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Address: Lendkai 1, Graz 8020, Austria
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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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Neat Building!

I have to admit that the architecture of the building was more interesting than some of the exhibits themselves, but perhaps that's my personal preference. If you go, do make sure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike G
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit that the architecture of the building was more interesting than some of the exhibits themselves, but perhaps that's my personal preference. If you go, do make sure you head up to the top floor, which gives you an opportunity to appreciate the shape of the building. Also, the gift shop is AMAZING! Lots of great books... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is worth seeing but the exhibits during my visit where a disappointment both in content and number.

Thank Roy M
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I love architecture and art, this building is an amazing place to visit! Each plate of this facade is different and was made to create this special organic form. Interiour is also beautiful and actually in the center of beautiful city of Graz.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

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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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 28 November 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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Reviewed 26 October 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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Reviewed 19 October 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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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 19 October 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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