Education

Kunsthalle Wien has an impressive and multilayered educational program. The educational department works in close collaboration with many exhibiting artists, allowing them to think together about which formats and subjects can resonate best with different local audiences. Lectures, workshops and conferences connected to the exhibitions and a rich program of public events focus on the processes and impacts of artistic work, as well as activities targeted on closed groups, stressing the need for the institution to function also as a research space.

The Kunsthalle Wien art education team is: Carola Fuchs, Andrea Hubin, Michaela Lankes, Michael Simku, Daliah Touré, and Martin Walkner.

Offerings on site

For school classes and student groups, we offer guided tours and educational formats to accompany all of our exhibitions free of charge. Pupils and apprentices can participate in Dialogical ToursArt TalksTours behind the Scenes, and Workshops. All formats take the current exhibition as a starting point for a reflection on contemporary art together with our team.

In the context of the exhibition Rene Matić / Oscar Murillo. JAZZ. we offer a two-hour drawing disco workshop for school classes of all grades.

As part of the exhibition Genossin Sonne [Comrade Sun] we invite pupils of the 10th and 11th grade to mathematical art talks in collaboration with TUForMath, and discuss the revolutionary power of the sun.

At our regular information events we guide teachers through the exhibitions and provide insights into our work and educational program. To make sure you don’t miss any of these dates, sign up for our newsletter for teachers!

Guided tours

Our art educators introduce you to the works on view in our exhibitions and acquaint you with the exhibited artists and contemporary art at large. All guided tours may be customised to your needs and learning levels.

Public guided tours and art education formats within the framework of each exhibition are free with admission. Ranging from discursive overviews, topic-oriented tours, and curator-guided tours, to the “My View” tour series (where experts, amateurs and people of interest are invited to present their perspectives on the exhibition), the guided tour programs provide a host of possibilities for accessing and discussing the exhibition. Combined tours are also available with on-going collaborations with partner institutions such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) or the Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW).

Groups

For individual groups or corporate events, we offer tours available when booked in advance. The tours can be customised to particular interests. Tours usually take 60 minutes, with the option to include a drinks reception. Tours are available in German, English, Italian, French, and Austrian Sign Language.

Tour cost: € 80

Maximum group size: 25 people

We are happy to help you plan and prepare your visit. If you have any questions, please contact us via phone or e-mail, or schedule a personal appointment.

Kids and families

We regularly offer workshops for children and teenagers that encourage participants to let their imagination and creativity run wild. The workshops provide insights into the exhibitions and the artists’ creative processes, and support children in acquiring practical skills and techniques.

Children and young people (under 19) have free admission.

Offerings for home

The Kunsthalle Wien Podcast offers you an illuminating excursion into our current exhibitions by going above and beyond the opening hours of the space with more background information and reflections on artworks, particular curatorial aspects, as well as sharing some funny anecdotes. In discussions with artists, curators and visitors, you’ll hear interesting stories and get an insight into the concept of the exhibition in focus – so tune in and listen!

 
 
  
 

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We regularly offer workshops for children and teenagers that encourage participants to let their imagination and creativity run wild. The workshops provide insights into the exhibitions and the artists’ creative processes, and support children in acquiring practical skills and techniques.

With our online kids’ workshops we continue to provide ideas for DIY projects at home.

 
 
  
 

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Guided tours in Austrian Sign Language

 
 
  
 

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Projects

Current projects

Project archive

  
 

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For Kunsthalle Wien it is fundamental to introduce contemporary art to all those who are interested or to those who could potentially gain valuable experience from it – even if they have had little contact with art so far. We realise projects focusing on the cooperation of young people with and without migration experience and artists. The aim of these projects is to break down barriers, to explore the potential of contemporary art and to stimulate a mutual creative and intellectual exchange.

Young people, artists and art educators deal with topics that they also deal with in their everyday lives and connect these issues to artistic media and strategies. Above all young people are encouraged to express a critical approach that gives them self-confidence through their own (artistic) creativity.

In co-operation with cultural institutions, schools, teachers, artists and curators, the education team of the Kunsthalle Wien develops a variety of projects and activities – in relation to the current exhibitions as well as events independent from them.

Space for Kids

  
 

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