WEIMAR - WIEGE DES BAUHAUS
The legendary College of Design was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar. Even today, you can follow ground-breaking developments on a journey through the Bauhaus Museum on the basis of its valuable exhibits. And: To this day, design classics of that era are produced, for example the Bauhaus chess pieces and the Wagenfeld table lamp.
One of the recipes of success for the rapid establishment of the Bauhaus: Gropius brought renowned artists to his side, including Feininger, Itten, Kandinsky, Klee and Schlemmer. In the museum you will find the central works of these masters - they are part of the extensive collections of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar (Foundation of Weimar Classics).
The Gropius collection alone is considered the oldest existing Bauhaus inventory! And did you know that there was a kind of predecessor of the Bauhaus? Henry van de Velde founded a school of applied arts in Weimar in the heart of Thuringia. In 1925, the Bauhaus had to be dissolved after political pressure. The mayor of today's Dessau-Roßlau allowed Gropius to relocate the school to Dessau, which is now in the local Gropiusallee.
All those have been referred to as "Bauhaus" personalities, particularly in the visual arts, performing arts, design and architecture. The former museum in the former Wagenremise am Theaterplatz is closed at the moment because the Klassik Stiftung Weimar is currently preparing the new building "Bauhaus Museum Weimar". Therefore, the architectural competition for the new Bauhaus Museum, which is to be opened in 2019 for the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, was deliberately put out to tender in an open, international competition.
The unmissable new building of the museum is located in the city center, in the immediate vicinity of the city park and the Weimarhalle. Other exciting places worth a visit: the main building of the Bauhaus University, the former School of Applied Arts and the Haus am Horn. The latter is the only Bauhaus architecture created in Weimar and was completed in 1923 for the first major exhibition. The School of Applied Arts was once built as a workshop and studio to plans by designer and architect Henry van de Velde.
|from April 2019|
|Address||Bauhaus-Museum, Stéphane-Hessel-Platz 1, 99423 Weimar|