On the border of the Danube River, this gallery is one of the most important repositories of contemporary painting in Linz. Many art lovers drive all the way from Vienna to feast on the array of paintings -- some 1,500 works in all that include pieces from Andy Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, and more. Even more enthralling to us is the collection of the paintings and graphic works by Klimt and Schiele. The gallery also owns 850 rare photographs, including the work of Man Ray. The earliest paintings are from the first half of the 19th century, but most of the collection is after 1945 at the end of the war. The museum plans an active program of acquisition, and, of course, there are those bequests that inevitably come in, usually upon the death of a collector. One of the greatest gifts came from a Berlin art dealer, Wolfgang Gurlitt (1888-1965), who managed to amass a stunning collection of 120 important art works. The building itself is one of the finest examples of modern architecture in Linz, a glass-and-concrete structure designed to present art in the best possible light.
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