In Szene gesetzt (Showcased). Angelika Kauffmann and related exhibitions
7 May to 29 October 2023
From 2022 to 2024, the Angelika Kauffmann Museum is focusing the reception, exhibition and collection history of its famous namesake. The second part of the trilogy tackles the phenomenon of exhibiting itself. Angelika Kauffmann (1741 to 1807) owed her career not least to the fact that, with the advent of public exhibitions, art in the 18th century was transformed into a social event for a wider audience. This development laid the foundation for the modern art business. The image we have of Angelika Kauffmann today was and is decisively shaped by the exhibitions that have periodically taken place and their accompanying publications. Which Angelika Kauffmann exhibitions in past decades represented the most important milestones? What aspects of her work and personality were showcased in particular at each event? How have styles of presentation and habits of viewing changed over time? These and other questions are being illuminated in greater detail for the first time using original works, historical exhibition photographs and archive material.
Heimatmuseum (Museum of Local History) – how people used to be at home
The Heimatmuseum (Local History Museum), which documents the living and everyday culture of the 19th century, has found a home in the former residential part of the more-than- 450-year-old Bregenzerwälderhaus.
The museum opens its doors every spring to show Contemporary Art. A selection of works by Sarah Echter, a young painter from the Bregenzerwald, will be on show in 2023.
7 May – 29 October 2023
Tue – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Public tours of the Angelika Kauffmann exhibition:
Tuesday, 3.30 p.m
Sunday, 10.30 a.m.
11 March – 16 April 2023
Fri – Sun 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.