3500 Krems on the Danube
Opening times: daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (in the winter months 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Entrance fees: Euro 10, – / reduced Euro 9, –
Public transport: City bus “Der Kremser” line 1 Zellerplatz
Guided tours: on Sundays and public holidays at 2 p.m. and by prior arrangement
Description: The program of the Kunsthalle Krems as the international exhibition center of the state of Lower Austria moves primarily in the area of tension between the art of the 19th century, classical modernism and contemporary art. The focus of the program is on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. As an important enrichment of the European exhibition scene, the Kunsthalle Krems has dedicated itself to the rediscovery of seemingly well-known masters of modernism and international artists who have not or rarely shown in Austria so far.
The intensive examination of Austrian and international contemporary art is reflected in both monographic and thematic exhibitions. At the core of the exhibition philosophy is the networked synopsis of old and new, which creates exciting perspectives and opens up new approaches. Unusual constellations are represented in a three-dimensional manner, complex viewpoints are taken up and confrontations are consciously sought. Accordingly, the works are presented across periods of art history and spans different styles and genres.
The aim is always to build a bridge to contemporary art. Through this dialogue between ancient and contemporary art, the Kunsthalle Krems strives to reflect on viewing habits, ideas of reality and world interpretations in the context of historical developments.