Exhibits from the Middle Ages to the Rococo
The Art Museum contains important pieces from the Middle Ages to the Rococo, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, and many other objects from the sacristy and art treasury of Admont Abbey. In the entrance area, the visitor is greeted by a recently acquired rarity: a Gothic Madonna and Child from the 15th century, created by Jakob Kaschauer.
Large showcases present an impressive selection of objects from the abbey’s sacristy. The items on view change every year. Among these items worn in worship over various centuries are the so-called Gebhard miter (late 14th century) and a requiem chasuble (16th century). The highlight of the textiles collection is the extensive work of the Admont monk Benno Haan (1631-1720). He created an abundance of liturgical vestments and ornaments for Admont Abbey, each of which is of inestimable value and of the highest quality.