Guided Tours & Art Education

The MAK offers a wide range of educational programs for various interest groups. Our regular program provides an overview, while our special tours are an invitation to delve that bit deeper. In addition to guided tours with curators, which facilitate deeper thematic insights, guided tours with designers, artists, and architects invite visitors to communicate with creatives directly.

Audioguide

Experience the MAK by listening!
Audio pieces and high-resolution images offer you an entirely new access to one hundred fascinating MAK objects and their stories.  Free of charge and without download on your mobile at guide.MAK.at (also available in English!) 

Headphones

Tours require headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 

Registration

Limited number of participants: sometimes registration is necessary - either in advance on our website or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 

Costs, Duration and Language

Attendance fee:
€ 3.50 (60 min.)
€ 2 (30 min.)
€ 5 (90 min.)
per person unless stated otherwise. MAK Annual Ticket Holders can participate in one tour for free. Free for holders of the “Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur-Pass”.

Mini MAK Tour: € 3.50 
MAK4Family: € 4.50
MAK Design Kids: € 8  

All tours are held in German and last for 1 hour unless stated otherwise. 

Audio- and Videotours

You can find all of our Audio- and Videotours and Multimedia Guides here

Questions?

We are happy to help!
Art Education & Outreach
Janina Falkner (Head)
T +43 1 71136-298

Upcoming Guided Tours & Workshops (for adults & children)

short and sweet (in German): 100 BEST POSTERS 21 © Claudia Basel
Guided Tour

short and sweet (in German): 100 BEST POSTERS 21

iCalTue, 29.11.2022 6 pm6.30 pm
MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 2.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
MAK Design Kids: Buchwerkstatt mit Anna Frey© Anna Frey

MAK Design Kids: Buchwerkstatt mit Anna Frey

iCalSat, 3.12.2022 2 pm4 pm
fully booked
Dialog Tour with Jojo Gronostay© Jojo Gronostay

Dialog Tour with Jojo Gronostay

and Curator Lara Steinhäußer
iCalSat, 3.12.2022 3 pm4 pm

MAK Geymüllerschlössel

Please registerDialog Tour with Jojo Gronostay
In the context of the (Con)temporary Fashion Showcase series, a video installation by Jojo Gronostay can be seen under the title MAGIC CANNOT CROSS THE SEA. In it, he examines the so-called sapeurs of Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)—mostly men from precarious circumstances who wear designer suits and attribute a spiritual dimension to their apparel. They make the streets their catwalk with seemingly choreographed movements. At the same time, Gronostay examines the Eurocentric conception of fashion upon which the historical costume collections of museums of applied arts like the MAK are based by superimposing museum objects onto the video recordings.
 
Starting with the 2022 season, the Geymüllerschlössel will become a discursive space dedicated to the phenomenon of fashion as a (CON)TEMPORARY FASHION SHOWCASE. This Biedermeier gem, which is open only on weekends, will thus become the long-awaited refuge for fashion enthusiasts in the Austrian museum landscape. Temporary exhibitions, presentations, and performances aimed at a (socially) diverse audience will be dedicated to virulent fashion topics with thematically linked events such as talks, symposia, workshops, and book presentations and will explore content-related questions about the essence of fashion.

Fee for guided Tour: € 3.50 
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Guided Tour (in German): Picture Book ArtGraphic Design © Theresa Hattinger

Guided Tour (in German): Picture Book Art

The Book as Artistic Medium
iCalSat, 3.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Tour of the Geymüllerschlössel (in German)MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel

Tour of the Geymüllerschlössel (in German)

and (CON)TEMPORARY FASHION SHOWCASE
iCalSun, 4.12.2022 2 pm3 pm

MAK Geymüllerschlössel

Please registerTour of the Geymüllerschlössel (in German)Tour of the Geymüllerschlössel - immerse yourself in the world of the Empire and Biedermeier periods, which this year contrast with (CON)TEMPORARY FASHION SHOWCASE.
 
REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 

LANGUAGE
German
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Kunstvoll Verschachtelt mit Anna Frey© Anna Frey
MAK it!

