Lady Bluetooth – Hedy Lamarr (exhibition opening)
31. May 2022, at 18:00
The Synagogue will officially reopen its doors to the public with the opening of the visiting exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna “Lady Bluetooth – Hedy Lamarr”.
The opening will open on Tuesday, 31st of May 2022, at 6 p.m.. It will be on display until 28th of October 2022.
Hedy Lamarr was one of the most beautiful and most admired actresses of the golden age of Hollywood. The famous actress, who was born in Vienna of Jewish descent, was also known to the public for many scandals in her private life, but few people knew that she was also an exceptional inventor. Among other things, she and composer George Antheil designed the frequency hopping system, which is the technical forerunner of today’s wireless technologies.
The keynote speaker at the exhibition will be Aleksander Saša Arsenovič, Mayor of the Municipality of Maribor, and dr. Danielle Spera, director of the Jewish Museum Vienna, and Boris Hajdinjak, director of the Synagogue Maribor. The exhibition will be presented by its curator Andrea Winklbauer, curator of the Jewish Museum Vienna.
Matjaž Antončič (violin) and Timi Krajnc (guitar) will perform in the cultural program.
You are cordially invited!