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Programme 2022 at Universalmuseum Joanneum

In the coming year, the Universalmuseum Joanneum will present 25 exhibitions; moreover, it is expanding around the location ‘Animal World Herberstein’, extending its opening hours in Graz and its surroundings, as well as allowing entrance to all visitors under the age of 19 to its museums, starting in the summer holidays.

We are happy to present our diverse exhibition program in 2022:


Our programme in June

Find out here what exhibits and programmes we offer in June.


Continuing exhibitions from 2021 (click to open) Expand Box
Ausstellungsansicht, "wie es ist" im Volkskundemuseum,

how it is

Worlds – Changes – Perspectives

01.11.2021-31.12.2030 > Folk Life Museum

The exhibition undertakes a survey of the current social situation and cultural forms of expression, linking these how a Central European region sees and perceives itself, one which also enjoys especial popularity as a tourist destination. more...

Fan for women with jay feathers,

Hunting Is Female

Diana and Actaeon

01.07.2020-30.11.2022 > Jagdmuseum

Postponed! The exhibition will be accessible from 01.07.2020.
Hunting was and is not a field of activity confined to men. If we research into history, we see that hunting was certainly shaped by women, too. more...

"wald.heimat", Sujet,


Rosegger’s Dream and Reality

03.04.2021-30.10.2022 > Rosegger-Museum, Krieglach: „Studierhäusl“

What Rosegger was able to tell about these people and the forest, and what forests mean for us today – these are the themes addressed in the special exhibition. more...

Sujet "Gold, Gold, nur du allein...",

Gold, Gold, Only You …

01.10.2021-17.07.2022 > Natural History Museum

Opening: 30.09.2021
In several regions of Styria remarkable alluvial gold findings have been made in recent years. more...

Urs Lüthi, „Tell me who stole your smile (self portait)”, 1974,
Permanent Collection

Ladies and Gentlemen

The Fragile Feminist We

15.10.2021-30.10.2022 > Neue Galerie Graz

In a continuation of the historic show "Ladies First!", this theme is closely examined with works from the Neue Galerie’s international collection ranging from the 1970s to the present day. more...

Johanna Kandl, "Kawtar, Bou Azzer, Marokko", 2021 (Studioaufnahme H. & J. Kandl)

Helmut & Johanna Kandl


26.11.2021-13.03.2022 > Kunsthaus Graz, Space02

Palette pursues the question of where the paints, pigments and binding agents used in a painting come from. In this sense, every painting also represents a map. more...



Sometimes As A Fog, Sometimes As A Tsunami

26.11.2021-13.03.2022 > Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

The exhibition of the Danish artist group SUPERFLEX shows a selection of new as well as already existing works. The focus is on capitalist economics as a dissolving factor of social realities, as a fluid form that seeps into people’s lives, into every crack and corner of our reality – sometimes as a fog, sometimes as a tsunami. more...



18.12.2021-11.09.2022 > CoSA - Center of Science Activities

From Graz into space? Of course! The Graz Institute for Space Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences participates in 20 space missions. more...

Exhibitions 2022


Photographer unknown, filming with the „Steirischer Schmalfilmclub“ for the weekly newsreel,

Film and Cinema in Styria

11.03.2022-08.01.2023 > History Museum

The History Museum’s main exhibition in 2022 undertakes forays into the world of Styrian film and cinema history. more...

The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Indizien, 2021,

The Golden Pixel Cooperative


05.04.-18.04.2022 > Kunsthaus Graz, Space03, Foyer

The cooperative's work is located at the interface between exhibition space and cinema, and its work is always committed to the dialogical process of collaborative action. more...


Stories of the Past

Digital Journey into Lost Landscapes

08.04.-30.10.2022 > Archaeology Museum, Schloss Eggenberg

Immerse yourself with us virtually in the past of the Danube region and explore Iron Age settlements or medieval fortresses. more...

Main image "The Art of Healing. On the History of Medicine",

The Art of Healing

On the History of Medicine

09.04.-31.10.2022 > Schloss Trautenfels

The goal of this exhibition is to produce a ground-breaking, generally comprehensible analysis of the social challenge presented by the health system, as affected by changes in the climate and its impact on people’s way of living, among other things. more...

Marjorie Strider, "Girl with open mouth", 1963,

Amazons of Pop!

Women artists, superheroines, icons 1961–1973

22.04.-28.08.2022 > Kunsthaus Graz, Space02

Amazons of Pop! extensively addresses the diverse pop art of a generation of women from Europe and North America who constitute the less-well-known side of the movement confidently and expressively. more...

