Kunsthistorichesmuseum

Wandering in Vienna: Jem Cohen and the Adventure of Museum Hours

By Robert Koehler / September 11, 2012

“Kunsthistorisches. It’s the big old one.” This is how Vienna’s massive, venerable, lovely and, indeed, elderly central art museum is termed in Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours, and it neatly sums up the film’s warm, casual attitude toward weighty cultural institutions while serving as a way of reframing formerly perceived paragons of elitism in a more…

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