The Secession first opened its doors 125 years ago, on November 12, 1898. Come celebrate with us!
Sunday, November 12, 2023, 10am–6pm
Celebrate with us! We invite you to special guided anniversary tours in German and English, plus programming for children and opportunities to chat with the artists on the Secession’s board.
Nancy Fraser: “The Art of Work: William Morris on Emancipated Labour”
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:30pm
Lecture (in English)
As part of the series Foregrounding Externalities
In cooperation between the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Central European University, and the Secession
Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen: “A New Look at the Beethoven Frieze”
Thursday, November 16, 2023, 6:30pm
Lecture (in English)
In cooperation with the Friends of the Secession
On occasion of the anniversary, we offer free admission on the first Wednesday of every month throughout 2023. On the same days, you’re invited to attend the free guided anniversary tour at 5pm, which focuses on the history of the Association of Visual Artists and the architecture of the Secession’s iconic art-nouveau home.
Free admission dates:
January 4, 2023
February 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
April 5, 2023
May 3, 2023
June 7, 2023
July 5, 2023
August 2, 2023
September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023
December 6, 2023
General information on the history of the artists’ association, the architecture of the Art Nouveau building as well as Gustav Klimt and the Beethoven Frieze.
The general assembly of the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession elected a new board on October 4, 2021. Under its president Ramesch Daha, the board composed of Ricarda Denzer, Barbara Kapusta, Wilfried Kühn, Ulrike Müller, Nick Oberthaler, Michael Part, Lisl Ponger, Axel Stockburger, Sophie Thun, Anna Witt, and Jun Yang will lead the Secession in the coming years.
On June 14, reconstructions of two historic inscriptions will be installed to the right and left of the art nouveau building’s main entrance. They indicate the two key dates in the history of the Secession’s founding.
On occasion of the centenary of Koloman Moser’s (1869–1918) death, a model panel from his fresco Reigen der Kranzträgerinnen (Dance of the Wreath-Bearing Maidens) (1898) will be on display on the Secession’s rear side façade.
The board of the Association of Visual Artists: Ramesch Daha, elected new president of the Secession, and board members Ricarda Denzer, Philipp Fleischmann (not pictured), Barbara Kapusta, Wilfried Kühn, Ulrike Müller (not pictured), Nick Oberthaler, Michael Part, Lisl Ponger, Axel Stockburger, Sophie Thun, Anna Witt (not pictured) and Jun Yang, photo: Natascha Unkart / belle & sass