It took more than a decade to build the summer residence of Vienna’s most famous general, Prince Eugene of Savoy. In 1723, construction of the upper palace drew to a close and the Belvedere estate was finally completed. The 300th anniversary of this event presents the perfect occasion for the museum to reflect on its history. Both as a museum and a landmark building, the Belvedere has stood for power and prestige throughout the ages, serving as the setting for courtly festivities, at times as a royal residence, and as the venue for the signing of the Austrian State Treaty in 1955. In an extensive exhibition, the museum will examine the building’s changing roles.
Curated by Björn Blauensteiner, Sabine Grabner, Kerstin Jesse (Contributed to the concept), Alexander Klee, Georg Lechner, Stefan Lehner, Monika Mayer and Luisa Ziaja.
The Belvedere - 300 Years a Venue for Art
2 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2024
Unteres Belvedere, Wien, Österreich
Moderne Galerie 1903 [Bildarchiv BA6] © Belvedere, Wien