Since 1998, the Arnold Schönberg Center has been the central repository of Schönberg's legacy and a public cultural center in Vienna.
Arnold Schönberg - composer, painter, teacher, theorist and inventor - was born in Vienna in 1874 and died in Los Angeles in 1951. Extensive travels and stays led him to Berlin, Barcelona, Paris and Boston. In terms of compositional history, Schönberg's name is associated with an epochal innovation, the "method of composition with twelve tones that are only related to each other".
At the Center, exhibitions on Schönberg's life and work, a selection of his pictorial oeuvre, the reconstruction of his study from Los Angeles, a library on themes of the Viennese School, as well as concert series, lectures, workshops and symposia will provide a deeper insight into Schönberg's musical and pictorial work.
Arnold Schönberg’s estate has been inscribed on the UNESCO “Memory of the World” Register in 2011.