On May 18th both new exhibitions FORBIDDEN BEAUTY and Meet Me in PARIS! were revealed to the public, with a total of 84 curated works from the Böhme Collection.
Governor Wilfried Haslauer opened the exhibitions with the following words:
“With these two current exhibitions, the museum is presenting further important artworks by rediscovered artists who were considered ‘degenerate’ under National Socialism. As well as paintings inspired by the vibrant art metropolis of Paris during the first half of the 20th century.”
“Heinz Böhme and the entire team deserve great thanks for providing the opportunity to present these paintings from his unique private collection here in Salzburg. Through his incredible commitment, these artistic treasures were rediscovered, restored, shown to the public and preserved in a suitable setting.”
In his opening speech, museum founder Prof. Heinz R. Böhme introduced the theme of the special exhibition on Paris and presented an important donation that can also be seen in the new exhibition. The evening was musically accompanied by the duo “Winkler-Kellerer” and the singer Simone Pergmann with French chansons.