The content of this course depends on current art exhibitions shown in Vienna at the time of the IES Abroad, Vienna Spring Term. These major and international exhibitions are singular events; the course content therefore changes from semester to semester. Five to six exhibitions, dependent on the possibilities offered, will be selected for extensive visits. Students will study the art objects in their historic context, analyze and compare composition, color, and form in discussions and reports in front of the objects. Term-papers should be based on these studies. In-class reports on the variety of smaller temporary shows available in Vienna should in addition familiarize students with the Viennese art scene.