Weather and climate phenomena form the focal point of an exhibition at Kunsthalle Würth in Schwäbisch Hall. (Photo: Ufuk Arslan)

“Water, clouds, wind. Weather phenomena at Kunsthalle Würth” inspired around 150,000 visitors at Kunsthalle Würth in Schwäbisch Hall up until September. The exhibition, which presented 400 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and installations portraying flowing or fleeting elements, dating from the Late Middle Ages to the present day, was accompanied by a sundry supporting program. Highlights included readings by author John von Düffel and actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, a travel report from around-the-world yachtswoman Laura Dekker, and a presentation made by meteorologist Sven Plöger.
The Picture Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, founded in 1692, holds one of the largest collections of Old Masters in Vienna. The exhibition entitled “Hidden Treasures from Vienna – The Art Collections of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna at Kunsthalle Würth” showcased exquisite masterpieces complemented at different points in the exhibition by works from the Würth Collection. The works from over five centuries illustrate classical themes. The pieces are taken from three of the Academy’s collections: the Graphic Collection, the Collection of Plaster Casts and the Picture Gallery itself. This exhibition was also accompanied by numerous events. The “Rendezvous mit der Kunst” (Rendezvous with art) event, for example, which saw celebrities present their favorite works from the current presentation, proved extremely popular.