In Vienna, the freedom of visual arts is very evident. This is because different types of art can be found everywhere not just in the four-walled buildings. While most are confined indoors in museums and galleries, there are also others displayed in strategic places for the public to enjoy.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna’s First District is just one of them. This specific art took its inspiration from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. It is on a mission to promote specific art installations in diverse locations such as in out of the way areas.
Thyssen-Bornemisza’s goal is also to connect rural communities and ordinary citizens to art. In short, the objective is to make contemporary art more accessible to the general public by removing the experience of entering into a room with white walls filled with curated exhibits.
Founded in 2002 by Francesca von Habsburg, this contemporary art museum is run by the fourth generation of art collectors in the Hasburg-Lorraine family. It is proof of the fourth generation of the Thyssen family’s commitment to the arts. Additionally, the museum shares its collection and commissions with other musems and public institutions. What makes it stand out from the others is the fact that its exhibits also known as pavilions are arranged in unique spaces in a less intimidating manner.