“This exhibition is the best possible record of what the Salzburg Festival means for the City of Salzburg, for Austria and, without exaggeration, for those interested in fine arts all over the world. Almost foolhardily conceived in wartime by the founding fathers as a global arts centre on Austrian ground, the Salzburg Festival has become the biggest and most influential classical festival worldwide during the past 100 years. These 100 years of festival history are also 100 years of European cultural history, which we endeavour to delight with in this exhibition”, says Festival president Helga Rabl-Stadler.
“We are thrilled about this special dialogue with the Salzburg Festival and so many outstanding institutions and artists. At the same time, we are honoured to be able to carry out our already third state-funded exhibition with this project and, accordingly, to accompany the great stories of Salzburg in the museum space and show them to a great audience”, says museum director Martin Hochleitner.
Exhibition space: 1,800 sq. m
Budget: 2.1 Million Euro
Funding: City and State Governments of Salzburg
Duration of exhibition: 26 July 2020 to 31 October 2021
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 9 am to 5 pm; 26 July to 30 September 2020: Mon–Sun 9 am to 5 pm
Curators: Martin Hochleitner (Director Salzburg Museum) and Margarethe Lasinger (Director Dramaturgy and Publications Salzburg Festival)
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Press Office of the Salzburg Festival