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Address: Lendkai 1, Graz 8020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 4331 680179200
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The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural piece de...

The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural piece de resistance of Graz's year as European Capital of Culture. The biomorphous building designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier-known locally as the Friendly Alien-has since become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world. But it has also become an essential landmark in the urban identity of the city of Graz. As an exhibition centre for contemporary art, the Kunsthaus exhibits Austrian and international art from 1960 onwards. Its BIX media facade-designed by Berlin designers realities:united-constitutes a unique fusion of architecture and media technology. Effectively a large screen in the middle of the city, it acts as an instrument of art communication.

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The best way to see this odd but interesting building is from the hill opposite. Did not feel the need to see the interior.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some aliens dropped an upturned cows udder in the middle of a beautiful old city. The city is divided on this I am told. 50% love it and 50% ar as shocked as I am. In a modern setting it would have been art niveau but not here. It is like placing the star ship enterprise next to Buckingham palace... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The best way to see this odd but interesting building is from the hill opposite. Did not feel the need to see the interior.

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Tel Aviv
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Not much to see and the collection is very small and not accessible - there is no explanation near each exhibition. Some of the temporary exhibitions in the photography department (texts from the Egyptian revolution or photos of thief from NY stores) are worthless without understanding the back ground In order to get that information; I had to find my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The exciting of the new Building become trademark of this city, design by Peter Cook and Colin Fornier, Nice view from the top of hill.

Thank Aria L
Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The museum was only half open because some restorations. But the only floor I've seen was really not that nice. Even the tallest floor that is where there's a view was nothing partcularly..

Thank PPK1988
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A great modernist building, love it, placed on the rver and amongst old buildings, mixing old and new. Shame about the poor exhibitions.

Thank Wilton L
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Attractive building but quite uninteresting from the inside! Unless you find a good exibition. Nice view from the top flor, and temptive restaurant in the lobby. The building is much more attractive from the outside - specialy in the eveneing with different light effects.

Thank izi f
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Landscape in motion was the title & we didn't know what to expect, however it was very entertaining & the view from the gallery overlooking the sights was cool. Shame that the exhibition was not started, so we didn't get the chance to see the vastness of the museum.

Thank janetb679
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A crazy looking museum , with decent art exhibits. Would only really go here if the weather is bad or needing to burn time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice parties in the evening, although Kunsthaus itself not that much interesting for me. But I would recommend to see the buildint itself at least if you are in Graz

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