Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Address
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 04020 Linz Map
Hours
Tue – Sun 10 – 6 pm Thu 10 – 8 pm

With its collection, the Lentos Kunstmuseum is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Austria. Based on the collection's holdings, which focus on masterpieces of European painting from the first half of the 20th century as well as a rich graphics collection and high-quality photography holdings, the Lentos spans the spectrum from the classical-historical art of the early 20th century to the most contemporary art positions of our present day.

Building on the collection of the Berlin art dealer Wolfgang Gurlitt (1888 - 1965), the holdings have been richly expanded since 1953. The Lentos has a treasure chamber richly stocked with some 1,700 paintings and sculptures as well as around 13,500 graphics and 1,300 examples of artistic photography.

With a clear, coherent building of the highest class, created by the Zurich architects Weber & Hofer, Linz has had an art museum of international standing since 2003. The museum, captivating in its simplicity while contouring the city skyline, has already become a Linz landmark with the nightly illumination of its glass shell. In the immediate vicinity of the Danube, between the Nibelungen Bridge and the Brucknerhaus, it is only a few minutes' walk from the main square and at the same time offers relaxation in the spacious, green riverside area.

Generously dimensioned daylight rooms on the upper floor ensure ideal exhibition conditions on 2,500 m², including the exhibition hall - the largest museum room in Austria. Centrally accessible, the basement houses graphic and media art. The foyer and shop, an auditorium with 250 seats, a flexibly configurable room for art education and the library complement important public areas, which also include the popular café-restaurant with its Danube panorama terrace.