Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.
Weimar possesses an extraordinary collection which highlights the prehistory, history and long-term impact of the State Bauhaus, founded here in Weimar in 1919. In terms of size and quality, it is the most significant collection worldwide, second only to the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin. In 1995 a provisional Bauhaus museum was installed in the former Kunsthalle on Theaterplatz, designed by Clemens Wenzeslaus Coudray.
Thanks to a special investment programme created by the German federal government and the state of Thuringia in July 2008, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar was granted the resources and authority to construct a new Bauhaus museum in Weimar. Construction work began in November 2015. On 5 April 2019, the new museum opened on Stéphane-Hessel-Platz on the day of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Bauhaus. At the same time, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar also opened a brand-new exhibition on modernism around 1900 in the Neues Museum. Both museums form the centre of a cultural quarter which conveys the eventful history of modernism in Weimar’s urban infrastructure. On the occasion of Walter Gropius’s birthday on 18 May 2019, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will open the newly restored model residence Haus Am Horn, the first architectural project designed and built by the Bauhaus in 1923.
Klassik Stiftung Weimar