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Programme 2023 at Universalmuseum Joanneum

Our programme focuses

The Neue Galerie Graz dedicates a show to Franz Steinfeld, the founder of modern landscape representation, and in a cooperation with the Halle für Kunst Steiermark (Styrian Hall of Art) deals with the themes of silliness and enthusiasm in art. Social change in Styria over the past 1,000 years is among the topics of interest at the Museum of History. In addition, the so-called "Klauberfrauen" become the protagonists of an exhibition.

A life without electricity? An apocalyptic idea that seems to become more and more a topic in recent times. The Austrian Open Air Museum Stübing shows with glimpses into the past how everyday life can function even without electricity. Teamwork is the prerequisite for the upcoming project, which will open at the CoSA - Science Center of Activities at the beginning of the year: With an Escape Room, the CoSA offers another attractive activity. 


Highlights apart from our sites 

The STEIERMARK SCHAU "Diversity of Life" focuses on the conservation of species and habitat diversity as well as measures against climate change. It will be on display at Tierwelt Herberstein from April 29, 2023 to November 05, 2023.

And the artist-in-residence program OFFENE FELDER of the Institute of Art in Public Space Styria will continue in 2023 with 11 more collaborations around art and agriculture.

Find out more about the exhibitions and all program highlights of 2023 in the overview.

Deatil information will follow soon.

We are happy to present our diverse exhibition program in 2023:
More information coming soon...

Sol LeWitt, Wall, 2004, Installation view, Kunsthaus Graz 2004,

Our programme in September

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


Continuing exhibitions from 2022 (click to open) Expand Box
Main image "The Art of Healing. On the History of Medicine",

The Art of Healing

On the History of Medicine

09.04.2022-31.10.2023   >  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...


Stories of the Past

Digital Journey into Lost Landscapes

08.04.2022-31.10.2023   >  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...


Pretty colorful!

The rainbow phenomenon

02.07.2022-19.01.2023   >  Folk Life Museum

The Folk Life Museum at the Paulustor puts the rainbow at the heart of a special exhibition and seeks answers to questions about a physical phenomenon with unsurpassed symbolic power. more...

Ausstellungssujet. Collage/Motive: Regentropfen (rezent), Wirbeltierfährte und Trockenrisse (fossil, Deutschland), Foto: UMJ/N. Lackner

Searching for Traces …

through Earth's History

16.09.2022-16.07.2023   >  Natural History Museum

Every process that occurs in nature, whether animate or inanimate, leaves behind traces. more...


A War in the Distance

23.09.2022-12.02.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz

At the core of steirischer herbst ’22 is an exhibition at Neue Galerie Graz that juxtaposes historical works with contemporary artists’ projects. more...

Christiane Peschek, The Girls Club – Etna, 2019

Faking the Real

The Art of Enticement

22.09.2022-08.01.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space02, Foyer

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, „Animal Spirits“, exhibition view National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), 2022,

Hito Steyerl

Animal Spirits

22.09.2022-08.01.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

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...

Günter Brus "Kunst und Revolution", 1968,

Günter Brus. Disclosure

A Retrospective from the Collection of the THP Private Foundation

28.10.2022-05.03.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz, BRUSEUM

With the showing of the THP Private Foundation Collection, the BRUSEUM is not only delighted to be able to display this unique private collection, but also to present a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work for the first time in ten years. more...

Permanent Collection

The Folk Costume Room

Folk Life Museum

The new Folk Costume Room places the focus on Viktor Geramb as a folklorist, collector and museum director, and honour him – in a critical light. more...

Adolf-Hitler-Platz, Leoben, 1938,


Styria and National Socialism

25.11.2022-31.12.2024   >  History Museum

The years of the National Socialist reign meant terror, persecution and the murder of millions of people. A new permanent exhibition in the History Museum is devoted to this period. more...

Franz Kapfer, Atlanten, 2022, paper template, 70 x 50 cm,

Art Space Styria 2022

02.12.2022-19.11.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz

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...

Exhibitions 2023



The Sound of St. Lambrecht

The Sound of a Place

13.01.-11.06.2023   >  History Museum

​​​​​​​The exhibition takes visitors on a journey in which everything revolves around listening and tracing the peculiarities of sound. more...


Identity on the Line

03.02.-18.06.2023   >  Folk Life Museum

Opening: 02.02.2023, 6pm more...

Isa Rosenberger, MANDA, 2023

Isa Rosenberger

Shadows, Gaps, Voids

10.02.-01.05.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space02

Shadows, Gaps, Voids is Isa Rosenberger’s most comprehensive show to date and features older works and a new piece, a co-production with Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau.  more...

Ingrid Wiener, Martin Roth

Ingrid Wiener, Martin Roth

From far away you see more

10.02.-21.05.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

An interwoven world of wonders, a living symbiosis of things; man at the edges observing, enabling, learning.  more...


