Exercises in looking at works of art

Come and talk to us!

There is always more than one way to approach a work of art. For this reason we offer a new format every year and warmly welcome anyone interested to join an in-depth analysis of selected works and themes at the Kunsthaus Graz.

In 2017,  Kunsthaus director Barbara Steiner’s Question of the Month  focused on fundamental issues in art, such as “Who gets to decide what is art?”, “Why do works of art cost millions?”, “Do I only see what I know?”, “Is the art world corrupt?”, “Are scandals the only way to gain attention?”

In 2018  Barbara Steiner’s Exercises in looking at works of artadopts a historical format: Alfred Lichtwark, director of the Hamburg Kunsthalle, first developed this concept in the early 20th century and so marked the beginning of the mediation of visual arts. Barbara Steiner now updates this format, extending it to include contemporary questions around exhibiting art.

Exercises in looking at works of art take place in small groups with a maximum of 15 people. We would therefore ask you to register in advance on 0316/8017-9200 or kunsthausgraz@museum-joanneum.at - the only other requirements for participation are your interest and willingness to get involved in the discussion!

Find out more on the German page!

Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200


Opening Hours
01. January 2020 to 22. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
23. October 2020 to 09. April 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
10. April 2021 to 31. October 2021 Mon-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
01. November 2021 to 31. December 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm

Architecture tours
Until 04.10.2020 Tue–Sun 11 am (ger)
06.-22.10.2020 Tue–Sun 11, 2 pm, 3:30 pm (ger)
Guided Tours
From 25.10.2020 Sun and public holidays 11am (ger)
Times may vary. For specific dates, please visit our calendar.
Guided tours also on advance notice

Mon-Thurs 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-1am
Sun 9am-8pm
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24th/25th December 2020
1st January 2021 10am - 1pm
1st January 2021 5pm - 6pm
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