"Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine"

Last year, the Dallas Museum of Art acquired one of the most significant additions to its collection to date: an exceptional silver vitrine originally owned by the Wittgenstein family of Vienna and designed by Carl Otto Czeschka (1878–1960) of the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops). Since its arrival in Dallas, the Wittgenstein Vitrine has been the subject of an intensive research and conservation program.

Standing over five feet tall, this vitrine was originally owned by the Wittgenstein family of Vienna and is the largest and most lavish example known of the silverwork of the Wiener Werkstätte. This exhibit explores the context and history of this masterwork’s design and fabrication, iconography and provenance. Standing over five feet tall, this vitrine was originally owned by the Wittgenstein family of Vienna and is the largest and most lavish example known of the silverwork of the Wiener Werkstätte. It also presents new perspectives on designer Carl Otto Czeschka, his work for the Wiener Werkstätte, and the important patronage of the Wittgenstein family.

November 15-October 18

1717 N. Harwood St.

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"Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine"

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1717 N. Harwood St.,
Dallas, TX
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Dates: 11/15/2014 - 10/18/2015