OMV has been a long-standing partner of the most important cultural institutions in Austria. In recent 2 years, when many cultural institutes have found themselves in difficulty due to the pandemic, the importance of reliable sponsors like OMV has become even clearer than ever.
Therefore, we bring our respective cultural partnerships under the motto "Our energy for what moves us" in front of the curtain in 6 individual culture clips: The Grafenegg Festival, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Leopold Museum, the Austrian National Library, the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Vienna State Opera.
In our culture clips you can see for yourself - and get to know: Who are the people who fill these institutions with their zest and energy every day, what are their tasks and what inspires them personally?
The impressive open-air stage “Wolkenturm” in the castle garden, the concert hall “Auditorium” and the historic riding school in Grafenegg provide a unique combination of “sound & atmosphere” for the more than 150,000 visitors every year. At the Grafenegg campus, each year numerous international up-and-coming musicians receive sustainable support and coaching.
The Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna was opened in 1891 and is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. It houses the world's largest Bruegel collection as well as unique major works by Dürer, Raffael, Rubens, Rembrant, and Titian and is visited by over 1 million people every year, making it the most visited museum in Austria. OMV has been a long-term partner and sponsor and is the new exclusive general sponsor of the museum since the beginning of 2022.
With its unique collection of Viennese Modernism, the Wiener Werkstätte and Expressionism, the Leopold Museum is one of the most popular museums in Vienna. In addition to the largest Egon Schiele collection in the world, it houses numerous masterpieces by the founder of the Secessionist movement, Gustav Klimt. OMV has been a proud partner of the Leopold Museum for many years and has supported the retrospective “Josef Pillhofer - in dialogue with modern artists” in 2021.
The Austrian National Library emerged from the former Imperial Court Library, which was commissioned in the first half of the 18th century by Emperor Charles VI. OMV has been a proud partner of the Austrian National Library for many years and has supported this Austrian cultural institution in the past in various exhibitions, e.g. as book sponsor and in the buildup of the literature museum.
The Wiener Konzerthaus has been combining tradition and modernity at the highest level since it was opened in 1913. The diverse music program includes everything from classical to jazz and many other styles of music. OMV has been a partner of the Wiener Konzerthaus for many years and is supporting the concert series „Im Klang“ and „Friday@7“ in the 2021/22 season.
The Vienna State Opera is one of the most important international opera houses in the world. The artistic cornerstones of the house are the State Opera Orchestra also known as the Vienna Philharmonic, the stage orchestra, the choir and the dedicated singing ensemble and ballet ensemble. The season runs from September to June and includes over 300 performances of more than 50 different opera and ballet works.