Monica Bonvicini, "Italian Homes", 2019, Collage

Monica Bonvicini

I Don't Like You Very Much

22.04.-21.08.2022 > Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

The focus of the three-part exhibition, which is being conceived and realised together with the Kunsthaus Graz and the Kunst Museum Winterthur, is the house and the spatial orders and power structures associated with it.  more...

In einer zerrissenen Zeit. Das Dorf vor 100 Jahren, Sujet

In a Time of Turmoil

The Village 100 Years Ago

29.04.-30.10.2022 > History Museum

Opening: 28.04.2022, 7pm more...


Honour and Vanity

100 Years of Decorations of the Republic of Austria

05.05.-30.10.2022 > Coin Cabinet, Schloss Eggenberg

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the legal regulation of the Austrian system of decorations, the exhibition offers an overview of the decorations of the Republic of Austria and the Austrian Federal provinces. more...

Main image „Clothes - A Blend of Handicraft, Function and Fashion “,


A Blend of Handicraft, Function and Fashion

29.05.-31.10.2022 > Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

Clothes worn by peasants in former times were predominately working clothes, which had to be practical and above all durable in their function. more...

portrait Paul Neagu, Hornsey School of Art, Alexandra Palace, London, 1974/75 (detail),

Paul Neagu

03.06.-25.09.2022 > Neue Galerie Graz, BRUSEUM


Abbildung: Axl Leskoschek, "o. T. (Brasilianischer Urwald)", 1948,

Axl Leskoschek


01.07.-21.08.2022 > Neue Galerie Graz

Opening: 30.06.2022, 7pm more...

Spuren einer Mahlzeit,

Searching for Traces …

Through Earth's History

16.09.2022-16.07.2023 > Natural History Museum

Opening: 15.09.2022, 7pm more...


Cooperation with steirischer herbst

22.09.2022-12.02.2023 > Neue Galerie Graz

Opening: 22.09.2022, 7pm more...

Heimo Zobernig, "untitled", 2019,

Faking the Real

Art of Seduction

22.09.2022-08.01.2023 > Kunsthaus Graz, Space02

Opening: 21.09.2022
Around the explosive term Fake, the exhibition at Kunsthaus Graz traces the development of the interfaces between graphic design and art since 1971, reflecting both political upheavals and technological developments. more...


Hito Steyerl

22.09.2022-08.01.2023 > Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

Opening: 21.09.2022, 7 pm
What is a garden, a habitat, a sphere, a cave? In a direct dialogue with the Kunsthaus Graz, the important German artist and essayistic documentary film-maker Hito Steyerl is planning an installation in Space01’s dark dome that multiply interlocks on both digital and analogue levels. more...

The Folk Costume Room,
Permanent Collection

The Folk Costume Room

13.11.2022-03.02.2024 > Folk Life Museum

Neueröffnung: Oktober 2022
Der neue Trachtensaal will Viktor Geramb als Volkskundler, Sammler und Museumsleiter in den Blick rücken und kritisch würdigen. more...

Eugen Hauber, 1938,

Styria and National Socialism

25.11.2022-31.12.2023 > History Museum

Opening: 24.11.2022, 7pm more...

studio, Neue Galerie Graz,

studio-Exhibitions 2022

01.11.-31.12.2022 > Neue Galerie Graz

There are 3 studio-Exhibitions planned for 2022 more...

Kunstraum Steiermark,

Kunstraum Steiermark 2022

Scholarship holders

02.12.2022-26.02.2023 > Neue Galerie Graz

Opening: 01.12.2022, 7pm
The exhibition presents the works of Styrian participants in the various studio programmes, as well as foreign scholarships bestowed by the Cultural Department of the Regional Government of Styria in 2021/22. more...


Artothek Styria 2022

02.12.-08.12.2022 > Neue Galerie Graz

The Artothek Styria offers art enthusiasts the chance to hire selected originals from the Neue Galerie Graz for private use. more...

Highlights 2022


Spring celebration,

Spring Opening 2022

22.05.2022 > Austrian Sculpture Park

The Austrian Sculpture Park invites to its annual Spring Opening! more...

Alpaka, Foto: Walter Zengerer

Animal World Herberstein

Animal World Herberstein becomes part of the Universalmuseum Joanneum, and thus the museum’s 14th location


Universalmuseum Joanneum

19 Museen und 1 Zoo in Graz und der Steiermark
8010 Graz, Österreich


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