English & Art

Let's have a conversation in English and learn different vocabulary to describe artworks, materials and the variety of topics artists are working on. The students will be able to use their descriptive skills in English, share ideas and exchange opinions through interactive games.

We can indiviudalize all workshops for different ages, exhibitions and English levels.
1 hour, € 3/Student

Promised Land?

This summer, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents the third part of the exhibition series on artists with exile backgrounds. Scenes of Exile holds the opportunity to talk about controversial issues such as minorities, misuse of power, assimilation and why we need to learn from history.

The necessity to escape turns your whole world upside down.
Let’s find out about the six artists presented in this exhibition:
Where did they go?
How did they cope once they arrived at “promised land”?
And what can we learn from their stories?

Art talk in the exhibition:
Scenes of Exile (July 25–November 22, 2020)
1 Hour in English

Who are we?

Ilse Pürstl, Theresa Weiss and Mirabelle Spreckelsen are your conversation partners and museum educators for the school workshop "English & Art".

Mirabelle Spreckelsen studied two years in New York City and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Education Department. She loves talking about modern art and can help you out with some artsy vocabulary.

Theresa Weiss is an experienced museum instructor who studied art history in Vienna and Salzburg. She has been working with American teenagers and children for several years (e.g. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts).

Ilse Renate Pürstl is a certified English teacher and art educator who studied art history in San Francisco, California. She has extensive experience working with teenagers and children.


Museum der Moderne Salzburg 
Mönchsberg 32 
5020 Salzburg, Austria 

Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 9 
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Di–So 10–18 Uhr 
Mi 10–20 Uhr 
Während der Festspiele zusätzlich
Mo 10–18 Uhr

+43 662 842220