MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1

1070 Vienna
Phone: +43-1-525 00


The museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien (mumok) is one of the central venues for presenting and communicating modern and contemporary art in an international art and museum context. Striking in its concise outer appearance, encased by grey basalt-lava stone, the cube of the mumok is Amidst this new centre of arts and culture, where art history can be examined in its manifold expressions from Modernism to the present, mumok constitutes a kind of a focal point, where art history and contemporary art are combined in a permanent dialogue under one roof.

The museum’s collection is displayed on three levels of exhibition space in a series of presentations which change every year. In order to illuminate new aesthetical and content-dependent coherences, the works are shown under the title FOCUS. A separate exhibition space with a temporary cinema – the mumok Factory – as well as several exhibition levels are available for special exhibitions and contemporary art with its discoursive practices; the Factory's view of the present alters at the same time the perception of the past, thereby designating the museum as 'work in progress'.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (15)

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Permanent Collection

Covering the entire period from 1900 until 1960, this comprehensively presented collection features the defining movements and artists of the heroic age of modern art. Expressionism (Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner), Cubism and Futurism (Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, Giacomo Balla), as well as constructive tendencies (Piet Mondrian, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Wassily Kandinsky), can be found alongside some of the central works of Dada and Surrealism (Man Ray, Max Ernst, René Magritte, André Masson). The collection not only includes some of the incunabula of modern art, such as the „Croucher“ by André Derain, but also a number of singular works by lone heroes like Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti or Francis Bacon.


Ludwig Goes Pop
12 February– 13 September 2015

Villa Design Group
The Bernard Natan Centre for the Arts
12 February–13 September 2015

John Skoog. VÄRN
26 June–20 September 2015

Previous Exhibitions

My Body Is the Event
6 March– 23 August 2015

David Lieske - Platoon (RL-X)
12 February–14 June 2015

The Present of Modernism
14 March 2014–15 February 2015

Jenni Tischer – Baloise Art-Prize
18 October 2014–1 February 2015

Cosima von Bonin
4 October 2014–18 January 2015

Josef Dabernig – Rock the Void
6 June–14 September 2014

Flaka Haliti – Henkel Art.Award. 2013
6 June–5 October 2014

Space & Reality
6 June–7 September, 2014

Moyra Davey – Burn the Diaries
21 February–25 May 2014

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Herbert Foundation and mumok in Dialogue
21 February–18 May 2014

in progress - Works from the mumok Collection
22 February 2013–23 February 2014

Marge Monko - How to Wear Red
25 October 2013-9 February 2014

and Materials and Money and Crisis
8 November 2013-2 February 2014

Albert Oehlen - Malerei
8 June-20 October 2013

Simon Denny - The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom
5 July-13 October 2013

Verena Dengler - Fantastic Socialism
23 February–23 June 2013

Franz West - Where is my Eight?
23 February–26 May 2013

Poetry of Reduction - Minimal, Concept, Land Art
17 September 2012–5 May 2013

Alejandro Cesarco
22 September 2012–10 February 2013

Dan Flavin - Lights
13 October 2012–3 February 2013

Judith Barry - Voice off
24 August 2012–13 January 2013

Reflecting Fashion - Art and Fashion since Modernism
15 June–23 September 2012

David Ter-Organyan - Winner of the Henkel Art.Award. 2011
15 June–9 September 2012

Pop and the Sixties
19 January–2 September 2012

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Prosperous Poison
10 September 2015–24 April 2016

To expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer
2 October 2015–24 January 2016

Always, Always, Others
2 October 2015–16 May 2016

Ulrike Müller
2 October 2015–31 January 2016


Normal: € 10,-

Reduced: € 8,-
Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, Club Ö1, Wien-Karte, DER STANDARD-subscribers

Reduced: € 7,-
Students up to 27 years of age, compulsory alternative draft, unemployed

Free entry:
Children and young persons under 19, members of the Association of Friends of the Visual Arts, Annual Pass holders, IAA-members, bearers of the 'Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur' ID card.

Term Ticket: € 12,-
(Summer term Feb 1– Oct 30 / Winter term Sep 1– Feb 29)
Students up to 27 years of age

Family Ticket: € 14,-
2 adults with up to 3 children under 19 years

Art on Thursday: € 5,-
6.00–9.00 p.m., including a tour at 7 p.m.

Annual Ticket: € 33,-

Multimedia Guide: € 3,-

mumok kino: € 6,-

Reduced: € 4,50

Opening hours

Opening hours:
Monday: 2.00 p.m.–7.00 p.m.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
Thursday: 10.00 a.m.–9.00 p.m.

Holiday opening hours:
Easter Monday, April 21, 2014, 10.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.

Getting there

Public Transport:
Subway: U3 Volkstheater
U2 Museumsquartier
Bus: 48A, 2A
Tram: 49

An underground parking garage is available at the MuseumsQuartier


Opening hours:
Tue till Thu, 10.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Free admission
T +43-1-525 00-1415

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Opening hours:
Mon noon–7.00 p.m.
Tue till Sun 10.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
Thu 10.00 a.m.–9.00 p.m.
Information & Reservation:
P +43 (0) 1 726 10 89

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

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Fundraising & Membership
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Fundraising & Membership
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Venue hire

Katharina Radmacher
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