The Art Collections

The Academy's art collections comprise the Paintings Gallery, the Graphic Collection and the Plaster Cast Collection. They house approximately 1,200 paintings and 160,000 works on paper from the 14th to the 21st century, as well as about 450 plaster casts. The presence of such high-quality and extensive historical collections at an art academy is a special feature. The collections are meeting spaces for research, teaching and art enthusiasts and are open to the public in the form of a study hall and museum.

The Paintings Gallery holds unparalleled treasures such as the Last Judgment Triptych by Hieronymus Bosch and masterpieces by renowned artists such as Cranach the Elder, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt and Guardi. A selection of the works can be seen in the permanent collection.

The Graphic Collection is one of the most important graphic collections in Austria and constitutes the visual memory of the Academy. The collection of drawings, prints and photographs can be viewed in the study hall.

With its approximately 450 preserved plaster casts, the Plaster Cast Collection offers a unique overview of European sculpture history. Founded for study purposes at the end of the 17th century, the collection can now be seen in the studio building.