Dates & facts

Ausstellungseröffnung Joel Meyerowitz
Verleihung Österr. Umweltzeichen an das KUNST HAUS WIEN.
RESANITA, Ohne Titel (Das Haus als Wirt), 2018

9 April 1991
Opening of KunstHausWien. Museum Hundertwasser after a reconstruction period of two years. The building was originally constructed in 1892 for Gebrüder Thonet.

1 October 2007
100 per cent take-over of KunstHausWien by Wien Holding and integration into the cultural cluster of Wien Holding, which also includes Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (with Theater an der Wien, Raimund Theater and Ronacher), Wiener Stadthalle, Mozarthaus Vienna, Haus der Musik and the Jewish Museum Vienna. All companies of this cultural cluster attract a total of 3.5 million visitors each year.

2007–2014    business management: Dr. Franz Patay
2014–2022   business management: Mag.ª Bettina Leidl
since 2022 business management: Mag.ª Gerlinde Riedl, MA

Repositioning as an “ecological museum” and opening of additional exhibition areas

Since 1991
90 temporary exhibitions of renowned international artists some of which have made history in terms of photography, including Cecil Beaton, René Burri, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Herb Ritts, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Recently there has been a focus on contemporary photographers such as Rinko Kawauchi, Joel Meyerowitz, Peter Piller, Anita Witek, Edson Chagas, Martin Parr and Nasan Tur.
3.5 million visitors
Austrian Museum Award 2011 of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. The prize was awarded for the preservation of the original state of the building and the overall ensemble as created by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

2015 / 2016
EcoBusinessPlan Award of the City of Vienna


Awarded with the Austrian Eco-Label

Hydrothermal renovation of KunstHausWien

KunstHausWien is an enterprise of Wien Holding and is supported by the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna (MA 7).