Kunstvoll Verschachtelt mit Anna Frey

Vorweihnachtlicher Schachtelworkshop
iCalSun, 4.12.2022 2 pm5 pm
fully booked
short and sweet (in German): 100 Best Posters 21 100 Best Posters 21 © Graphic Design: Claudia Basel
Guided Tour

short and sweet (in German): 100 Best Posters 21

iCalTue, 6.12.2022 6 pm6.30 pm
MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 9.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Mini MAK Advent-turesBilderbuchkunst, Grafik Design: Theresa Hattinger © MAK

Mini MAK Advent-tures

iCalSat, 10.12.2022 2 pm4 pm
Please registerMini MAK Advent-tures
Wir falten Sterne, Christbaumschmuck, Geschenkboxen und auch Grußkarten für das große Fest! Workshop für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren). 

Workshop für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren)
 
Begrenzte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist erbeten.
Materialbeitrag: € 4,50 pro Kind (bei freiem Eintritt), ermäßigter Eintritt für Begleitpersonen
 
Treffpunkt: MAK Säulenhalle 

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Guided Tour (in German): Picture Book ArtGraphic Design © Theresa Hattinger

Guided Tour (in German): Picture Book Art

The Book as Artistic Medium
iCalSat, 10.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Einblicke in Wien um 1900 | Fokus: Werkstätte HagenauerFranz Hagenauer, serving fork, 1981 © MAK
Guided Tour in German

Einblicke in Wien um 1900 | Fokus: Werkstätte Hagenauer

iCalSun, 11.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
short and sweet: Werkstätte Hagenauer Karl Hagenauer, cassette, 1925 © MAK/Kristina Wissik

short and sweet: Werkstätte Hagenauer

Viennese Metal Art 1898–1987
iCalTue, 13.12.2022 6 pm6.30 pm
MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 16.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Mini MAK Advent-turesBilderbuchkunst, Grafik Design: Theresa Hattinger © MAK

Mini MAK Advent-tures

iCalSat, 17.12.2022 2 pm4 pm
Please registerMini MAK Advent-tures
Wir falten Sterne, Christbaumschmuck, Geschenkboxen und auch Grußkarten für das große Fest! Workshop für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren). 

Workshop für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren)
 
Begrenzte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist erbeten.
Materialbeitrag: € 4,50 pro Kind (bei freiem Eintritt), ermäßigter Eintritt für Begleitpersonen
 
Treffpunkt: MAK Säulenhalle 

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Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalSat, 17.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Please registerGuided Tour The Fest (in German)
Since time immemorial, fests have challenged people to engage in activist experiments or to make artistic statements. Sometimes even a glass of champagne or a forbidden costume, an immersive party sound or a festive production can trigger surprises and even provocations. The fest as an ephemeral event has repeatedly prompted designers from the fields of art, architecture, design, and music, to translate design traditions and art discourse into the excesses of a wild night or into the celebration of a worthy occasion. Conversely, these transient freedoms have stimulated and tested new formats and content. Fests document social urgencies and, in the process, changes—both large and small. The MAK exhibition THE FEST: Between Representation and Revolt brings cultural and social history to life and addresses the significance of design strategies for everyday culture.
 
Thematically, there are hardly any limits to what can be celebrated: Celebrations are held for religious and political reasons, (wild) artists’ and other festivities sometimes transgress taboos, private celebrations reflect social contexts. Temporally, the exhibition spans an arc from the beginning of the Enlightenment to new festive calendars of a forming working class at the time of industrialization to current festive formats. Whether bold rococo masked balls, festivals of avant-garde from the interwar and post-war periods or forbidden raves: All of them are recalled, discussed, and celebrated with their subversive power in THE FEST.
 
