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Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now

Sunday, November 1st - Saturday, December 31st | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

“Our City!” starts with the years from 1945 to the present on the ground floor. It describes the development, in spite of the unhelpfulness of Austrian post-war politicians, of an almost completely destroyed Jewish community to its present-day modest but highly dynamic presence. It is a story of immigration: first from Eastern and Central Europe, […] | more

Espresso at last! The Café Arabia on Kohlmarkt

Wednesday, May 25th - Sunday, March 19th | Museum Judenplatz, Judenplatz 8, A-1010 Vienna

Café Arabia opened in 1951 on Vienna’s Kohlmarkt, in the middle of the city center. It imported the Italian espresso culture into the traditional coffee-making metropolis, which caused heated debates. Equally spectacular was the coffee house’s demise: In 1999 it had to give way to a boutique, which both regular guests and architecture connoisseurs regretted. […] | more

OUTDOOR: What does the Austrian Constitution have to do with me?

Monday, June 20th - Tuesday, February 28th | Seestadtpromenade, Seestadt,

The Austrian Constitution concerns us all and often has a direct impact on our daily lives. A new outdoor exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna in Seestadt tells its story.Our Constitution is the basis for democracy and the rule of law. However, this document’s origin, content and importance are scarcely anchored in the consciousness of […] | more

James T. Hong: Apologies v 2016.2, 2021

Thursday, October 13th - Sunday, February 12th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

Heads of state apologize. Beginning with Willy Brandt, who fell down on his knees in front of the monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1970, heads of state from all over the world express their regret in the video compilation work Apologies by the Taiwanese-American film artist James T. Hong. They apologize in a […] | more

100 Misunderstandings about and among Jews

Wednesday, November 30th - Sunday, June 4th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

The image of Jewish women and men is shaped by misunderstandings in large sections of the majority society. Whether it concerns the exaggeration of the “Jewish sense of family,” “Jewish learning,” a clichéd notion of “Jewish life,” or the sadness inherent in anything “Jewish,” all of this is based on misconceptions that later translate into […] | more

Happy Birthday Israel

Wednesday, February 22nd - Sunday, July 2nd | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

In 2023, the State of Israel will celebrate its 75th anniversary. The Jewish Museum Vienna is dedicating a participatory exhibition installation to mark this occasion.  The antisemitism he experienced in Vienna was decisive for Theodor Herzl to develop his Zionist idea, which he laid down in his 1896 pamphlet Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State). Vienna, which had become the “capital […] | more

Book presentation: Eva Geber “Madame d’Ora. Tagebücher aus dem Exil”

Thursday, February 23rd | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

D’Ora, whose real name is Dora Kallmus, was an internationally renowned photographer with studios in Vienna and later in Paris, where personalities ranging from Gustav Klimt to the Austrian imperial family, from Josephine Baker to Pablo Picasso, had their portraits taken. In 1940, after the Nazi occupation of France, she was forced to give up […] | more

Book presentation: Gerhard Friedrich “Heinrich Glücksmann: Brückenbauer in neue Zeiten” – the discovery of a forgotten person

Monday, February 27th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

With this book, Gerhard Friedrich presents the first comprehensive biography of Heinrich Glücksmann, a prominent man of the theater, pacifist, journalist and writer in his day who died in exile in 1943. He worked for a quarter century as the dramaturg of the Deutsches Volkstheater in Vienna. At the end of the Hapsburg Monarchy and […] | more