Women and Art themed tour at Vienna Art History Museum

Women and Art themed tour at Vienna Art History Museum

Free cancellation
Language: English , German , Russian
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 15 minutes
Do this because
  • Includes all entrance tickets so that you can book everything together
  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
  • See beyond the art with an experienced art historian as your guide
What to expect

Museum halls are full of images of women: naked or richly clothed, in unnatural poses or in ones that seem more real than life. It’s often hard to understand who these mostly-attractive dames are — muses, wives, courtesans, criminals, or heroines. Cultural and historical studies often give surprising answers to this question. In this tour your guide will talk about the biographies of the heroines of the canvases and also try to look at the social and cultural messages that these great works of art convey.

You will find out how the nakedness of Goddess Diana is connected to little girls’ love for ponies and how Venetian courtesans paved the way for gender equality. You will discuss how Greek myths and the Holy Scriptures imposed moral norms through pictorial female images and how low Angela Merkel’s décolleté is allowed to be.

Within the scope of this tour, you will see the masterpieces by such renowned artists of the Renaissance and Baroque as Titian, Veronese, Giovanni Bellini and Velasquez as well as by Sofonisba Anguissola, Guido Cagnacci and Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun that are less known to the public but can undoubtedly be considered the hidden treasure of the Art History Museum in Vienna.

This tour is not about making you an art historian or listing artists’ workshop connections. This is a narrative participatory experience offering you a new perspective on art and making museum pieces meaningful to you.

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What's included
  • Private tour
  • Skip-the-line tickets
Reduced price
  • Youth (15-18 years)

Burgring 5, Vienna

Meeting point:

Please plan your arrival time accurately and come punctually to the meeting point in front of the museum main entrance. There are three doors and the central one is closed. The guide will be waiting for you in front of it.

What to remember
  • Minimum age of participants: 15 years
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  • Please check the calendar for availability
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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