CoSA Escape

Das Bergwerk

CoSA - Center of Science Activities

Learn more about raw materials and resources in the historic show mine more...


Turning points

Social Change since the Middle Ages

03.03.2023-07.01.2024   >  History Museum

Society exists only in the mode of transformation. This is precisely what the exhibition is interested in with a view to Styria and the last almost 1,000 years. more...

Im Foyer des Joanneumsviertels zeigt Alek Kawka Fotografien aus der Feistritzklamm; Foto: Alek Kawka

Alek Kawka


17.03.-05.11.2023   >  Natural History Museum, Foyer, Joanneumsviertel

In the photographic intervention Monument, Alek Kawka deals with the motif of the tree as a natural monument. more...


Walter Köstenbauer


17.03.-05.11.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz

Opening: 16.03.2023, 7 pm, free admission!
Intervention by the Neue Galerie Graz in the permanent exhibition rooms of the Natural History Museum with works by Walter Köstenbauer. more...

Anna Spanlang, "Green Scream Clap", 2020

Anna Spanlang

Baby better have my menstruation. I ain’t no museum

23.03.-30.04.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Foyer, Vorplatz, Untergeschoss

In the Kunsthaus, Anna Spanlang as last year's Diagonale winner in the category "Best Innovative Film" shows her collaborative work in film interspersed with props (the giant tampon stands in the forecourt) and films that overlay the existing setting. more...

 Gudrun Krebitz, ECHODROM, 2022 (Filmstill), Experimentalfilm, 16:36 min, Stereo, Courtesy of the Artist und Sixpackfilm

Gudrun Krebitz

Nighttime at the Well

Neue Galerie Graz, studio

Gudrun Krebitz uses drawings and real images to animate unique films characterised by a deep suggestive power. more...

Günter Brus, Vitriolkabinett, 1966, Fotograf: Ludwig Hoffenreich


Her Life With the Viennese Actionists

31.03.-24.09.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz, BRUSEUM

Opening: 30.03.2023, 7 pm
Anna Brus, wife of Günter Brus, and her role in Viennese Actionism become the main topic. more...

Ferdinand Österreicher, Peter Rosegger und Josef Wichner, v.l.,

Do Poets Grow on the Trees Here?

Visiting Peter Rosegger

01.04.-31.10.2023   >  Rosegger-Museum, Krieglach: „Studierhäusl“

Peter Rosegger spent summers with his family in the country home in Krieglach. Here he was visited almost daily by relatives, friends, acquaintances and admirers. more...



29.04.-05.11.2023   >  Tierwelt Herberstein

Mobile pavilion Vienna:
Opening: 22.03.2023, 6 p.m.
Duration: 23.03.–03.04.2023
Mobile pavilion, House of Biovdersity,
Path of Diversity at Herberstein Animal World:

Opening: 29.04.2023, 11 a.m.
Duration: 29.04.–05.11.2023


The Alps in View, Sujet

The Alps in View

The Landscape Painter Franz Steinfeld. Insert: Hubert Schmalix

05.05.-17.09.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz

The Alps are very much in the media and public consciousness at present, mainly on account of two major themes: for our leisure-oriented society, they represent a place of yearning for sports activities, recuperation and enjoyment of nature. more...

Sujet "Eulen nach Athen tragen. Münzen des antiken Griechenlands"

Bringing owls to Athens

Coins of ancient Greece

11.05.-31.10.2023   >  Archaeology Museum, Schloss Eggenberg

280 coins of ancient Greece from the collections of the Coin Cabinets of the Universalmuseum Joanneum and the City of Winterthur as well as the Institute of Antiquities of the University of Graz. more...

[Translate to English:] Foto: © Katharina Sabernig, Tatia Skhirtladze
Exhibition, Externe Veranstaltung

Knitted Anatomy

Katharina Sabernig

13.05.-30.05.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz, Med Uni Graz

In cooperation with Markt der Zukunft und Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum more...


Without Electricity

Life like in the Old Days

14.05.-31.10.2023   >  Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

Annual exhibition more...

Tomislav Gotovac, from: Zagreb, I love you!, 1981,

Body and Territory

Cross-border Dialogues. A cooperation with MSU Zagreb

26.05.-27.08.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space02

Body and Territory is to be understood as a dialogue between neighbours, in which connecting elements of artistic practices around the themes of body and identity are made visible. more...


Now in the Right!

Paths to Equal Rights

01.06.2023-10.03.2024   >  Folk Life Museum

Opening: 31.05.2023, 7pm more...

Plamen Dejanoff, Rückbau Palais Slav. Foto: Kunsthaus Graz/M. Grabner

Plamen Dejanoff

Heritage Project

08.06.-27.08.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

Plamen Dejanoff's solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Graz shows new works, precisely researched in terms of craftsmanship, which investigate a common European cultural heritage. more...

