There is a special exhibit of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele at the Leopold Museum. Since the exhibit closes tomorrow we prioritize this as first on our to-do list. The Leopold is six blocks from the restaurant. We spend an enjoyable two hours first seeing the Klimt galleries then going downstairs to see the Schiele's.
We slowly walk back to the apartment to rest up a bit before tackling the Monet exhibit at the Albertina museum. While there I go online and I'm able to buy tickets I advance. Lesson learned from the Frida Kahlo exhibit in Budapest.
When we arrive at the Albertina the line to buy tickets circles around the plaza. We happily skip past the line and show our tickets on my cell phone. There are 100 Monet's to see. The first gallery is jammed with people listing to their audio tour devices. We maneuver around them to view the paintings. Luckily the following galleries are not so heavily packed with people.
After the Monet's we move on to the permanent Batliner Collection, which includes work from Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Chagall, Picasso, Gauguin and large collection of Austrian artists. Of the Austrian artists, Alvin Egger-Leben's 1910 "Elderly Man" is our favorite.