Mark your calendar for major art anniversaries in these three European cities.
The Austrian capital is commemorating 100 years since the death of four Viennese modernist figures with several key exhibitions. Visitors at the Leopold Museum should check out â€śVienna 1900. Klimt-Moser-Gerstl- Kokoschkaâ€ť (until June 10) and a solo show on artist Egon Schiele (until November 4). The nearby Kunsthistoriches Museum has unveiled â€śStairway to Klimt,â€ť a temporary bridge that affords a closer view of Gustav Klimtâ€™s 13 paintings above the main staircase until September 2.
This year, Scotlandâ€™s largest city celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a pioneer of the only Art Nouveau movement in Britain. The newly restored Willow Tea Rooms are set to reopen in June to Mackintoshâ€™s original design, and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is holding the landmark showcase â€śCharles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Styleâ€ť until August 14, with roughly 250 pieces in a wide range of mediums representing his lifeâ€™s work.
September 7 will see the launch of not one but two important shows on Renaissance painter Jacopo Tintoretto in his hometown: Palazzo Ducale brings together about 70 paintings and rare drawings in â€śTintoretto: The Artist of Venice at 500,â€ť while the Gallerie dellâ€™Accademia will showcase works created in his youth at â€śTintoretto Giovane.â€ť Also of note is â€śArt, Faith, and Medicine in Tintorettoâ€™s Veniceâ€ť at the Scuola Grande di San Marco.
This article originally appeared in the April/May 2018Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śPast Mastersâ€ť).