Würth Sculpture Garden
The Würth Corporation takes an extraordinary interest in its employees worldwide, providing not only an ongoing training and education program, but also access to a multitude of cultural offerings including art exhibits, concerts – both classical and rock, readings, cabarets, and much more, all free of charge to them and the general public. The Würth museums’ exhibits display a portion of the 18,000 works from the Würth collection, which Prof. Dr. H.c. mult. Reinhold Würth began collecting in the 1960’s, and range from the 15th century to today.
Since 1991, when the Würth collection was on display at the Rupertinum and the Villa Arenberg, they have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Salzburg’s art community. Professor Würth maintains a home in Salzburg and his personal affection for the city has led to many joint projects, including the sculpture garden at Schloss Arenberg in 2005.
In this unique “joint venture”, the Würth Collection loans works from its collection for long periods of time. When the sculpture garden opened, it featured Bernhard Heiliger, Markus Lüpertz, Gertrude Reum, Adolfo Riestra, Lun Tuchnowski, as well as Fritz Wotruba, whose works were on temporary loan from the Wotruba Society. Currently displayed are works by Heinrich Brummack, Jeppe Hein, Stephan Kern, Magdalena Jetelová, Markus Redl, Bernar Venet, Gertrude Reum, and Lun Tuchnowski. The Würth Sculpture Garden is open to the public. Thanks to the thoughtful placement of the works, for which the Würth collection is grateful to Lun Tuchnowski (1946-2018), they take full advantage of the beautiful environment at Schloss Arenberg.
Sculptures by internationally renowned artists including Marina Abramovic, Stephan Balkenhol, Christian Boltanski, Tony Cragg, Anselm Kiefer, Markus Lüpertz, Mario Merz, Jaume Plensa, James Turrell, Manfred Wakolbinger, Erwin Wurm, and Brigitte Kowanz, which belong to the Würth Collection, are on view throughout Salzburg. Known as the Walk of Modern Art initiated by the Salzburg Foundation in 2013, these works are on long-term loan to Salzburg.