Vienna – The Theatre Museum is located in Vienna’s first significant Baroque city palace, Palais Lobkowitz. Here the vast diversity of theatre genres – from stage acting to dance, puppetry to film, and pantomime to opera – is given a platform with temporary exhibitions from the museum’s collections and major special exhibitions in co-operation with international partners. Gustav Klimt’s famous painting Nuda Veritas stems from the estate of Hermann Bahr. One of the rooms at the palace is dedicated to Jugendstil artist Richard Teschner (1879–1948) and his pioneering puppet theatre, known as the Figurenspiegel.?
Theatermuseum Vienna: Exhibitions & Music Tour
No art form other than theatre was better suited to interpreting the spectacular stage effects of the Baroque era. The sovereign rulers of the 17th and 18th century knew how to showcase themselves with theatrical processions, grand opera performances and opulent equestrian ballets. Innovative artists created the designs, unparalleled to this day. The Theatre Museum is home to many of the works by these master illusionists and a number of them is to go on show for the first time.