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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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Interesting Exterior Architecture, but Disappointing!

This is a building which catches your eye when walking past or viewed from Schlossberg. However, the art displayed inside takes a lot of imagination to be considered art. There... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great building, but the current 3 exhibitions are really poor, especially the photo exhibition, this building could host greater events

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a building which catches your eye when walking past or viewed from Schlossberg. However, the art displayed inside takes a lot of imagination to be considered art. There are some interesting displays of rocks and minerals but that's about all. The interior is nearly as interesting as looking at the building from outside. Maybe ok for a rainey... More 

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Trikala, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They call it "friendly alien" . It is a very modern building and a very good view from outside. I didn;t visit the inside

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building looks wow , from all angles , looks even better when you see it from the clock tower we did not go inside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe inside seems to be very popular. It is an ideal place to have a look, rest a little bit and collect information about what's on now.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

No permanent exhibition, the two exhibitions I saw were average and took about 30 minutes to see. There are better museums in Graz.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This was a disappointing experience - collection was small and the price was quite high. The building itself is worth seeing though.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

It is a big venue, I always go when in Graz. And that is frequently. This time only one venue, which was a bit disappointing. Go to the top terrace, as there is a nice view over the town centre. Nice store as well, worth checking.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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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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