The Leopold Museum, one of the major institutions within Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, is known especially for its collection of works by painter Egon Schiele, who was inspired and advised by (guess who?) Gustav Klimt.
The founder of the Leopold Museum, Rudolf Leopold, spent more than a half century compiling the collection of Schiele’s work. Can anyone say, um, stalker? Though Schiele is particularly well-known for his self portraits, one of our favorite pieces is House Wall on the River (1915), which depicts a patchworked house. But in front of the cracked and graying concrete façade, a clothesline is strung with colorful shirts and fabrics. The oil paint is raised from the canvas especially on these fabrics, so that they seem to float in the foreground of the scene.
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1; 1 52 57 00; www.leopoldmuseum.org; open daily M-W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-9pm, F-Su 10am-6pm
Admission €13, €9 student, audio guide €4-7; wheelchair accessible