Neue Galerie Graz

The Neue Galerie collection, with works from the 19th and 20th centuries, is a shining example of the convergence of public and private collecting at the highest level. It contains around 2500 paintings, 650 sculptures, 40,000 original and printed drawings, 1500 photographic works as well as works of video and media art.


Since November 2011 the Neue Galerie Graz occupies a large museum building, refurbished to the most modern standards, with an exhibition area of over 2000 square meters. In 1941, the Neue Galerie Graz emerged from the division of the Landesbildergalerie into separate galleries the Alte and Neue Galerie, and since then has taken over the part of the collection that dates from its time of origin in the 19th century to today.


Since the 1960s the Neue Galerie has followed the development of various contemporary artistic positions, and documented them in its collection. The collection’s holdings today include art movements like Biedermeier, Realism, Jugendstil and (regional) forms of classical Modernity, positions of Austrian and international painting after 1945 (including from the so-called “Trigon” countries), Viennese Actionism, Media and Conceptual Art, etc.. The collection has work in different media such as painting, graphic art, poster art, sculpture, photography and video, and contains more than 60,000 objects in total.

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Photo: UMJ | N. Lackner