Opening of the Exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN–OTTO WAGNER. Vom Nutzen und Wirken der Architektur
Sun, 21.05.2017, 8.30 am
MAK Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
The exhibitionJOSEF HOFFMANN – OTTO WAGNER. On the Use and Effect of Architecture (24 May – 29 Oct 2017) at the Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Czech Republic, focuses on the relationship of Josef
Hoffmann and his teacher Otto Wagner. For Hoffmann’s career, his training with Otto Wagner at the Specialschule für Architektur
[Special School for Architecture] at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the work together in Wagner’s studio and at the Secession,
as well as Wagner’s support at being appointed as a professor at the School of Arts and Crafts, were decisive.
Curators: Rainald Franz, Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection; Rostislav Koryčánek, Curator, Moravian Gallery, Brno
8:30 a.m. Departure from Vienna (MAK) 11 a.m. Arrival in Brtnice from 12 noon Buffet in the garden of the Josef Hoffmann Museum and time for a walk in the city 2 p.m. Exhibition opening 3 p.m. Guided tour through the exhibition and the Josef Hoffmann Museum 4 p.m. Departure from Brtnice 6:30 p.m. Arrival in Vienna (MAK) Price: € 40, for MAK Annual Ticket holders € 36, MARS members € 30 (Trip, museum admission, exhibition opening, tour through the Josef Hoffmann Museum) Tour guide: Rainald Franz, Curator MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection
Information at T +43 1 711 36-231 or
Josef Hoffmann Museum*
náměstí Svobody 263
588 32 Brtnice, CZ
*A joint branch of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the MAK, Vienna.
Since 2005, the house in Brtnice, Czech Republic where Josef Hoffmann was born has been playing host to temporary exhibitions
featuring themes related to Hoffman and his circle with the aim of keeping the life and work of this pioneering Austrian architect
alive in the public consciousness.