opening hours


opening hours:
tuesday – friday from 10 am until 5 pm
and also outside our opening hours by appointment.

our gallery is also open on wednesday, october 18, 2023, in the evening on the occasion of the exhibition opening in the museum gugging.

we also offer whatsapp and skype tours through the gallery

events / entrances generally free except for special events

to the special edition event tickets


Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging, Austria
Tel / fixed line: +43-2243-87 087 381
Tel / mobile: +43-676-84 11 81 200

programme 2023


*simply… art
kamlander | kernbeis | reisenbauer
on view: September 28, 2023, until February 11, 2024

fair participations

galerie gugging special edition

how to reach us

Maria Gugging belongs to the township of Klosterneuburg and lies 20 km northwest of Vienna.
The galerie gugging is situated on a hill next to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria).
We are happy to provide you with a free shuttle bus on the evenings of our exhibition openings. The bus departs from Operngasse 4, 1010 Vienna, at 6 pm and takes you back at 9 pm. Please register under (Changes possible).

by public transport

  • from Vienna: U4 to last stop Wien-Heiligenstadt.
  • from Heiligenstadt with the bus 400 & 142 (IST-Shuttle) direction Maria Gugging/Lourdesgrotte.
  • to bus stop IST Austria. Please get off here and follow the signs to the gallery gugging on the hill.
  • Timetable

TIP: In only 20 minutes with the IST Austria Shuttle-BUS from Heiligenstadt to Maria Gugging!

normal fare + 20 Cent


by car

from Vienna: B14 (highway) direction Klosterneuburg

>through Klosterneuburg approx. 6 km direction Tulln

>through Kierling to Maria Gugging

>after the town sign “Maria Gugging” enter first exit at the roundabout and follow the signs to the gallery gugging on the hill


barrier-free visit

All areas can be reached barrier-free.

house of artists

The House of Artists is the origin of the art from Gugging, because since 1981 the Gugging Artists live in this building. The House of Artists is a work of art itself: the façade is painted with the murals of internationally successful Gugging Artists such as Johann Garber, Philipp Schöpke, Oswald Tschirtner, August Walla and others. Inside you can find the room of the universal artist August Walla, covered from ceiling to floor with paintings, the workshop of Johann Garber and the living rooms of the Gugging Artists. The House of Artists is at once a work of art, a contemporary document and a testimony of appropriation.

museum gugging

Conceived as an exhibition house for the Gugging Artists and the art movement art brut, the museum gugging shows the works by the Gugging Artists at their place of origin and is at the same time a forum for international art brut. With this orientation, the museum gugging occupies a unique position in the Austrian museum landscape and is one of the most important international exhibition venues for art brut. It is oriented towards high quality standards and measures itself against international exhibition standards. Visitor friendliness, service orientation, accessibility and bilingualism are a natural part of the museum’s culture. The museum gugging refers to Jean Dubuffet’s concept of art brut and leads to an open scientific discourse. Dubuffet defined art brut as uneducated art that is created spontaneously, unreflected and free of academic influence and current trends. Since the 1970s, the Gugging Artists have been among the most important exponents of art brut worldwide. Jean Dubuffet personally recognised them as representatives of this art movement. The museum aims to present their artists and to establish art brut as an international art movement. Exhibitions are put together in the house by the artistic director and renowned curators from Germany and abroad. The museum gugging attaches special importance to a modern and dedicated art education and opens itself to groups of young visitors and sees itself historically as part of the Art Brut Center Gugging. The location Maria Gugging, the affiliation to the Art Brut Center and the immediate proximity to the Gugging Artists are part of the distinctive character of this house. Website museum gugging

museums, collections etc.

Adolf Wölfli-Stiftung Bern, Switzerland
art et marges musée Brussels, Belgium
collection abcd Paris, France
Collection de l’Art Brut Lausanne, Switzerland
Halle Saint Pierre Paris, France
Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, USA
Musée d’Art Moderne Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Musée Visionnaire Zurich, Switzerland
Museum Dr. Guislain Ghent, Belgium
museum gugging Maria Gugging, Austria
Museum im Lagerhaus St. Gall, Switzerland
Outsider Art Museum Moscow, Russia 
Raw Vision Magazine Watford, Großbritannien 
Sammlung Hannah Rieger Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Prinzhorn Heidelberg, Germany
Sammlung Zander Bönnigheim, Germany
The Museum of Everything London, Great Britain 
Treger/Saint Silvestre Art Brut São João da Madeira, Portugal