Johann Hauser, Naked Woman with Hat, 1986
© Privatstiftung Künstler aus Gugging

museum gugging

The artists from Gugging are amongst the most prominent representatives of this art movement. August Walla, Oswald Tschirtner, Johann Hauser and Heinrich Reisenbauer shaped the reputation of Gugging art with their extraordinary works, and continue to do so. Gugging is a special place: a combination of a museum and the domain of the artists who live, work and sell their works there in their own gallery.

"Art Brut yesterday and today" is the topic for 2017. museum gugging begins its exhibition year with "jean dubuffet's art brut.! the beginnings of his collection" (from 26 January 2017). This show is dedicated to the origins of Art Burt and shows now famous but also nameless works from the collection of Jean Debuffet, the creator of the term Art Brut. The present of Art Brut is in focus from 19 July 2017: The two Gugging artists Johann Garber and Karl Vondal turn museum gugging into their studio and allow visitors to watch them at work.

Showing in 2018: works acquired by the French collector Jean-Claude Volot, the new permanent exhibition on Gugging art with the best pieces from the last 50 years, and works by the Gugging artists August Walla and Philipp Schöpke. The museum gugging also offers fascinating discussions, tours and workshops about Gugging art and Art Brut.

museum gugging

Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Sommerzeit Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Winterzeit Tu - Su, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   150  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 130 cm wide and 260 cm low , Door 130 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Discounted admission for people with disabilities

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Getting there from Vienna

By car from Vienna: B14 (fast road) to Klosterneuburg, through Klosterneuburg and approx. 6 km in the direction of Tulln via Kierling to Maria Gugging. After reaching the sign indicating the village Maria Gugging, enter the roundabout and turn off to the right towards the premises of ISTA and follow the signs up the hill to museum gugging.

By bus from Vienna: Subway line U4 to the terminus Wien-Heiligenstadt, then from Heiligenstadt take bus 239 going to Maria Gugging/Lourdesgrotte until the stop for Art / Brut Center Gugging and IST Austria. Please get off here and follow the signs up the hill.
Or: To museum gugging in only 20 minutes with the IST-Austria shuttle bus from Heiligenstadt, normal ticket price + 20 cents.

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