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Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Bolzano (Bozen)
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Bolzano (Bozen)

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Informationen zu Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Founded in 1987, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano (Bozen) now looks back on more than two decades of activity. The new headquarters, designed by the Berlin architects KSV Krüger Schubert Vandreike, opened on May 24, 2008. In correspondence to the new architecture, the “Museion Project” was also redefined: a museum that is not merely a holding tank for art objects, but rather an international art workshop with an interdisciplinary orientation. The collection, which contains works of art from the 1950s through today, bears a stark relationship to the rotating exhibitions. Commissioned works and an artist-in-residence program further stimulate the direct dialog with artists. The cube form of the building offers a stark visual stimulus, with its transparent gables in dialog with the city by connecting the historic town center with the new part of the city. An atelier adjacent to the museum plays host to artists. A particularly evocative sight makes itself available at night: the building façades are transformed into lighted projection spaces with works of art shined upon them.

Business hours

Tue–Sun 10–6 pm
Thu 10–10 pm, free admission 6pm-10pm
24, 31 dec 10–3 pm
Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan

Entry fees

  • €7,00 adults
  • €3,50 reduced (students, over 60, Museumscard,Tourist Card, FAI)
  • €2,00 guided tours for pupils of Middle schools/Secondary schools, free for their teachers
  • €2,00 guided tours for students of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  • €60,00 60 minutes guided tour for adults (reservation required, max. 25 participants)
  • €80,00 90 minutes workshop for adults (reservation required, min. 6 – max. 15 participants)

Free admission:

  • children until 18 years
  • Students of the faculty of Design an Arts Bolzano
  • Friends of Museion, ICOM
  • Workshop for children of  Primary/nursery schools and their teachers/chaperons

A cube of glass and aluminum. Transparent areas provide insights into a museum, which points in new directions.

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