The Vienna: City of Dreams festival extends throughout New York City with performances and events at more than a dozen prestigious partner organizations, including music, films, panel discussions, readings, cabaret, dance, and visual arts.
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York explores the vibrant creative fabric of the "city of dreams" in the 21st century with programs of of contemporary music, a lecture and discussion series, films, readings, dance performances, and a major visual art exhibition entitled The Vienna Complex.
The Center for Architecture hosts a panel on March 12 of European and US architects, designers, urban planners, civic activists, and government officials in a conversation about the similarities and differences between public spaces and urban design initiatives in Vienna and New York City.
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)—a collaboration between the libraries of the The Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art—has extensive holdings of materials relating to artist Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). In 2014, NYARC will produce and release a web-based exhibition of its Vienna Secession (Union of Austrian Artists) catalogs and other related materials for the period that Klimt, as a founding member, was involved, including the 14th Secession exhibition (1902) that was designed by Joseph Hoffmann and included tributes to Beethoven.
The Jewish Museum presents a talk by Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist Dr. Eric Kandel, author of The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present, on February 27.
The Juilliard School presents its own AXIOM ensemble in an Alice Tully Hall concert on February 27, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, which includes contemporary Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas's Monodie.
Keyes Art Projects coordinates a series of exhibitions, receptions, lectures, and public programs at leading galleries and museums throughout New York City, giving a glimpse into the wealth and diversity of contemporary art from Vienna. Participants include (Art) Amalgamated; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Friedman Benda; Gagosian Gallery; Galerie St. Etienne; Lehmann Maupin Gallery; and Simon Preston Gallrey.
(Le) Poisson Rouge presents a concert that features contemporary concert and electronic music from Vienna.
Leo Baeck Institute, the foremost library and archives of German-speaking Jewry, mounts an exhibit called Jewish Vienna: Opportunities and Innovations, documenting Jewish contributions to Vienna's history and culture. On display will be memoirs, photos, scores, artworks, letters, and books.
The Morgan Library & Museum presents the Scharoun Ensemble in a program of Viennese classics, including music by Brahms and Schubert, on March 12.
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Austrian Film Museum with a major collaborative exhibition that explores Vienna throughout the history of cinema as a city both real and mythic. The exhibition centers on Austrian and German Jewish émigrés looking back on the city they left behind, as well as an international array of contemporary filmmakers and artists whose own visions of Vienna reveal the powerful hold the city continues to exert over our collective unconscious.
Neue Galerie New York presents lectures, gallery tours, and musical performances in Café Sabarsky based on the theme of fin de siècle Vienna.
Exploring the culture of Vienna through food, music, and literature, The New York Public Library hosts conversations for all ages on cooking, counterculture, and children's tales.
The Paley Center for Media presents Spotlight on Vienna, featuring screenings of programs from its archives, including Our Man in Vienna (1962), an examination of the culture and history of Vienna; Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna (1971), with Leonard Bernstein narrating and conducting excerpts from the Vienna State Opera production of Fidelio and the Ninth Symphony; and In Performance: Timeless Vienna (1981), featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Willi Boskovsky, and the Vienna Choir Boys.The Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs are organizing discussion sessions to examine arts and politics; and lessons learned since World War I, from the pre-war cultural and scientific creativity in Vienna alongside emerging war conditions, through incomplete World War II reconciliation, to democratic challenges posed by recurrent nationalism, ethnic division, governance deficiences, and current economic malaise.
The Viennese Opera Ball in New York, a white-tie charity gala held under the auspices of the US-Austrian Chamber of Commerce, is an annual international social landmark that exemplifies Vienna's cultural legacy, elegance, and glamour. The 59th Viennese Opera Ball will be held on February 21 at The Waldorf Astoria in New York.