With the reopening of the Liechtenstein Museum on 29 March 2004, some of the art treasures in the Princely Collections returned home to the Garden Palace in Vienna. They had been on public exhibition there up to 1938, and were known as the most beautiful private collection in the world. Thus, Vienna now joins Vaduz as a second showcase for the engaged princely patronage by successive generations of the House of Liechtenstein.
The Liechtenstein Museum exhibits a selection of masterpieces of European art dating from the early Renaissance to the Baroque and drawn from the most important private collection in the world, including paintings by Raphael, Giulio Romano, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck as well as sculptures by Mantegna, Giambologna and Adrian de Fries. An active acquisitions policy ensures that this collection is continually enlivened by new accents and focuses.
The Museum sees itself as a place for people to bask in the enjoyment of a synaesthetic experience for all the senses, where all artistic genres combine to unfold their magic as historic ensemble. Vienna’s largest secular baroque hall, the Herkules Hall, is the venue for music events.
Liechtenstein Museum, Fürstengasse 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria, Google Maps