Schönberg – Zemlinsky – Hoffmann
New exhibition: starting December, 2023
Inspired by Arnold Schönberg’s 150th birthday, celebrated around the world, the new exhibition at the mdw’s Exilarte Center sheds light on the social and cultural environment of the founder of the Second Viennese School. In particular, attention is paid to Alexander von Zemlinsky, who taught Schönberg and introduced him to the Viennese music circles, and to Richard Hoffmann, who was a pupil of Schönberg and later became his assistant.
Fritz Kreisler – A Cosmopolitan in Exile. From Child Prodigy to “King of Violinists”
New exhibition: starting September 17, 2022
September 2022 – May 2023
Due to his Jewish origins, the Vienna-born violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler was boycotted by the National Socialists and his compositions were banned from the stage. In September 1939 Kreisler immigrated to the USA, where he settled in New York together with his wife Harriet.
Permanent Exhibition – Exhibition Room
In the context of the current exhibition, twelve estates preserved in the archives of the Exilarte Center are presented.
The story of Emmy and Egon Wellesz´s piano can be experienced at the Exilarte Center.
Political Theater in Exile
May 2019 – June 2020
„Piscator is the greatest theater man of all time. He will leave a legacy that we should use” (Bertolt Brecht)
Special exhibition on the commemorative years 1918, 1933, 1938
May 2018 – June 2020
2018 brings a number of anniversaries that are themselves symbolic of the shifting nature of the passing age.