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Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections

Viktoria Steininger
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The American exhibition "Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections" brings masterpieces amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Habsburg SplendorThe American exhibition “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections” brings masterpieces amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Project sponsors include US automotive company voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, Inc., based in Cartersville, Georgia. The exhibition, which showcases masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty, is on view through Jan. 17, 2016.

Cooperation across the continents

“Habsburg Splendor” is largely composed of works that have never traveled outside of Austria. The exhibition was co-organized by the High, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner, director of the Imperial Carriage Museum in Vienna. At the High, the consulting curator is Gary Radke, professor emeritus of art history at Syracuse University.

"For many visitors, this exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore hundreds of years of art collecting by the Habsburg family. Viewers will find themselves feeling a bit like royalty, sensing both the wealth of these extraordinary rulers and the splendid attention they paid to detail in all of their works of art."
Gary Radke, consulting curator for the High Museum of Art
"We're delighted to share our Museum's unique wonders with our American friends. We hope this will inspire visitors to make the trip to Vienna to see the collection in person and to discover even more of our treasure."
Sabine Haag, general director of Kunsthistorisches Museums Wien

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voestalpine Automotive Bodyparts, Inc.

voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, Inc. is based in Cartersville, Georgia, and is a company in the Metal Forming Division. Significant investment has been made in the new production site for ultra-high strength body-in-white parts over the past years:

  • 1st construction phase: completion and go-live April 2014
  • 2nd construction phase: scheduled completion November 2015
    • Production halls 3 and 4 for phs-ultraform (go-live 2015/16 and 2017)
    • Additional office building
    • 3rd construction phase (provisionally final expansion stage): Completion 2018

Currently around 70 employees, by final expansion stage 2018 approx. 220 employees planned.

Viktoria Steininger