The Excitement Continues
Contemporary art from the Leopold Collection II
On the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the Leopold Museumâ€™s opening, the exhibition The Excitement Continues will present a crosssection of post-1945 Austrian and foreign art, giving a first-ever comprehensive impression of the contemporary-art holdings of the private collection of Rudolf Leopold, the so-called “Leopold Collection IIâ€. The showing is to be rounded out by works that belong to the “Leopold Collection Iâ€, which is owned by the museum after having originally been contributed by collector and museum founder Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010). The works in the Leopold Collection II were purchased by Rudolf Leopold after 1994, when the museum collection was founded, and are owned by the Leopold family. The lionâ€™s share of this collection, which consists mostly of Austrian art with some foreign works, has rarely – if ever – been presented publicly.