Lange Nacht Der Museen

Two Dancers by Edgar Degas, pastel on paper (above), on display at the Albertina Museum

On October 3, we joined the crowds of enthusiastic museum-goers for the Lange Nacht Der Museen  (Long Night of Museums).  650 art venues throughout Austria stayed open until 1:00 a.m., and we saw as much art as we could see in one night.  I would describe the experience as being absolutely blasted by art. It was an overload of the senses, and we ended up staggering about in a blissfully zombified stuper from soaking in so much culture in a single night.  The crowds were enthusiastic and diverse... It was quite a party!

The first museum we hit was the Albertina, where we saw an exhibit of Impressionism called Painting Light.  Here is a link to the Albertina's web site where you can view select images from the exhibit: Painting Light