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200 Years of Art: Classic Works, Discoveries and New Positions

from 11 June 2013 until 10 January 2016

What is awaiting you is no less than a leisurely stroll through the history of art and all the pleasures of a reunion with old favourites combined with making the acquaintance of exciting new works.
The City of Linz’s purchase of its first one hundred works of art in 1953 laid the foundation for a museum of modern art, the Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, the precursor of today’s LENTOS. Since then the museum’s holdings have been augmented on a regular basis by the addition of outstanding works of contemporary art plus works of the more distant past to round off the collection. The LENTOS has now a treasure chamber at its disposal brimming with paintings (around 1,700), sculptures, graphic works (some 12,000) and 1,200 or so photographic pieces.
Reviving its highly successful, seminal project Stirring it up from 2007, the LENTOS has invited artists to develop their own takes on selected works from the Collection and has set aside five rooms for this purpose. The artists take their own work as the point of departure for their selection. The result will be rooms vibrant with art, a network of visible relationships and a series of rendezvous governed by elective affinity.
The following artists will be taking part: EVA & ADELE, Maria Bussmann, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Nasan Tur.

Of the smaller cabinets each will feature a specific theme, including rarely shown portfolios and priceless donations; outstanding paintings from 1880 to the present day;
masterpieces from the Gurlitt Collection, ranging from Gustav Klimt to Oskar Kokoschka and Lovis Corinth; rare 18th century drawings; and photographs dating from the infancy of that art.
Under the title Too good to hide, a series of exhibitions featuring a new set of works every month showcases the hidden treasures of the graphics depot.
The exhibition is a survey of two hundred years of art history that includes, among many others, works by Carl Gustav Carus, Herbert Bayer, Maria Lassnig, Alex Katz, Keith Haring and Mathilde ter Heijne. While most are already well known, others have only been recently discovered or are hotly tipped for tomorrow.

The 30th anniversary of the foundation of the LENTOS Freunde calls for a celebration. An entire room will be dedicated to the display of the works of art that this friends’ association has donated to the museum since its inception.

Mobile Guide

Unser mobiles Service für Smartphones und Tablets, plattform- und geräteunabhängig. Einfach vor, während oder nach der Ausstellung unter zu erreichen.

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Guided Tours

Every Sunday, 4 pm

Duration 1 hour, costs € 3,-, exclusive admission, German only

Flashlight Guided Tour / Bleskové prohlídky svýkladem in English and Czech
Every 1st Saturday in a month at 4 pm
Duration 30 Min, € 2,- plus admission fee / Doba trváni 30 Min., € 2,- plus stupné

Exhibition Booklet

There is a exhibition booklet available with information on the rooms set aside for artists and curators. Their purpose is to facilitate the visitors’ individual approach to the artworks.

Kinder & Familie

Bild: Inspektor LENTOS. (c) Kurt LacknerInspektor LENTOS' RätselkisteLogo Koh-I-Noor
Die ganze Familie folgt den Spuren eines Tatverdächtigen im Museum.
Spannend für Familien mit Kindern
ab 4 Jahren
In Kooperation mit Koh-I-Noor


Los Lentoniños
Ein monatlich wechselndes Programm im Museum, speziell für 4- bis 6-jährige Kinder. Jeden zweiten Samstag im Monat von 15–16.30 Uhr
Für Kindergartengruppen ist das Programm zu gewünschten Terminen buchbar.
Dauer 1,5 Stunden, € 4,- pro Kind

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