Guest Curator: 
Brigitte Felderer
 
Co-Curator:
Olga Wukounig
 
MAK Curator:
Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive, with the collaboration of all MAK Curators

Language: The tour is held in German.
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall 
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
 

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Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalSun, 18.12.2022 2.30 pm3.30 pm
Please registerGuided Tour The Fest (in German)
Since time immemorial, fests have challenged people to engage in activist experiments or to make artistic statements. Sometimes even a glass of champagne or a forbidden costume, an immersive party sound or a festive production can trigger surprises and even provocations. The fest as an ephemeral event has repeatedly prompted designers from the fields of art, architecture, design, and music, to translate design traditions and art discourse into the excesses of a wild night or into the celebration of a worthy occasion. Conversely, these transient freedoms have stimulated and tested new formats and content. Fests document social urgencies and, in the process, changes—both large and small. The MAK exhibition THE FEST: Between Representation and Revolt brings cultural and social history to life and addresses the significance of design strategies for everyday culture.
 
Thematically, there are hardly any limits to what can be celebrated: Celebrations are held for religious and political reasons, (wild) artists’ and other festivities sometimes transgress taboos, private celebrations reflect social contexts. Temporally, the exhibition spans an arc from the beginning of the Enlightenment to new festive calendars of a forming working class at the time of industrialization to current festive formats. Whether bold rococo masked balls, festivals of avant-garde from the interwar and post-war periods or forbidden raves: All of them are recalled, discussed, and celebrated with their subversive power in THE FEST.
 
Guest Curator: 
Brigitte Felderer
 
Co-Curator:
Olga Wukounig
 
MAK Curator:
Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive, with the collaboration of all MAK Curators

Language: The tour is held in German.
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall 
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
 

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short and sweet (in German): 100 BEST POSTERS 21 © Claudia Basel
Guided Tour

short and sweet (in German): 100 BEST POSTERS 21

iCalTue, 20.12.2022 6 pm6.30 pm
Mittwochs im MAK: The Fest (in German)Rosette from the Halle Jewelry, 1570–1580 © MAK/Nathan Murrell

Mittwochs im MAK: The Fest (in German)

iCalWed, 21.12.2022 3 pm5 pm
Please registerMittwochs im MAK: The Fest (in German)
Führung durch die Ausstellung mit dem MAK-Kunstvermittlungsteam. Im Anschluss: Gespräch bei Kaffee und Kuchen im Salonplafond im MAK (nicht im Preis inkludiert)  
 
Since time immemorial, fests have challenged people to engage in activist experiments or to make artistic statements. Sometimes even a glass of champagne or a forbidden costume, an immersive party sound or a festive production can trigger surprises and even provocations. The fest as an ephemeral event has repeatedly prompted designers from the fields of art, architecture, design, and music, to translate design traditions and art discourse into the excesses of a wild night or into the celebration of a worthy occasion. Conversely, these transient freedoms have stimulated and tested new formats and content. Fests document social urgencies and, in the process, changes—both large and small. The MAK exhibition THE FEST: Between Representation and Revolt brings cultural and social history to life and addresses the significance of design strategies for everyday culture.
 
Begrenzte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist erbeten - entweder vorab oder direkt vor Ort.
Kopfhörer: Für die Führung kommt ein Audiosystem zum Einsatz. Bitte nehmen Sie nach Möglichkeit Ihre eigenen Kopfhörer (3,5mm-Standard Anschluss) mit.
Führungsbeitrag: Pro Person: € 3,50 zzgl. Eintritt
Treffpunkt: MAK Säulenhalle
 

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MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 23.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalSun, 25.12.2022 2.30 pm3.30 pm
Please registerGuided Tour The Fest (in German)
Since time immemorial, fests have challenged people to engage in activist experiments or to make artistic statements. Sometimes even a glass of champagne or a forbidden costume, an immersive party sound or a festive production can trigger surprises and even provocations. The fest as an ephemeral event has repeatedly prompted designers from the fields of art, architecture, design, and music, to translate design traditions and art discourse into the excesses of a wild night or into the celebration of a worthy occasion. Conversely, these transient freedoms have stimulated and tested new formats and content. Fests document social urgencies and, in the process, changes—both large and small. The MAK exhibition THE FEST: Between Representation and Revolt brings cultural and social history to life and addresses the significance of design strategies for everyday culture.
 
