An art gallery or art house is a non-commercial institution that organizes art exhibitions .
Kunsthallen are usually run by local authorities. Private associations or foundations can also support an art house, such as art associations . The Kunsthallen are financed from the municipal budget and / or through state subsidies, sometimes also through donations and third-party allocations. In view of the high operating costs, the entrance fees usually play a subordinate role.
In contrast to an art museum in the true sense of the word, many art halls do not have their own collection. The artist's house , which is connected to studios or workshops , must be distinguished from the art house . The boundaries between the three terms are fluid: In the German-speaking area there are several art museums that call themselves “Kunsthalle”, and work in progress , symposia and infrastructure for local artists and artists in residence can be found in many forms of art institutions. The designation “Kunsthalle” can also indicate that the exhibition building was built for an existing collection or that both holdings from the company's own collection and temporary exhibitions are shown.
List of art halls and art houses
- Art gallery Arbon
- Basel: Kunsthalle Basel , Kunsthaus Baselland
- Kunsthalle Bern
- Lucerne Art Gallery
- Kunsthalle St. Gallen
- Kunsthalle Winterthur
- Kunsthalle Zürich , Kunsthaus Zürich
- Helsinki Art Hall , Finland
- Zagreb Art Pavilion , Croatia
- Kunsthal Rotterdam , Netherlands
- Bergen Kunsthall , Bergen, Norway
- Göteborgs Konsthall , Sweden
- Kunsthalle Lund , Sweden
- Malmo Art Gallery , Sweden
- Liljevalchs Konsthall , Stockholm, Sweden
- Budapest Art Hall , Hungary
- Tropical Art Gallery , Iceland