Browse Exhibits (2 total)
This exhibit will explore Sigmund Freud’s theories and the contemporary influences on his formulation of the idea of psychoanalysis, through the topographical model of the city of Vienna: the Outer Circle, the Ringstrasse, and the Inner Circle. The first section, the Outer Circle, will focus on contemporary thinkers from the fields of biophysics, neurology, psychiatry and medicine that came from outside of Vienna and their influence on Freud; the Inner Circle will attempt to show the cultural particularities of fin-de-siècle Vienna that had influenced Freud’s theories; the Ringstrasse section, alike the real Ringstrasse that connects the Outer Circle with the Inner Circle of Vienna, will explore Freud’s ideas and works as a reflection of/connection between theoretical and practical influences of contemporary psychiatry and psychoanalysis and the cultural influences of Vienna 1900.
This exhibit explores the connections between music and a plurality of identities in fin de siècle Vienna. The exhibit was designed for “Topics in German Art: Vienna 1900”, taught by Professors Christiane Hertel and Imke Meyer as part of the interdisciplinary 360-degree program. This exhibit seeks to present an examination of the impact identity has on prominent figures in turn of the century Vienna’s music scene. When looking at music during fin de siècle Vienna, identity presents itself as a very important factor in shaping musical culture. How well a piece or performance is received is not based solely on any individual’s talent. National identity, race, and gender all play important roles in shaping the way music is conceived in Vienna at this time, particularly in the way members of certain groups of people are conceived in popular stereotypical thinking, and the way that is abstracted to a person’s musical abilities. This exhibit will explore the works and lives of Johann Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler, various well-known opera singers, Arnold Schönberg, Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak, Bela Bartok, and briefly, Mozart’s lasting impact on Vienna.