[Translate to English:] Sophia Gatzkan, Drift, 2023, Foto: Maria Rudakova

Sophia Gatzkan and Moritz Führer

Everyone can lace on space-age shoes

24.06.-01.10.2023   >  Neue Galerie Graz, studio

The exhibition focuses on the body, which is subjected to constant "improvement" through social conventions and is shaped, trained, operated on and technically enhanced. more...

Abbildung: Das älteste Bild von Klauberinnen an Sortierbändern, zw. 1910 und 1920,

We Women Pickers

The Economic History of Erzberg

30.06.2023-07.01.2024   >  History Museum

Opening: 29.06.2023, 7pm more...

Römische Dreifußschale, 2. Jahrhundert nach Christus, aus Kerschbaum,

Solva à la Carte

Schaufenster in die Römerzeit

30.06.2023–21.06.2024 >  Flavia Solva
Diese Präsentation geht der Frage nach, was in Flavia Solva mit welchem Geschirr gekocht wurde.


Sujet Ausstellung "Sporen", Naturkundemuseum


Pioneers of Reproduction

07.09.2023-14.07.2024   >  Natural History Museum

Spores are microscopic dissemination units produced by a wide variety of organisms, usually in huge numbers. more...

Société Réaliste, "U.N. Camouflage", 2014,

The Other

Re-Imagine the Future

28.09.2023-18.02.2024   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space02

Opening: 27.09.2023, 7 pm
The group exhibition The Other at Space02 addresses themes of identity, history, belonging and exclusion, thus opening up a wide range of perspectives with many international positions. more...

Sol LeWitt, Wall, 2004

Sol LeWitt's Wall. Performed

Re-Imagine the Future

28.09.2023-09.06.2024   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

Opening: 27.09.2023, 7pm
Sol LeWitt's monumental work Wall is reactivated after almost 20 years and recontextualized in a dialogue with current artistic positions. more...

Sujet Ausstellung "Schaulust. Pornografie und Alltag"

The Lustful Gaze

04.10.2023-14.01.2024   >  Folk Life Museum

Opening: 03.10.2023, 7pm more...

[Translate to English:] Ebru Kurbak, Who Owns the Moon?, 2023, © Ebru Kurbak

Ebru Kurbak

Who Owns the Moon?

07.10.2023-04.02.2024   >  Neue Galerie Graz, studio

Opening: 06.10.2023, 7 p.m.
Ebru Kurbak is an artist and researcher born in Izmir, Turkey and based in Vienna, Austria. Her practice explores the entanglements between art, technology, culture, and politics, with a focus on uncovering hidden values and ideologies in science and technology research. more...

Exhibition subject "Ridiculously Yours!",

Ridiculously Yours!

Art, Awkwardness and Enthusiasm

13.10.2023-25.02.2024   >  Neue Galerie Graz

Opening: 12.10.2023, 7pm more...

Johann Rausch, UNTITLED 9 11, 2011/14 –überarbeitet 2022,

Johann Rausch

Searching Myself

20.10.2023-14.04.2024   >  Neue Galerie Graz, BRUSEUM

Opening: 19.10.2023, 7pm
Johann Rausch has been continuously producing art on an international level for 40 years and yet is completely unknown. more...


Promotion Prize of the Province of Styria for Contemporary Fine Arts 2023

15.12.2023-21.04.2024   >  Neue Galerie Graz

Opening: 14.12.2023, 7pm more...

Highlights 2023



Spring Celebration and 20th Anniversary

21.05.2023   >  Austrian Sculpture Park

The Austrian Sculpture Park celebrates its 20th anniversay this year. more...

Institute for Art in Public Space Styria: Project selection

Amanda Couch, Becoming with Wheat and (other More-Than-Human Others) 2021 / Foto: Amanda Couch


Art and Agriculture

01.01.2022-31.12.2024   >  Art in Public Space

The Institute for Art in Public Space Styria combines the realms of art and agriculture with this project. It includes 13 sub-project of various international artists and artist collectives and just as many farms in Styria. more...

Manfred Erjautz, Montageentwurf,

Manfred Erjautz

Skulptur für das Volkskundemuseum am Paulustor

Art in Public Space

Eröffnung: Spätsommer/Herbst 2022
Das baulich aus- und umgebaute sowie inhaltlich neu positionierte Volkskundemuseum am Paulustor wurde 2021 im Rahmen der STEIERMARK SCHAU der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert.
Der Grazer Künstler Manfred Erjautz (* 1966), der hier auch Jahre seiner Jugend verbrachte, wurde eingeladen, sich erneut mit diesem Ort auseinanderzusetzen, um daraus ein Kunstwerk zu kreieren. Nach eingehender Recherche entwickelte er eine mehrteilige zeitgenössische Skulptur, die weithin sichtbar als deutliches Zeichen der Dynamik im öffentlichen Raum zu sehen sein wird.
Kuratiert von Elisabeth Fiedler


Programme 2023

Universalmuseum Joanneum

19 Museen und 1 Zoo in Graz und der Steiermark
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