Thematically, there are hardly any limits to what can be celebrated: Celebrations are held for religious and political reasons, (wild) artists’ and other festivities sometimes transgress taboos, private celebrations reflect social contexts. Temporally, the exhibition spans an arc from the beginning of the Enlightenment to new festive calendars of a forming working class at the time of industrialization to current festive formats. Whether bold rococo masked balls, festivals of avant-garde from the interwar and post-war periods or forbidden raves: All of them are recalled, discussed, and celebrated with their subversive power in THE FEST.
 
Guest Curator: 
Brigitte Felderer
 
Co-Curator:
Olga Wukounig
 
MAK Curator:
Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive, with the collaboration of all MAK Curators

Language: The tour is held in German.
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall 
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
 

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Einblicke in Wien um 1900 │ Fokus: Schmuckdesign
Guided Tour in German

Einblicke in Wien um 1900 │ Fokus: Schmuckdesign

iCalSun, 25.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
short and sweet: Festliches (in German)André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

short and sweet: Festliches (in German)

iCalTue, 27.12.2022 6 pm6.30 pm
MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 30.12.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 6.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
MAK Design Kids: Buchwerkstatt mit Anna FreyAndré Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

MAK Design Kids: Buchwerkstatt mit Anna Frey

iCalSat, 7.1.2023 2 pm4 pm
Please registerMAK Design Kids: Buchwerkstatt mit Anna Frey
Maskenworkshop mit der Kostümbildnerin und Künstlerin Noushin Redjaian. Im Rahmen der Ausstellung The Fest

DAS FORMAT MAK DESIGN KIDS
Workshop für 8- bis 12-Jährige (ohne Begleitperson)
In zweistündigen Workshops beschäftigen sich die MAK Design Kids mit Möbeln, Mode, Mustern und mehr – digitale Entwicklungen haben sie dabei stets im Blick. Die Kinder lernen Designprozesse kennen, entwickeln eigene Ideen, probieren Techniken aus oder erlernen den Umgang mit speziellen Materialien.
 
ANMELDUNG
Begrenzte TeilnehmerInnen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist unbedingt erforderlich - entweder vorab oder direkt vor Ort. 
 
TEILNAHMEGEBÜHR 
€ 8 (bei freiem Eintritt)

TREFFPUNKT 
MAK Säulenhalle
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Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalSat, 7.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Einblicke in Wien um 1900 | Fokus: Klimt im Detail© MAK
Guided Tour in German

Einblicke in Wien um 1900 | Fokus: Klimt im Detail

iCalSun, 8.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
short and sweet (in German): 100 BEST POSTERS 21 © Claudia Basel
Guided Tour

short and sweet (in German): 100 BEST POSTERS 21

iCalTue, 10.1.2023 6 pm6.30 pm
MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 13.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Curator Guided Tour Werkstätte Hagenauer Carl Hagenauer, cassette, 1912 Alpaca, silver-plated © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Curator Guided Tour Werkstätte Hagenauer

Viennese Metal Art 1898–1987
iCalFri, 13.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
fully booked
MAK4Family: Basic Spacebasic space, 2015 Design: Fanny Millard EXTRA – éditeur d’espaces, Bordeaux Foldable red cardboard leporello, explanatory booklet, folder 12 × 12 cm © EXTRA 2022 Neue Sammlung Friedrich C. Heller

MAK4Family: Basic Space

mit den Bilderbuchkünstlerinnen Fanny Millard und Marion Bataille
iCalSat, 14.1.2023 2 pm4 pm
Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalSat, 14.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
UTOPOPUtopop
MAK it!

UTOPOP

Pop-Up Bilderbuchworkshop mit Fanny Millard und Marion Bataille
iCalSun, 15.1.2023 2 pm5 pm
Please registerUTOPOP
Aus dem Pop-up-Buch UTOPOP von Grafikerin Marion Bataille und Architektin Fanny Millard entfalten sich in diesem Workshop utopische Räume. Gemeinsam mit den Künstler*innen werden architektonische Formen kombiniert, und es wird mit Papierkonstruktionen experimentiert.

