Family Tour of the Belvedere Art Gallery in Vienna

During this tour, you will see the most striking works of Austrian art, and exploring paintings and sculptures together will make it unforgettable for the whole family. After all, going to museums with kids means learning new things about art, children and yourself.

Iconic works of art

In each section of the collection, from Gothic to Modernism, we’ll discuss a work, including Messerschmidt’s “Character Heads,” David’s “Napoleon on the Pass of Saint Bernard,” and, of course, “The Kiss“ by Gustav Klimt. And at each work, you’ll see what they tell us about Austria’s past and how it relates to the present. And to make our experience not only informative but also emotional, be ready for hands-on experiences.

How and why art was created

The main goal of this tour is to familiarise you with historical figures and famous paintings and sculptures. But what’s even more important is to try different ways of reading the artwork together. We’ll examine the basic rules of reception for altarpieces, see what has remained constant in the creation of portraits, and understand how the landscape is transformed into an art phenomenon.

Everyone participates!

During the tour, we will draw parallels between the museum’s exhibits and examples of contemporary visual culture. I always have illustrative examples on hand, but to make it even more interesting for your kids, you can also prepare in advance:

  • A picture of a superhero your child knows
  • Your family portrait
  • A picture of a favourite picture book or a comic book

The appeal to images that are already familiar to your child is always more powerful, which means the paintings and sculptures in the Belvedere collection will be better remembered and filled with deeper meaning.

This tour is family fun, but it is also a multifaceted museum experience for both children and adults.

Get ready to experience art with all your senses!

Overview

музеи веныBelvedere Palace (The Upper Belvedere)
Permanent Collection
1,5 hours
A family of 2-5 people |
Ages 8 and up
180 € per group
иконка билет 1You can buy museum entrance tickets by yourself or add them to your order

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