This building is also impressive from an architectural standpoint. Over 16,000 blossoms made from concrete adorn the facade, whilst the showroom on the fourth floor is especially awe-inspiring.
vorarlberg museum: A facade of flowers and panoramic views
The darkness of the interior space invites visitors to admire the constantly changing scenery of Lake Constance from an enormous panoramic window.
The museum’s permanent exhibition provides insights into the region’s cultural history and also features changing exhibitions on various topics. The architectural firm Cukrowicz Nachbaur of Vorarlberg designed the architecture of the new museum, which integrates historically protected elements. The facade with its 16,656 concrete flowers is especially arresting. Interestingly, these blossoms are actually nothing more than the imprints of commercial PET bottles. The architect and mathematician Urs Beat Roth from Zurich helped with the artistic arrangement by geometrically interpreting the concept conceived by South Tyrolean artist Manfred Alois Mayr. From a distance, the viewer recognises only ellipses, squares and other geometric forms, which actually adorn the facade as relief.
“vorarlberg. a making of”
How did Vorarlberg become what it is today? This exhibition, which deals with the history of the region, seeks answers to this question.
“buchstäblich vorarlberg” (literally vorarlberg)
A selection of 26 object groups that are each summarised under a single general term represent the diversity of the collection, which contains more than 160,000 artefacts from art, history and archaeology.
“Römer oder so” (Romans or so)
This exhibition has been finished.
“ganznah. Landläufige Geschichten vom Berühren” (up close. touching local stories)
The goal is to focus on the region and to bring unexpected stories to light (for potential collections or for story or memory resources). Duration: until spring 2019
Wacker im Krieg. Erfahrungen eines Künstlers.
Until 17 February 2019, a special exhibition is dedicated to the painter Rudolf Wacker (1893-1939), one of the leading Austrian representatives of New Objectivity.
9. June 2018 – 17. February 2019
Getting Things Done. Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg
An itinerant exhibition titled “Getting Things Done” explores contemporary architecture and craftsmanship in Vorarlberg, on show from 16 March to 5 May. The travelling exhibition started in 2014 at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald and has been displayed since then in over twenty locations around the world in a programme instigated by the Austrian Cultural Forum network.
16. March – 05. May 2019
Website “Getting Things Done”
- “Reiseziel Museum” event series, holiday programme for children, in August & September
- Concert in the museum: A Mozart Serenade, 28 February, 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm
Closed Monday (excluding holidays)
open on holidays from 10 am to 6 pm
Summer opening hours: 1 July to 31 August 2019
Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm
Regular ticket: €9
Discounted* ticket: €7 (until 27 and from 60 years old, plus civil servants & students), free entrance for children until 19 years
Yearly ticket: €36, discounted* €28
Groups from 15 people: €7 per person
vorarlberg museum and Kunsthaus Bregenz
Regular combi ticket: €17
Discounted combi ticket: €12 - €14
"Kulturhäuser Card" - 365 days of culture
Free entry for the entire year to the vorarlberg museum, the Kunsthaus Bregenz and all three performances at the Vorarlberger Landestheater
Wondrous scenes from the perspective of Austrian artist Florian Pumhösl on the 4th floor