In 2019, Germany will mark the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the legendary school of art design originally founded in Weimar. On this occasion, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will open the new Bauhaus Museum Weimar and a new exhibition on modernism at the turn of the 20th century at the Neues Museum Weimar on 6 April. Both museums are located at the heart of a new cultural quarter which will highlight the eventful history of modernism in Weimar’s urban infrastructure.
Featuring contemporary architecture and innovative exhibition design, the Bauhaus Museum Weimar will present numerous treasures from the world’s oldest Bauhaus collection for the first time. All further information can be found under: www.bauhausmuseumweimar.de
The old Bauhaus Museum on Theaterplatz closed on 8 January 2018. Between 1995 and 2018, the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar was provisionally housed in the former Kunsthalle on Theaterplatz.
Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in April 1919. He summoned international avant-garde artists such as Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer and László Moholy-Nagy to Weimar. Based on an innovative, pluralist teaching programme including creativity training, team work and practically oriented workshop training, the Bauhaus students obtained outstanding results in the fields of fine art, design, architecture and the performing arts.
The Bauhaus was driven out of Weimar in 1925, moved to Dessau and in 1932 relocated to Berlin. The National Socialists finally closed it in 1933. No other German college was as closely linked with the political, economic and cultural development of the Weimar Republic as the State Bauhaus. The memorial boards at the German National Theatre in Weimar and the Märzgefallenendenkmal (Monument to the March Dead) erected in the historic cemetery in memory of Weimar’s victims of the Kapp putsch still bear witness to this today. Both memorials were designed by Gropius.
In 1996, the Bauhaus Sites in Weimar and Dessau were officially added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage. In 2017, the ensemble was extended to »Bauhaus Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau«. Bauhaus sites in Weimar are the Main Building and the small Van de Velde Building of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Haus Am Horn.
Bauhaus Museum Weimar
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