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Beethoven Moves

Kunsthistorisches Museum / Vienna / Art

“In the world of art,” said Ludwig van Beethoven, “as in the whole of creation, freedom and progress are the main objectives.” This exhibition, an ode to the composer on his 250th birthday, celebrates progress by placing contemporary masters in conversation with Beethoven’s music and persona. Works by Caspar David Friedrich, sketchbooks by J. M. W. Turner, graphic imagery by Francisco de Goya, Anselm Kiefer, and Jorinde Voigt, sculptures by Auguste Rodin and Rebecca Horn—all provide a response to the composer’s majestic sensibility. —E.C.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria
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