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Galleries & Art Museums

If you look closely, you will find an astonishing number of galleries in the many back streets of the historic district. They are around 50 in number, collectively giving the city a splash of extravagance and color. Old and new, photography and painting, local and international – immerse yourself in the world of art!

Pathways to art – Salzburg’s galleries and museums

Visitors to this city have many opportunities to experience modern art. On the one hand, the two locations of the Museum of Modern Art (“Museum der Moderne”) at the Rupertinum and the Mönchsberg are very much a focal point for contemporary art. On the other, the countless galleries in the historic district provide an outstanding stage for international and high-quality modern pieces. World-renowned artists and homegrown talents treat expert collectors as well as interested onlookers to an intriguing selection of their works.

The Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Salzburg’s consciousness for art production and reflection goes back a long way. In 1953, Oskar Kokoschka founded the "School of Vision" at Hohensalzburg Fortress, the oldest academy of its kind in Europe. Today, the “Summer Academy of Fine Arts” serves as an educational institution and platform for around 300 participants from more than 50 countries every year. Over the last 60 years, Salzburg has produced a wealth of contemporary art and culture that is quite beyond compare. More than 600 initiatives serve as the engine for innovation and a future-looking approach to the cultural profile of the city.

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