Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna

Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Join us for a day exploring early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA’s newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte’s architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.


Program Schedule

9:30 a.m. 
Check in and enjoy complimentary coffee service. 

10:00 a.m.      
Welcoming Remarks

10:15 a.m.
Fran Baas, Associate Conservator of Objects, DMA
Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA

11:10 a.m.
Christian Witt-Dörring
, Curator, MAK-Austrian Museum for Applied Arts

11:50 a.m.
Lunch Break
 The DMA's Atrium Cafe offers a full lunch menu

1:20 p.m.
Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University

2:15 p.m.
Samuel D. Albert, Adjunct, Fashion Institute of Technology 

3:10 p.m.
Christopher Long, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin

4:20 p.m.
Q&A session with all of the speakers.

5:00 p.m.
Join the speakers for a reception, and view the silver vitrine in its new installation.


Read the press release to learn more about the Wittgenstein silver vitrine or visit the DMA's blog Uncrated.

The DMA wishes to thank the following donors for their generous support of the symposium: Ken and Debra Hamlett, David Owsley via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and Nancy Shutt.

Buy Tickets
Public $40, DMA Partners $30, Students $20. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 214-922-1818.