"YOUTH DISCOVERS VIENNA 1900”: LEOPOLD MUSEUM OFFERS FREE VISITS

Cooperation with the Chamber of Labour Vienna allows for free art education programs for Viennese pupils

Thanks to the generous support of the Chamber of Labour Vienna (Arbeiterkammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte Wien – AK Wien for short), the Leopold Museum is able to offer new, free art education programs for children and adolescents from September 2020 to June 2021. The initiative entitled “Youth Discovers Vienna 1900”— “powered by AK Wien” – comprises programs devised especially for primary school classes with a high percentage of pupils who speak German as a second language, as well as students attending secondary schools, polytechnic secondary schools and vocational schools, to facilitate their access to art and culture.

“To all of us, language is a treasure of immeasurable value. The educational system’s task and aim is to ensure children acquire an extensive vocabulary and help them enrich it. Exploring art and culture provides an exciting and varied opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge and vocabulary. In cooperation with AK Wien, we invite Viennese pupils to participate in the programs of our initiative “Youth Discovers Vienna 1900”. Guided by our seasoned team of art education experts, students will be able to discover the various art movements prevalent in Vienna around 1900, from Jugendstil to Expressionism, and to learn more about the wealth of artistic and intellectual achievements of that time.”

Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Director of the Leopold Museum

The programs are based upon the extensive permanent presentation “Vienna 1900. Birth of Modernism” comprising works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and Otto Wagner. The exhibition, spanning three floors, affords exciting insights into the cultural life of Vienna some 120 years ago. The events characterizing the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, an era full of advancements in science and research, social innovations and political upheaval, are still highly topical and relevant today. After all, the groundwork for many of the benefits children and adolescents enjoy in today’s Vienna – a city renowned for its above-average quality of living – was laid in the first two decades of the 20th century.

The programs (in German):

WEALTH OF WORDS IN THE MUSEUM

(for primary school classes)

The only treasure that no one can take away from us is language. This treasure can be enriched – especially in a museum! Age-appropriate dialogues foster verbal expression and communication, as well as imagination and creativity in front of works by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele. Following a thrilling word treasure hunt, the children go to the studio to experience how words can become images.

Duration: 1.5 hours incl. studio visit

TURN OF THE CENTURY IN VIENNA WITH KLIMT AND SCHIELE

(for secondary school and polytechnic secondary school classes)

in cooperation with TEACH FOR AUSTRIA.

Vienna around 1900 – what was considered modern, what was being built, what was happening on the “runways” and how did the Viennese live? Throughout the course of our tour, we will meet the artists of that time, and hear about their dreams and their rebellious aspirations to renew art. Whether expressed through painting, artisan craftwork or design, their works all reflect the social upheaval of the time. Afterwards, a roll of the die will decide if our own pictures created in the spirit of Klimt and Schiele are to be inspired by Jugendstil or Expressionism.

Duration: 1.5 hours incl. studio visit

HEAD + HANDS + TOOLS = DESIGN

(for vocational school classes)

Do you prefer working with your head, your hands, with tools or your PC? Which of these skills is needed for your job? In the museum we will think about the professional worlds of then and now. 100 years ago, Viennese designers rejected industrial production and returned to craftsmanship, with beauty and functionality as their main concerns. We will explore the greatest designs of Jugendstil in the museum, and will create beautiful objects in the studio. Your cooperation is highly welcome!

Duration: 1.5 hours incl. studio visit

YOUTH DISCOVERS VIENNA 1900 – POWERED BY AK WIEN

Free art education programs plus free admission to the Leopold Museum for Viennese pupils in 2020/2021

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