About Kunsthaus Graz

Mission Statement

 

The Kunsthaus Graz, a joint undertaking of the Province of Styria and the City of Graz as part of the Universalmuseum Joanneum, is committed to a vibrant engagement with art.

 

It is an exhibition centre of international contemporary art that shows international trends in regular, changing exhibitions, placing these in both a national and regional context. The Kunsthaus Graz is dedicated to the freedom of art. In its programme it is independent, discursive and open to everyone in a diverse and transforming society.

Please find the complete mission statement on this page in the download area!


The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture. The biomorphous building designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier—known locally as the Friendly Alien—has since become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world. But it has also become an essential landmark in the urban identity of the city of Graz.

As an exhibition centre for contemporary art, the Kunsthaus exhibits Austrian and international art from 1960 onwards. Its BIX media façade—designed by Berlin designers realities:united—constitutes a unique fusion of architecture and media technology. Effectively a large screen in the middle of the city, it acts as an instrument of art communication.

 

 

Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200
F +43-316/8017-9212
kunsthausgraz@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


Kunsthauscafé

Sun-Thurs 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-1am

T: +43-316/714 957
 

Guided tours

Sun 2pm (en), Sat 3:30pm (ger), Sun, public holidays 11am (ger), exceptions may apply. For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.