The Albertina safeguards one of the most important and extensive graphic art collections in the world. It comprises around 50,000 drawings and watercolours, as well as some 900,000 graphic art works, ranging from the Late Gothic era to the present.

The arc of exquisite works stretches from Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Raphael Santi through Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn to Claude Lorrain, Honoré Fragonard and Paul Cézanne.

In the modern section, the holdings range across Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka via Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock to Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, and finally to Franz Gertsch, Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer.