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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:

Obersteirische Landbürgerin, um 1840

Our programme in November

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


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

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...

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...

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

08.04.2022-31.10.2023 > 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...

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...

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.-11.12.2022 > 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

Axl Leskoschek (Graz 1889–1976 Vienna) was one of the most important representatives of the Austrian avant-garde during the interwar period. more...


Pretty colorful!

The rainbow phenomenon

02.07.-04.12.2022 > 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...

[Translate to English:] Anna Vasof, „The Weight of Tears“ (Filmstill), 2022, © Anna Vasof/Bildrecht Wien, 2022

Anna Vasof

The Weight of Tears and Other Looping Stories

17.07.-23.10.2022 > Neue Galerie Graz, studio

"The Weight of Tears and Other Looping Stories" at the Neue Galerie Graz studio presents an extensive selection of the cinematic works of architect and media artist Anna Vasof. 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

13.11.2022-31.12.2024 > Folk Life Museum

Opening: 13.11.2022, 11am
The new Folk Costume Room will be opened, which will place the focus on Viktor Geramb as a folklorist, collector and museum director, and honour him – in a critical light. more...

Eugen Hauber, 1938,


National Socialism in Styria

History Museum
Opening: 24.11.2022, 7pm


Franz Kapfer, „Atlanten“, 2022,  Papierschablone, 70 x 50 cm,

Art Space Styria 2022

02.12.2022-19.11.2023 > 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...

Georg Pevetz, „Stillleben mit Früchten“, um 1922,

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...

Chris Burden, "Beehive Bunker", 2003

Late Summer Celebration at the Austrian Sculpture Park 2022

11.09.2022 > Austrian Sculpture Park

Every summer the Austrian Sculpture Park invites visitors to enjoy the last days of summer with a diverse programme of art, music and a culinary offer framed by the unique atmosphere of the park. more...

Alpaka, Foto: Walter Zengerer

Animal World Herberstein

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


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