Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art Carinthia is the successor of the National Gallery, which was reopened in 2003 as the Museum of Modern Art Carinthia after a far-reaching reconstruction of the building. It has taken over its infrastructure, contents and areas of responsibility.

The Museum of Modern Art Carinthia, like the former National Gallery, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, documentation and communication as well as the general promotion of modern and contemporary fine arts. It is a place of encounter and active engagement with new and newest art movements and tendencies. These will be presented in a varied exhibition programme with supplementary scientific publications, and in a wide-ranging accompanying programme they will be communicated vividly and discursively and documented in the art collection through purchases.

On around 1000 m² of exhibition space, which has been adapted to the most modern standards, both young and established national and international artistic positions are presented in individual and themed exhibitions. The art space castle chapel is also available as a venue for experimental artistic projects and installations. In the arcades of the first floor in the inner courtyard of the castle, objects and sculptures from the collection can be seen in the form of a permanent show. The castle courtyard offers an additional 650 m2 of playable open-air terrain.

The Museum of Modern Art Carinthia administers two art collections, the art collection of the province Carinthia/MMKK and the collection of the Artothek/National Gallery. The latter is the picture lending office of the Carinthian provincial government, which is also run by the Museum of Modern Art Carinthia. The collections of both collections relate to works of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, the main focus being on works by Carinthian artists and Carinthian-related artists.

The in-house library is mainly used for scientific research. It focuses on publications on artists from the museum's own art collection, as well as exhibition catalogues by renowned museum institutions in the German-speaking and Alps-Adriatic regions. The library is open to external visitors on request. The archive documents artistic life in Carinthia in a collection of newspaper clippings and printed matter.

The MMKK attaches great importance to a varied, exhibition-related educational and accompanying programme which, in addition to classic guided tours, also offers creative and interactive activities as well as events in the fields of literature, music, the performing arts, etc. , and which enables access to art in a variety of ways.


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