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An all-round museum that shapes the face of local cultural life

For 200 years, art in Graz has gone by a well-known name: Joanneum. Today almost all of the major institutions can be found under the roof of this universal museum. The Kunsthaus, for instance, with its attractive "blob" architecture, is responsible for contemporary art, Neue Galerie for the 19th and 20th centuries and Alte Galerie presents its historical art collection at Schloss Eggenberg. This unique castle complex between Baroque and Rococo has now been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to the Joanneum, there is also the Kunstverein association presenting young, international artists.

Graz classics - Neue Galerie

From the 19th century to the present day: Neue Galerie’s art collection features 2,500 paintings as well as 650 sculptures and is complemented by temporary exhibitions focusing on contemporary art < more >

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Graz classics - Schloss Eggenberg

A castle as a reflection of the universe: According to its architect, the castle was to be a mathematically harmonious cosmos. It was made a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2010 < more >

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Graz classics - Alte Galerie at Schloss Eggenberg

Paintings and sculptures from the 13th to the 18th centuries: Schloss Eggenberg is also home to the Alte Galerie. A special feature of the collection is its thematic rather than chronological organization < more >

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Graz classics - Österreichischer Skulpturenpark

Sculptures primarily by Austrian artists: Peter Weibel conceived the concept for the sculpture park, with over 60 works. It features works by artists including Werner Reiterer, Erwin Wurm and Yoko Ono < more >

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Inside tip Graz - Kunsthaus Graz

A spectacular building: Architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier created the organically shaped Kunsthaus with individually designed spaces to host temporary exhibitions of contemporary art < more >

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Inside tip Graz - Künstlerhaus

A colorful program: During the winter months, various regional art associations share the premises. The director of the Künstlerhaus is responsible for exhibitions in the summer months < more >

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Inside tip Graz - Grazer Kunstverein

A place for artistic production: Many of the artists create works specifically for an exhibition at the Kunstverein, which also finances such works. The institution exhibits works by popular Austrian and European artists < more >

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Neue Galerie (1), Schloss Eggenberg (2), Alte Galerie at Schloss Eggenberg (3), Österreichischer Skulpturenpark (4), Kunsthaus Graz (5), Künstlerhaus (6), Grazer Kunstverein (7)