Guided Tours Program


Sun, 10.06.2018

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

ART NOUVEAU WORLD DAY was launched in 2013 to commemorate the day when the architects Antoni Gaudí and Ödön Lechner died. Museums and organizations across Europe contribute exhibitions, photography competitions, symposia, and readings to this international event. In the MAK, ART NOUVEAU WORLD DAY 2018 reflects the spirit of the architect Otto Wagner, the 100th anniversary of whose death is celebrated this year. Special guided tours through the exhibition POST OTTO WAGNER: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism,  a visit to the Austrian Postal Savings Bank, and an architecture walk through Vienna allow visitors to get to know Wagner’s work more closely.

Art nouveau and its artistic creations are firmly established in the history of the MAK collection. Artists like Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, and Koloman Moser played a crucial part in forming the character of the collections. From furniture and works in metal and ceramic to drawing, their artistic oeuvres permeate all aspects of the MAK Collection: a diversity in which the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk or total work of art becomes manifest and tangible for visitors to the museum.


Admission and all guided tours on this day are free of charge!

Sun, 10.06.2018, 10:15–11:30 am
POST-OTTO WAGNER: From the Postal Savings Bank to Postmodernism
Dialogue tour through the exhibition with Iris Meder, expert advisor to the exhibition
Sun, 10.06.2018, 11:00 am12:30 pm 
This time Otto lies in the detail
Workshop for the whole family (ages 4+)
Otto Wagner was a brilliant architect who thought not only about the big picture, but also about the smallest parts: handrails, table legs, door handles, and even warm-air blowers—every detail needs attention. Can you do that too, or who can paint the best Wagner portrait?

Sun, 10.06.2018, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
MAK on TOUR to the Austrian Postal Savings Bank
with Anne Marie Gusmik, formerly of the PSK Vienna
Meeting point: Main entrance of the Austrian Postal Savings Bank, Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Sun, 10.06.2018, 12:001:00 pm
Tour of the MAK (in English)

Sun, 10.06.2018, 2:304:30 pm 
Architecture Walk OTTO WAGNER
with Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Art Historian
Short guided tour through the exhibition POST OTTO WAGNER: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism in the MAK followed by an Architecture Walk highlighting some of Wagner’s lesser-known residential buildings in the 1st, 7th and 9th district of Vienna.

Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 4:00–ca. 5:00 pm
Guided Tour, Paving the Way for Viennese Modernism: Otto Wagner, Koloman Moser, and Gustav Klimt

Photo exhibition in context of the EU Project ART NOUVEAU DANUBE

Waves of Art Nouveau. Architecture in the Danube Region
The photo exhibition Waves of Art Nouveau. Architecture in the Danube Region, organized jointly within the framework of the EU project ART NOUVEAU DANUBE by the project partners in the Romanian Culture Institute Vienna, presents works of selected Art Nouveau architects from the Danube region. From Austria to Romania, the architecture of Otto Wagner, Ödön Lechner, and József Vágó demonstrates the artistic variety encompassed by the term “Art Nouveau.” The exhibition is being presented concurrently in all partner countries.

Exhibition Dates: 29 May – 15 June 2018
Opening hours on Sun, 10 June 2018: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exhibition Venue: Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Wien, Argentinierstraße 39, 1040 Vienna

Sun, 10.06.2018, 2:303:30 pm
Dialogue tour through the exhibition 
with Aline Müller, research associate MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection / Archive and Peter Schubert, historian

The MAK is the Austrian project partner of the Interreg Project ART NOUVEAU DANUBE 

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA)

€ 14 | € 11 reduced
Free Admission for children and teens under 19




From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism
iCal Wed, 30.05.2018–Sun, 30.09.2018

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts


Research Project


Art Nouveau Architecture in the Danube Region
Project management, MAK: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head, MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive; Project assistant: Aline Müller




From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism
Wed, 30.05.2018–Sun, 30.09.2018