The LENTOS Art Museum is one of Austria’s most important museums of modern art. Its collection of nearly 1,500 international works includes paintings, sculpture and object art, approximately 10,000 works on paper and 1,200 photographs. Situated on the south bank of the Danube between the Nibelungen Bridge and the Brucknerhaus, the 130-meter-long edifice designed by Zurich architects Weber & Hofer provides 8,000 m2 of usable space and has garnered acclaim worldwide. The permanent collection of works of classic modernism includes important paintings by Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Corinth and Pechstein. Works by Nitsch, Prachensky, Cragg and Keith Haring are also on display.
During the annual Ars Electronica Festival, the year’s Featured Artist is the star of a major exhibition at the LENTOS Art Museum. They have included John Maeda, Marko Peljhan, Seiko Mikami and H.R. Giger.