Graphics in Vienna around 1900 – New Design for
   a New Way of Life

Self-Portrait, 192, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Hermann Bahr (text) /
Joseph Maria Olbrich
(cover design and illustrations),
Secession, 1900

Program Booklet of Cabaret Fledermaus No.1, 1907 Program Booklet of
Cabaret Fledermaus No.1
, 1907

In 2015, Hiraaki Akira, founder of the Cabin apparel company, deposited his collection of fin‐de‐siècle Viennese graphic design in the museum. From the Secession movement, formed in 1897, to the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914, Viennese artists such as Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann, created a host of outstanding works in their search for art and design that befitted a new age. With technical developments in printing and the flourishing of the magazine medium, graphic design played an essential role by conveying new trends in art and design to the public and permeating society. In addition to examining the entire scope of this enormous collection, made up of over 300 items, the exhibition presents plaster sculptures by Richard Luksch and a priceless set of furniture by Adolf Loos (also originally owned by Hiraaki) to exemplify the vitality and charm of fin‐de‐siècle Vienna.

Exhibition dates

January 12 (Sat.) – February 24 (Sun), 2019


Regular hours: 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
(Admission until 30 min. before closing)


Mondays, January 15, February 12
Exception: January 14, February 11


The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
The Yomiuri Shimbun


  Day of admission Advance Group
(20 or more)
After 5PM on
Fri. and Sat. nights
Adult 1,000 800 800 800
University students 500 400 400 400

* High school students or younger are free
* Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Advance tickets are available until January 11.

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