Film screening: Mahler on the Couch

National Center for Jewish Film

This imagining of the real-life marriage of Gustav Mahler (Johannes Silberschneider) and his tempestuous wife Alma Schindler Mahler (Barbara Romaner) is a sensory feast of art, sex and celebrity in fin-de-siècle Vienna. Mahler's tenure as the director of the venerable Vienna Court Opera (1897–1907) coincided precisely with a remarkable flourishing of the creative arts in Vienna. Coming together in the Vienna Secession under the leadership of Gustav Klimt, a group of architects, painters and decorative artists propelled Vienna to the forefront of the international avant-garde movement.

A brief introduction by Helga K. Aurisch, curator of European art, touches on Mahler's pivotal role as an intermediary between the Vienna Secession and the Vienna Opera.

A wine reception starts at 5:30 p.m.; the screening will start at 6:30 p.m.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free; tickets are required.
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