to wear an FFP2 mask during the entire visit to the museum.
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and CraftsTEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts Poster for the Internationale Ausstellung für Musik und Theaterwesen, 1892 © Tibor Rauch/MAK
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TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts

MAK Dialogues
iCalTue, 16.11.2021 6.30 pm
OPENING 100 BEST POSTERS 20© Bueronardin/Niko Havrane
Opening | Free admission


iCalTue, 16.11.2021 7.00 pm
Please registerOPENING 100 BEST POSTERS 201344416536680
OPENING JOSEF HOFFMANNJosef Hoffmann, WW postcard no. 75, bar room “CABARET FLEDERMAUS, WIEN, KÄRNTNERSTRASSE 33,” Vienna, 1907 © MAK
Free Admission


Progress Through Beauty
iCalTue, 14.12.2021 7.00 pm
Please registerOPENING JOSEF HOFFMANNOn the occasion of his 150th birthday, the exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN: Progress Through Beauty comprehensively documents for the first time the entire oeuvre of the architect, designer, teacher, and exhibition organizer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), one of the luminaries of Viennese Modernism and the international life reform movement. With his indefatigable design work and teaching, Hoffmann cultivated an exemplary model of modern lifestyles based on a construction and product culture that was both shaped by craft and artistically ambitious. The show presents a cross section of Hoffmann’s revolutionary design and his most important buildings, including the Stoclet House in Brussels (1905–1911) and the Purkersdorf Sanatorium (1904–1905).

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All events take place in German, unless otherwise mentioned.