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Josef Hoffmann's Vienna

Jan 21, 2022 - Apr 3, 2022

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art presents Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna Jan. 21 through April 3, 2022, offering visitors the chance to travel to early 1900s Austria to revel in the influence of Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) in the Vienna Secessionist movement and subsequent Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops).


The exhibition will feature issues of Ver Sacrum, the official magazine of the Secession, which was published 1898–1903. The exhibition will feature issues of Ver Sacrum, the official magazine of the Secession, which was published 1898–1903.

Architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) was integral to the advancement of modern art, design and architecture in Vienna during the early 1900s through his role in the Vienna Secession and as a founder of the subsequent Wiener Werkstätte artist cooperative. Hoffmann served on the editorial board of the Secessionist Ver Sacrum magazine during its first year.
Decorative art objects designed by Hoffmann in Kirkland Museum’s collection include furniture, tableware and household accessories.
Presented by Deputy Curator Christopher Herron and chosen from the collection assembled by Founding Director & Curator Hugh Grant, this special exhibition is included with admission and does not require a separate ticket.

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