The Kunsthaus Bregenz is an exhibition space for international contemporary art. At the point where Austria, Switzerland, and Germany meet, right on the banks of Lake Constance, this monolithic structure of etched glass shingles, steel, and poured concrete stands as a beacon symbolizing the dialogue between art and architecture.
The Swiss architect Peter Zumthor conceived the building, which was inaugurated in 1997, as a stacked enfilade with three exhibition levels. He dedicated the building exclusively to art and for this purpose developed a subtle strategy for channeling daylight. The Kunsthaus Bregenz is an ideal venue for an exhibition program at the interface between art, architecture, and society. In addition to the work series developed especially for the KUB, new productions, and exhibition premieres, international art and architecture audiences are also drawn to the Kunsthaus Bregenz by its excellent publications and wide-ranging educational program.
The Kunsthaus Bregenz began to collect contemporary Austrian art in 1991. The collection begins in the 80s with works by that younger generation of artists which broke away from the determining traditions of postwar Austrian art in favour of a more international orientation (for example Bohatsch, Brandl, Kogler, Kopf, F. Pichler, Rockenschaub, Scheibl, Schmalix, StrÃ¶hle, TÃ¼rtscher, West, Wurm, Zobernig, among others). Acquisitions of groups of works by the most important artists set focal points.
The collection of contemporary Austrian art concentrates on painting, sculpture, object- and conceptual art. Video art, mixed media and photography are also taken into consideration. The goal of the collection is the continuous documentation of contemporary Austrian art. Until the collection achieves museum scale, quality, and unity (in about ten years), it will be regularly exhibited in parts, in its own various aspects as well as in relation to the exhibition program.
Adults: â‚¬ 10.00
Reductions: â‚¬ 6.00
10% reduction for Ã–1 Club members,
(First Austrian Radio Program)
School students, trainees â‚¬ 1,50
Group admission (15 or more)
â‚¬ 7.00 per person
Guided tours for groups of 15 or more
in German â‚¬ 5.00
other languages â‚¬ 5.00
In order to further the communication of contemporary art and to realize pedagogical goals as they relate to the museum, the Kunsthaus Bregenz has worked out a comprehensive program for both adults and children.
Guided exhibition tours for the public take place:
Thursdays at 7.00 p.m.
Saturdays at 2.00 p.m.
Sundays at 4.00 p.m.
Groups and school classes of all ages can book individual group tours at any time by contacting the KUB offices (Ms. Beatrice Nussbichler):
The Kunsthaus Bregenz will be offering tours using an audio guide system. This new educational service has been made possible by the generous financial support of "The Society of Friends of the Kunsthaus Bregenz."
every Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Child-oriented tour of the current exhibitions,
followed by a creative period reflecting on that which has been seen
for children 5 to 12 years
Fee: Ã¢â€šÂ¬ 4.00 per child
Appointments and information for groups and school classes:
Kirsten Helfrich +43 5574 48594-415
Beatrice Nussbichler, Phone (+43-5574) 485 94-418
Regular membership (annual fee â‚¬ 60,--,-)
Family membership (spouse/partner and children up to 14 years of age, annual fee â‚¬ 90,--)
Youth membership (up to 25 years of age, annual fee â‚¬ 15,--)
Supporting membership ( annual fee â‚¬ 365,--)
Patron (annual fee â‚¬ 730,--)
Early information regarding coming events and the exhibition program, personal invitations to the openings. Our KUB-Newsletter informs you quarterly about the most recent news.
Free admission to our exhibitions, reduced admission to special events (lectures, guided tours, discussions with artists, etc.)
Our art trips are very popular. Your reservation as a member will receive preferential treatment.
The Kunsthaus Design-Edition and publications enjoy great popularity. As a member, you can purchase these products at reduced prices.
And last, but not least, if you recruit new members, you will receive a publication from our current catalog.
The Kunsthaus Bregenz would like to thank its partners for their generous financial support
and the cultural commitment that goes along with it.