Francisco Carolinum Linz

Museumstraße 14, 04010 Linz Map
Tue–Sun 10 am–6 pm

A striking example of historicism is the museum building in Linz's Museumstraße with its monumental figure frieze on the history of Upper Austria. The building was opened as a museum in 1895 and was named "Francisco Carolinum" after the father of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Until the end of March 2020, the building was the seat of the Landesgalerie Linz, which was founded in 1854 by the Upper Austrian state parliament as the country's first cultural institution. Since April 1, 2020, the head office of OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, which was founded on April 1, 2020, has been located here, which today also houses the management, administration, library and graphic collection of OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH.

The Francisco Carolinum Linz is the museum for modern and contemporary art in Upper Austria. It conveys the latest art trends and integrates them into the art history of the 20th century. The program of the Francisco Carolinum is determined by the interweaving of regional, national and international art production.