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About the Museum

The Albertina takes its name from Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, the owner of the palace in the late 18th century. Until recently, the museum’s primary strength was its fine print rooms, which feature one of the world’s most comprehensive historical collections of works on paper. In 2007, its stature was considerably enhanced with the permanent loan of works from the Rita und Herbert Batliner Foundation – one of Europe’s greatest private collections of Modern art. Since then, the Albertina has become an important destination for those interested in the early movements of the 20th century, particularly French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, German Expressionism, Fauvism and the Russian avant-garde.

Current Exhibition:
Roy Lichtenstein
A Centennial Exhibition
8 March – 14 July

 On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the ALBERTINA Museum is celebrating the master of Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997, New York), with a comprehensive retrospective that brings together over 90 paintings, sculptures and prints. Alongside Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein is one of the founding figures of Pop Art and the one who combined Low Art and High Art.

The most important creations from Lichtenstein’s wide-ranging oeuvre will be coming to Vienna from all over the world thanks to the generosity of international institutions including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid as well as thanks to private collectors.

The idea for this exhibition arose from dialog between the Albertina Museum and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation upon the latter’s generous donation of around 100 works.

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