The MFAH presents the first museum retrospective in the United States devoted to Austrian artist and designer Koloman Moser. Instrumental in the modern design revolution that swept Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, Moser (1868–1918) worked across varied types of media, in both two and three dimensions. His art is often characterized by precise geometric styles and frequently uses a black-and-white grid pattern.
Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907 surveys the sum of Moser’s decorative-arts career through more than 200 objects, from jewelry, metalwork, glass, and ceramics to furniture, textiles, prints, and designs for architectural interiors. The exhibition comes to Houston following its premiere at the Neue Galerie in New York City.
Enhance your visit! Stop by Cafe Express to try some tasty Austrian beer or wine.
In-Gallery Extra: Audio Tour
Enhance your exhibition experience and learn more about the artwork on view. You may purchase the optional audio tour at the admissions desks.
Exhibition Shop & Catalogue
The MFAH Shop features a variety of exclusive merchandise related to Koloman Moser and other notable designers. Take home a taste of Vienna with distinctive gift and specialty items including paper goods, dinnerware, and cookbooks. The illustrated exhibition catalogue is available through The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).
This exhibition is co-organized by the Neue Galerie New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Generous funding is provided by:
John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation
The Susan Vaughan Foundation
The Margaret Cooke Skidmore Exhibition Endowment
Dr. Marjorie G. Horning
Dale Family Foundation / Michael Dale
Jo and Jim Furr / Gensler
Ms. Cecily E. Horton
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Karol Kreymer / Robert J. Card, M.D.
Mithoff Family Foundation
The Schissler Foundation
Leslie and Shannon Sasser
Louis H. Skidmore, Jr.