2. Gustav Klimt Symposium

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
Villa Toscana, Gmunden


Start of live stream


  • Mag. Peter Weinhäupl Director – Klimt Foundation, Vienna
  • Mag. Sandra Tretter, MAS Deputy Director – Klimt Foundation, Vienna
  • Dr. Stefan Kutzenberger Co-Curator – Salon series “Zwischen den Zeiten und Künsten”, Villa Toscana, Gmunden

A holy spring for the art of youth. The metaphor of the garden as a central motif of renewal in the art of the Klimt Group

  • Dr. Anette Freytag Professor for the history and theory of landscape architecture – Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, USA


“The woman in white.” Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein

  • Dr. Elisabeth Dutz Chief curator of the graphic art collection – Albertina, Vienna

Art technological investigations in the Belvedere of Gustav Klimt’s painting Life is a Struggle (1903) and of seven landscape paintings which Klimt painted outside of the studio (1906 – 1914)

  • Stefanie Jahn, M.A. Head of restauration – Belvedere, Vienna

Lunch break

Flöge & Klimt: A Family Affair. Research from a new book in the 150th Anniversary Year of Emilie Flöge’s birth

  • Paul H. Simpson FCIM Author – London

Gustav Klimt’s “Fashion Ladies.” Reflections on a motif group in the work of the Viennese painter that has received little attention to date

  • Dr. Franz Smola Curator of the 19th and 20th century collection – Belvedere, Vienna

Gustav Klimt and the Wiesenthal sisters. Viennese Modernism and the Salzkammergut

  • Mag. Peter Weinhäupl Director – Klimt Foundation, Vienna


Moriz Nähr: Photographic interferences with Gustav Klimt and the Wittgenstein family

  • Mag. Uwe Schögl Picture Archives and Graphic Department – Austrian National Library, Vienna

Views into the Gustav Klimt database and the Moriz Nähr catalogue raisonné

  • Mag. Laura Erhold Research assistant – Klimt Foundation, Vienna
  • Lucy Coatman, MLitt MA MA Project research assistant – Klimt Foundation, Vienna

Gold plated chocolate marshmallow or crispy sausage? How Gustav Klimt dined. An approximation.

  • Annette Ahrens, BA Art historian, expert for table culture – Vienna

Reflections on Klimt’s Dumba music room

  • Christina Wimmer, M.A. Art historian – Regensburg

Closing discussion & outlook

All times are in Central European Time (CET).

Subject to change without notice.