Workshopkosten € 30,- (inkl. Museumseintritt)
Preis für Jahreskartenbesitzer*innen und MARS 24 €

MAK it!
die neue Workshopreihe mit Designer*innen für Erwachsene
Die neue Workshopreihe MAK-it bietet die Möglichkeit, gemeinsam mit Designer*innen und Gestalter*innen vielfältige Handwerkskills und innovative Techniken zu erproben. In der einzigarteigen Atmosphäre der MAK Säulenhalle können so eigene Kunstwerke kreiert werden. 
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Wednesdays at the MAK: Werkstätte Hagenauer (in German)Carl Hagenauer, cassette, 1912 Alpaca, silver-plated © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Wednesdays at the MAK: Werkstätte Hagenauer (in German)

iCalWed, 18.1.2023 3 pm4 pm
Please registerWednesdays at the MAK: Werkstätte Hagenauer (in German)
Führung durch die Ausstellung mit dem MAK-Kunstvermittlungsteam. Im Anschluss: Gespräch bei Kaffee und Kuchen im Salonplafond im MAK (nicht im Preis inkludiert)  
 
For almost 90 years, Werkstätte Hagenauer products enjoyed huge popularity and were sold around the globe. Some of the workshop’s pieces even appeared in Hollywood films.
 
Now the MAK is offering an unprecedented in-depth look at the history and production processes of this family-run business using the company’s own archives, large parts of which the museum has acquired since 2014 through purchases and generous donations from Richard Grubman, Auction House im Kinsky, and Caja Hagenauer. Numerous designs, models, molds, and blanks, together with a vast collection of documents and records, are now housed at the museum.
 
The exhibition is thus able to explore the workshop’s varied repertoire, ranging from popular figurines and innovative household objects to furnishings for public buildings and Franz Hagenauer’s major sculptural works. It also invites visitors to follow the workshop’s stylistic transformation, beginning with historic styles and the Wiener Bronzen before moving on to Art Nouveau and the Wiener Werkstätte, and, finally, functionalism.
 
Begrenzte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist erbeten - entweder vorab oder direkt vor Ort.
Kopfhörer: Für die Führung kommt ein Audiosystem zum Einsatz. Bitte nehmen Sie nach Möglichkeit Ihre eigenen Kopfhörer (3,5mm-Standard Anschluss) mit.
Führungsbeitrag: Pro Person: € 3,50 zzgl. Eintritt
Treffpunkt: MAK Säulenhalle
 

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MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 20.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Mini MAK Tour: Festzug Mini MAK Tour © MAK

Mini MAK Tour: Festzug

iCalSat, 21.1.2023 2 pm3 pm
Please registerMini MAK Tour: Festzug
Führung durch die Ausstellung THE FEST für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren). 
 
Begrenzte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist erbeten.
Führungsbeitrag: € 3,50 pro Kind (bei freiem Eintritt), ermäßigter Eintritt für Begleitpersonen
Kopfhörer: In der Führung kommt möglicherweise ein Audiosystem zum Einsatz. Bitte nehmen Sie nach Möglichkeit im Sinne der Nachhaltigkeit Ihre eigenen Kopfhörer (3,5mm-Standard Anschluss) mit. Alternativ können Sie Kopfhörer um € 1 an der Kassa erwerben.
 
Treffpunkt: MAK Säulenhalle 
 

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Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalSat, 21.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Einblicke in Wien um 1900 │ Fokus: Schmuckdesign
Guided Tour in German

Einblicke in Wien um 1900 │ Fokus: Schmuckdesign

iCalSun, 22.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
MAKtour in EnglishThe MAK © Leonhard Hilzensauer/MAK
Guided Tour in English

MAKtour in English

iCalFri, 27.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

iCalFri, 27.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Please registerGuided Tour The Fest (in German)
Since time immemorial, fests have challenged people to engage in activist experiments or to make artistic statements. Sometimes even a glass of champagne or a forbidden costume, an immersive party sound or a festive production can trigger surprises and even provocations. The fest as an ephemeral event has repeatedly prompted designers from the fields of art, architecture, design, and music, to translate design traditions and art discourse into the excesses of a wild night or into the celebration of a worthy occasion. Conversely, these transient freedoms have stimulated and tested new formats and content. Fests document social urgencies and, in the process, changes—both large and small. The MAK exhibition THE FEST: Between Representation and Revolt brings cultural and social history to life and addresses the significance of design strategies for everyday culture.
 
