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Address: Lendkai 1, Graz 8020, Austria
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+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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Unique Architecture

The Kunsthaus, to be appreciated, should be experienced from afar - from Schlossberg, and from up close and within. The gallery has permanent (semi-permanent?) exhibitions and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Kunsthaus, to be appreciated, should be experienced from afar - from Schlossberg, and from up close and within. The gallery has permanent (semi-permanent?) exhibitions and like most galleries, temporary exhibitions. It has been described as the blue lungs of the city; again it seems to work, linking the medieval architecture of the past with quite avant-garde, modern architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Graz art gallery in the town centre is a remarkable building to view inside and out. Be sure to see the exterior at night too when the wall surfaces emit colourful moving light patterns. The inside galleries display exhibitions of contemporary art. Among various displays of paintings, photographs and sculptures we saw some sculptures which functioned as unique musical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the museum is what we expected. Themuseum shop is great for interesting suvenirs and christmas gifts...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Kunsthaus Graz is famous of its spectacular architecture and one of the very special building in Graz. The actual design attracted us however this does not look very beautiful. Being very special design this was worth seeing place.

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Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

this building is very different, somehow it seems to be alive with the various light effects. It certainly sticks out!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The building is nice, but you should really take a look the exhibitions that are taking place there before going.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I expected more than just 3 small exhibitions. Especially the exterior looks very nice! The entrance price is too high - 9 euro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This building is as unique inside as outside. See it from up on the hill looking down and then go inside. It is bizarre and will make you chuckle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

1 of 2 modern constructions that I went to Graz to see with my own eyes as it was difficult to understand how they could fit into baroque architecture of the town. The Art museum building was built in 2003 when Graz was granted the role of the European Capital of Culture. It looks like some under-the-sea creature for me.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Went to see Ai Weiwei and was not disappointed. Very interesting building, great space, inspiring exhibitions, but unfortunately, no dogs, not even a tiny dog in a bag, is allowed.

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