Arnulf Rainer’s drawings – and his prints – are autonomous works, but they are also a rich source for his paintings. Every imaginable possibility is investigated. Sometimes, in part because of its larger format, a painting has a different dynamic and requires a different working method, but it is not hard to see that the handwriting that expresses itself in his early drawings is still present in even his most recent paintings.

Rudi Fuchs and Maarten Bertheux have created an exhibition which guides us through the development of Arnulf Rainer’s visual handwriting. Before our eyes unfolds a banderole of images, in a rhythm like a musical composition.

Experience an exclusive evening at the museum and discover the exhibition as part of a tour. Afterwards, enjoy an evening meal at the El Gaucho steakhouse in Josefsbad

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LUCY ELECTRIC is an expert in art in the dark and has a new mission: what are Arnulf Rainer's overpainted faces trying to tell us?

A beautifully veiled event. Pack your flashlight and help LUCY with her special nocturnal mission!

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Wir feiern den 86. Geburtstag von Arnulf Rainer mit einem TAG DER OFFENEN TÜREN bei freiem Eintritt, und laden ab 10 Uhr stündlich zu Führungen durch die aktuelle Ausstellung Arnulf Rainer PINSELRAUSCH.

Um 16 Uhr liest die Schauspielerin Andrea Eckert aus Arnulf Rainers „Schriften. Selbstzeugnisse und Interviews“ und nimmt Sie dabei mit auf eine literarische Reise in die faszinierende Lebens- und Arbeitswelt des Ausnahmekünstlers.

Nutzen Sie diesen Tag auch, um in unserem Museumsshop die exklusivsten Weihnachtspresente zu entdecken.

The exceptional art expert Victoria Pfefferstein leads a tour through the exhibition by torchlight. See the museum as you have never seen it before.

Afterwards, the Hotel Herzoghof serves you a glass of sparkling wine. An elegant evening and a special occasion to indulge yourself in art.

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Arnulf Rainer Museum


Josefsplatz 5
2500 Baden
Tel +43(0)2252 209 196 11
Fax +43(0)2252 209 196 14

Postal address

Badener Kulturbetriebsgesmbh
Kaiser Franz Josef-Ring 31
2500 Baden


Tram (Badener Bahn)
Direct, from the Vienna State Opera
to the Arnulf Rainer Museum, to
Josefplatz at the end of the line.

Train and rapid transit train
Four minutes on foot from Baden
station, towards the centre of town.


A2 Baden exit – towards the centre,
Arnulf Rainer Museum / Frauenbad.
Parking at Römertherme or at the
Casino parking garage.


Opening hours

Due to reconstruction of exhibition the Arnulf Rainer Museum is closed from Oct 12th to Oct 23th 2015.
Every day from 10am – 5pm
Contact us for more details.

Admission prices

Adults 6,–
Reduced 4,–
Groups of 6 or over,
per person
Children from 6 – 14,
pupils, students,
military discount (national service)
Family ticket 12,–
Family ticket reduced 10,–
Guided tour 2,50


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