Johann Hauser, Naked Woman with Hat, 1986

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.

museum gugging celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion, the museum will present the life work of the exceptional artist Johann Hauser – one of the early stars of the Gugging artists, who impresses with his riotously colorful and intensive works.

The permanent exhibition "gugginger meisterwerke.!" shows the impressive concepts of form of the Gugging artists by using the main works of August Walla, Philipp Schöpke and Oswald Tschirtner as examples. Shows on "art brut: japan – switzerland.!" and on the Gugging poet Ernst Herbeck can be seen until May 2016.

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.

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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