The Theseus Temple in Vienna’s Volksgarten is a Grecian-style temple built in 1819-1923. It was originally built to house just one piece of art: the sculpture entitled “Theseus defeats the Centaurs”. The sculpture was however removed at the end of the 19th century and is now the centrepiece of the Art History Museum’s (Kunsthistorisches Museum) dramatic staircase.
Following an extensive renovation in the last years, and as part of the the KMH’s Modern and Contemporary Art Programme, the temple is once more being put to it’s original use to house exceptional works of contemporary art, one at a time. The current exhibit - Ugo Rodinone - is the first is series of exhibitions that aim to do just that.
The Theseus Temple is free to enter and is set in the beautiful Volksgarten, in the heart of the city and just a two minute walk from the main museum itself and several of it’s satellite branches.