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Featuring works by Tomi Ungerer, the Würth Collection made a guest appearance at the “art KARLSRUHE” art fair. (Photo: Volker Naumann)

Artist, graphic designer and author Tomi Ungerer has long enjoyed close ties to the Würth Collection. A representative selection of his works was displayed in February 2017 at a special exhibition entitled “Tomi Ungerer – Sketches, Collages and Object Art from the Würth Collection” at the “art KARLSRUHE” art fair. The 86-year-old native of Alsace came along himself to look at the presentation of his work.
In the summer, the “Cantastorie” exhibition traveled to Kunsthaus Zürich in Switzerland. Cantastorie are painted panels used by Neapolitan puppeteer families as theater props to highlight key story themes for their audience. The expressive works on paper of the street singers were first displayed in Museum Würth in Künzelsau.

The nativity scenes from the Carmen Würth Collection also belong to the folk art genre. These were exhibited both in the Sieger Köder Museum in Ellwangen and in the Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum in Schwäbisch Hall.

Sculptures from the Würth Collection have been enriching public spaces for years now. Under the motto “in situ”, ­Künzelsau’s town center exhibits numerous works by contemporary artists, while in Salzburg, Austria, the Würth Collection is represented in two locations with the Walk of Modern Art in the old town and the Würth Sculpture ­Garden at Schloss Arenberg.