Cities Of Light, Cities Of Darkness: Vienna And Paris Around 1900

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss

April 26 – June 28 2023

Vienna and Paris are rarely brought into ‘conversation’ with each other. Yet the cross-currents between these two great cities around 1900 powered exciting, sometimes disturbing new visions in European art and thought which resonated throughout the twentieth century. We will examine the ways artists and other cultural figures – writers, musicians, and architects – shaped the birth of the modern spirit and the fabric of urban life, in these intensely productive decades which lead inexorably to the Great War.