Modernism and the Bauhaus

Did you know that the Bauhaus was founded in Weimar in 1919? Artists and visionaries from diverse disciplines and nationalities came together to redefine the world of art, design and the handicrafts. Their efforts culminated in the establishment of an innovative school of art and design that was destined to become the most influential of the 20th century – the Bauhaus. The Haus Am Horn, a model of modern residential design, was the first building ever constructed by the Bauhaus in 1923. Starting in April 2019, you can experience the early years of the Bauhaus in Weimar in a brand-new museum.

The Bauhaus Museum Weimar and the Neues Museum Weimar are part of the Quarter of Weimar Modernism.

Bauhaus Museum Weimar

Visitors can experience the formative years prior to the Bauhaus at the Haus Hohe Pappeln, the private residence of Henry van de Velde, and the Nietzsche-Archiv which was completely refurbished by the Belgian architect and designer. The burgeoning modernist movement around 1900 is the subject of a new permanent exhibition opening at the Neues Museum Weimar in April 2019. It presents outstanding, international works of realism, impressionism and Jugendstil which mirror a glamourous, yet contradictory era.

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.

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