Vienna 1900 Art & crafts and the largest Egon Schiele collection in the world.
One of Schiele's key works was confiscated by a US court whilst on loan in New York. After a 12-year legal battle a settlement was reached and the famous portrait of Wally (Walburga Neuzil was Schiele's most important model, muse and mistress for four years) was returned to Vienna. A bitter-sweet success, as collector, curator and former owner Rudolf Leopold had just died, aged 86, unable to witness what he had wished for for over a decade.
Since 2001 the Leopold museum, in the MuseumQuartier has exhibited the largest Schiele collection in the world consisting of over 40 oil paintings and nearly 200 watercolours and gouaches. Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold collected over 5000 artworks in five decades, some of which can be seen in the permanent collection “Vienna 1900”, its main core including works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann, with many superb examples of arts and crafts from the Wiener Werkstätte.
Don't miss the wonderful view from the top floor of the museum, it is one of the few places where you can appreciate the exterior beauty of the Museum of Fine Arts from above.