From the gilded age of 1900’s Vienna to the goosesteps of Germanic invasion, we will explore the life and art of Gustav Klimt. During his time Vienna was a glamorous, vibrant, colorful show that birthed such new interpretations of the human condition as Freud’s psychology, Mahler‘s music and Wittengenstein’s philosophy. This cultural renaissance inspired the artistic modernism of Klimt. It sparked a wealth of ideas that birthed a new, uncertain and unsettled world. This is poignantly illustrated by the Nazis seizure of the Austrian “Mona Lisa”, Klimt’s painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer, and the battle to return it to its rightful owner in the recent movie Woman in Gold.