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The Secession Turns 125

The Secession first opened its doors 125 years ago, on November 12, 1898. Come celebrate with us!

 

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

Association of Visual Artists, building & Beethoven Frieze

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

Ramesch Daha Elected New President of the Secession

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.

Reconstruction of the Founding Dates on the Secession’s Façade

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.

Reconstruction of the fresco Reigen der Kranzträgerinnen by Koloman Moser

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.

Secession 2021, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2021, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2021, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2023, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2023, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2023, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

Secession 2018, photo: Jorit Aust

The board of the Association of Visual Artists: Ramesch Daha, elected new president of the Secession, and board members Ricarda Denzer, 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



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