Thematically, there are hardly any limits to what can be celebrated: Celebrations are held for religious and political reasons, (wild) artists’ and other festivities sometimes transgress taboos, private celebrations reflect social contexts. Temporally, the exhibition spans an arc from the beginning of the Enlightenment to new festive calendars of a forming working class at the time of industrialization to current festive formats. Whether bold rococo masked balls, festivals of avant-garde from the interwar and post-war periods or forbidden raves: All of them are recalled, discussed, and celebrated with their subversive power in THE FEST.
 
MAK Exhibition Hall
Guest Curator: Brigitte Felderer

Language: The tour is held in German.
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall 
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
 

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MAK4Family: Ein Samstag wie im BilderbuchGraphic Design © Theresa Hattinger

MAK4Family: Ein Samstag wie im Bilderbuch

iCalSat, 28.1.2023 2 pm6 pm
Please registerMAK4Family: Ein Samstag wie im Bilderbuch
Workshop and guided tour for the whole family (ages 4 and older)
 
Limited number of participants: Registration is requested. 
Fee for materials: € 4.50 per child (with free admission), reduced admission for accompanying adults
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
 
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
 
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Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalSat, 28.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Der Rest vom Fest mit dem Designer Basse Stittgen© MAK
MAK it!

Der Rest vom Fest mit dem Designer Basse Stittgen

iCalSun, 29.1.2023 2 pm5 pm
Please registerDer Rest vom Fest mit dem Designer Basse Stittgen
Viel wird verschwendet und nicht genutzt, sei es in der Lebensmittelindustrie oder in der Forst- und Landwirtschaft. In diesem Workshop untersuchen wir, wie aus organischen Resten und Abfällen Biomaterialien entwickelt werden können. 
 
Workshop costs € 30,- (incl. museum entrance)
MAK Annual Ticket Holders and MARS € 24
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Einblicke in Wien um 1900 │ Fokus: Gestalter*innen der Wiener Moderne Valley Wieselthier © MAK
Guided Tour in German

Einblicke in Wien um 1900 │ Fokus: Gestalter*innen der Wiener Moderne

iCalSun, 29.1.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Dialogue Tour with Artist Birke GormBirke Gorm © Galerie der Stadt Schwaz

Dialogue Tour with Artist Birke Gorm

and Curator Marlies Wirth
iCalFri, 24.2.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Please registerDialogue Tour with Artist Birke Gorm
Collecting archaic, easily accessible, often accidentally found material such as jute, terracotta, wood, and metal is characteristic of the work of Birke Gorm (born 1986 in Hamburg). Her sculptures convey a raw, appealing immediacy whose multilayered levels of meaning can be decoded upon closer inspection. She places the autonomy of the material in relation to historically traditional techniques and the associated distribution of gender roles. She combines the archaic with the aesthetics of the digital using current topics such as work, self-optimization, and social processes. 
 
Curator: Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection

Language: The tour is held in German.
 
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
No registration necessary
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
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Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

iCalFri, 17.3.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Please registerGuided Tour The Fest (in German)
Since time immemorial, fests have challenged people to engage in activist experiments or to make artistic statements. Sometimes even a glass of champagne or a forbidden costume, an immersive party sound or a festive production can trigger surprises and even provocations. The fest as an ephemeral event has repeatedly prompted designers from the fields of art, architecture, design, and music, to translate design traditions and art discourse into the excesses of a wild night or into the celebration of a worthy occasion. Conversely, these transient freedoms have stimulated and tested new formats and content. Fests document social urgencies and, in the process, changes—both large and small. The MAK exhibition THE FEST: Between Representation and Revolt brings cultural and social history to life and addresses the significance of design strategies for everyday culture.
 
Thematically, there are hardly any limits to what can be celebrated: Celebrations are held for religious and political reasons, (wild) artists’ and other festivities sometimes transgress taboos, private celebrations reflect social contexts. Temporally, the exhibition spans an arc from the beginning of the Enlightenment to new festive calendars of a forming working class at the time of industrialization to current festive formats. Whether bold rococo masked balls, festivals of avant-garde from the interwar and post-war periods or forbidden raves: All of them are recalled, discussed, and celebrated with their subversive power in THE FEST.
 
