Free entry to Velázquez with lotto ticket

Free entry to Velázquez with lotto ticket
The Diego Velázquez exhibition. Photo: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER
Vienna’s Kunsthistorische Museum is celebrating Halloween by giving anyone with an Austrian lottery ticket free entry to the Diego Velázquez exhibition on October 31st.

From 10am anyone with a Lotto, Toto, Bingo, Euromillions ticket or a scratch card will gain free entry (the ticket doesn't have to be from a current draw).

There will be guided tours of the Velázquez exhibition at 11am and 4pm and a tour of the Kunstkammer collection of sculpture and decorative arts at 2pm. Last entry to the museum is at 5.30pm.

The Velázquez exhibition is the first retrospective of the 17th century Spanish court painter’s work in the German-speaking world, displaying over 40 artworks.

Velázquez ’s ability to portray his aristocratic subjects with a common humanity made him the first celebrity portraitist, argues Austrian curator Sylvia Ferino-Pagden.

The exhibition runs until February 15th, 2015. Tickets cost €14 and a year’s pass to the KHM costs €34.

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