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 opens the mind and senses to the Vienna of today with festival programming that expands upon the country's vast artistic, intellectual, and cultural legacies. The ACFNY explores the vibrant creative fabric of the "city of dreams" in the 21st century with programs 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 public spaces, with special focus on the artful plazas of Vienna and its pedestrian-oriented city plan.
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.
The Juilliard School presents its own AXIOM ensemble in an Alice Tully Hall concert 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.
(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 Jews, presents an exhibit about the rich music and theater scene of Vienna from the turn of the century into the 1930s, with original documents and photos that focus on the fruitful multicultural life of the Austrian metropolis, including famous artists and writers such as Arthur Schnitzler, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Sigmund Freud, and Theodor Herzl, to name a few.
The Morgan Library & Museum presents a performance inspired by works in its renowned music collection of autograph manuscripts.
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 a series of cabaret performances that feature Viennese artists and repertoire in its Café Sabarsky.
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 hosted by reporter David Brinkley; Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna (1971), with Leonard Bernstein narrating and conducting excerpts from the Vienna State Opera production of Fidelio (with Gwyneth Jones and James King) and the Ninth Symphony (with Gwyneth Jones, Shirley Verrett, Plácido Domingo, and Martti Talvela); and In Performance: Timeless Vienna (1981), featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Willi Boskovsky with the Vienna Choir Boys in a program of Strauss and Ziehrer waltzes.
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, 2014, at The Waldorf Astoria in New York, launching Carnegie Hall's citywide Vienna: City of Dreams festival.