MAK Exhibition Hall
Guest Curator: Brigitte Felderer

Language: The tour is held in German.
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall 
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
 

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Curator Guided Tour Werkstätte Hagenauer Carl Hagenauer, cassette, 1912 Alpaca, silver-plated © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Curator Guided Tour Werkstätte Hagenauer

Viennese Metal Art 1898–1987
iCalFri, 24.3.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Please registerCurator Guided Tour Werkstätte Hagenauer Führung durch die Ausstellung WERKSTÄTTE HAGENAUER. Wiener Metallkunst 1898-1987 mit Kuratorin Anne-Katrin Rossberg

Mit der Ausstellung WERKSTÄTTE HAGENAUER. Wiener Metallkunst 1898–1987 holt das MAK eine der erfolgreichsten kunstgewerblichen Metallwerkstätten in Wien zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts vor den Vorhang. Während seines knapp 90-jährigen Bestehens bündelte das Familienunternehmen mit seinen Erzeugnissen die Entwicklung des österreichischen Kunstgewerbes. Ausgewählte Objekte beschreiben in der Ausstellung – ausgehend von den „Wiener Bronzen“ des Historismus über den Jugendstil und die Wiener Werkstätte bis hin zum Funktionalismus – den stilistischen Wandel der künstlerischen Gebrauchs- und Dekorationsgegenstände. Ergänzend werden betriebliches Dokumentationsmaterial sowie Halbfabrikate, Rohlinge und Model, die den Herstellungsprozess des Kunsthandwerks veranschaulichen, präsentiert. Grundlage der Ausstellung sind Teile des Firmenarchivs, die durch Ankäufe und großzügige Schenkungen von Richard Grubman, dem Auktionshaus im Kinsky und insbesondere von Caja Hagenauer, der Tochter von Franz Hagenauer, ins MAK gekommen sind und hier im gleichnamigen Archiv verwahrt werden. 

Führungsbeitrag: € 3,50 zzgl. Eintritt
Treffpunkt: MAK Säulenhalle
Kopfhörer: In der Führung kommt möglicherweise ein Audiosystem zum Einsatz. Bitte nehmen Sie nach Möglichkeit im Sinne der Nachhaltigkeit Ihre eigenen Kopfhörer (3,5mm-Standard Anschluss) mit. Alternativ können Sie Kopfhörer um € 1 an der Kassa erwerben.


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Guided Tour The Fest (in German) André Ostier, Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, Winter Ball, Hotel Coulanges, Paris, 30 December 1958 © A. & A. Ostier

Guided Tour The Fest (in German)

iCalFri, 21.4.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Please registerGuided Tour The Fest (in German)
Since time immemorial, fests have challenged people to engage in activist experiments or to make artistic statements. Sometimes even a glass of champagne or a forbidden costume, an immersive party sound or a festive production can trigger surprises and even provocations. The fest as an ephemeral event has repeatedly prompted designers from the fields of art, architecture, design, and music, to translate design traditions and art discourse into the excesses of a wild night or into the celebration of a worthy occasion. Conversely, these transient freedoms have stimulated and tested new formats and content. Fests document social urgencies and, in the process, changes—both large and small. The MAK exhibition THE FEST: Between Representation and Revolt brings cultural and social history to life and addresses the significance of design strategies for everyday culture.
 
Thematically, there are hardly any limits to what can be celebrated: Celebrations are held for religious and political reasons, (wild) artists’ and other festivities sometimes transgress taboos, private celebrations reflect social contexts. Temporally, the exhibition spans an arc from the beginning of the Enlightenment to new festive calendars of a forming working class at the time of industrialization to current festive formats. Whether bold rococo masked balls, festivals of avant-garde from the interwar and post-war periods or forbidden raves: All of them are recalled, discussed, and celebrated with their subversive power in THE FEST.
 
MAK Exhibition Hall
Guest Curator: Brigitte Felderer

Language: The tour is held in German.
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall 
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
 

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