The Journey of Images / Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz

Key Visual „Reise der Bilder“ Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz Foto: maschekS.

20.03.2024 – 08.09.2024

During the Second World War, the Salzkammergut was like no other region in Austria a transshipment centre and rescue site for important works of art from European art history. Adolf Hitler had thousands of works of art stored in the Altaussee salt mine for his planned “Führer Museum” in Linz. Austrian museums also used the Franz-Josef-Erbstollen in Bad Ischl/Lauffen as a temporary storage facility in 1944/45.
Under the project title “The Journey of Images”, the Lentos Art Museum Linz is participating in the Capital of Culture exhibitions in the Capital of Culture 2024 as part of the “Power and Tradition” programme line.
The exhibition “The Journey of Images. Hitler’s cultural policy, art trade and storage in the Salzkammergut during the Nazi era” is the flagship event of the Capital of Culture in the Upper Austrian capital.
The exhibition presents over 80 paintings and objects that were collected, stored, salvaged and rescued in the Salzkammergut during the war years.

The Journey of Images
20.03.2024 – 08.09.2024
Lentos Kunstmuseum
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz