A new Bauhaus Museum for Weimar

Foto: Andre Kühn / © Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Opening Bauhaus-Museum Weimar

Free Entry

On 6 April 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm at the new Bauhaus Museum Weimar and at the Neue Museum Weimar incl. Open-Air-Programme.

Programme of the Opening Weekend

In 2019 Germany will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the legendary school of art and design originally founded in Weimar.

To mark the occasion, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will open the new bauhaus museum weimar and a new permanent exhibition on modernism around 1900 at the Neues Museum Weimar on 6 April 2019.

Further details about the opening programme will be announced in the coming months.

Visualisierung, 2017, © bloomimages GmbH
Entrance Portal with forecourt, visiualization, 2017
Visualisierung, 2018, © bloomimages GmbH
Detail of the front, visualization, 2018
Visualisierung, 2018, © bloomimages GmbH
visualization and current state of the southwest elevation, 2018
Visualisierung, 2018, © bloomimages GmbH
southeast elevation with terrace, visualization, 2018
Visualisierung, 2018, © Tomás Saraceno
Foyer with Tomás Saraceno's artwork, visualization, 2018

Building Text

The museum building designed by Prof. Heike Hanada is being built in direct vicinity to the so-called green, cultural and sports axis as a big “cultural project” of the Weimar Republic, the former “Gauforum”, from the Nazi era as well as the “Langer Jakob”, student dorms that were developed in the 1970s. The new museum brings these chronological layers of modernism together in a narrative and makes them conducive to current debates.

heike hanada laboratory of art and architecture
Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, Lounge, visualization, 2018
heike hanada laboratory of art and architecture
Prof. Heike Hanada, architect of the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar
Foto: Andrew Alberts, © heike hanada laboratory of art and architecture 2019
The Bauhaus-Museum by night
Foto: Andrew Alberts, © heike hanada laboratory of art and architecture 2019
View into the museum
Foto: Andrew Alberts, © heike hanada laboratory of art and architecture 2019
View into the museum II

Neues Museum Weimar
Jorge-Semprún-Platz 5
99423 Weimar

Opening hours
Wed – Mon 10 am –  6pm
Tue closed

Admission
Adults €8.00
Conc. €6.50
Pupils (16 – 20 years) €3.00 

A media guide in German and English is included in the price of admission.
The museum offers access to handicapped visitors.

Neues Museum Weimar

The former Grand Ducal Museum was built in 1869 – one of the first museums in Germany. In 2019, the Neues Museum Weimar will become an integral part of the Quarter of Weimar Modernism centred around the bauhaus museum. In 2020, it will be joined by a Buchenwald Memorial exhibition on the subject of “forced labour” in the south wing of the “Gauforum”, and the House of the Weimar Republic on Theaterplatz.

The new permanent exhibition “Van de Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism around 1900” features outstanding international works of Realism, Impressionism and Jugendstil which exemplify a radiant, but ambivalent chapter of art history with numerous references to contemporary trends. Based on the philosopher and cult figure Friedrich Nietzsche, the exhibition will present important works of early modernism in Weimar, including pieces by the Weimar Art School and prominent avant-gardists, e.g. Claude Monet and Max Beckmann, who enjoyed the support of Harry Graf Kessler. The exhibition will also present numerous functional and elegant works designed by Henry van de Velde.

A large museum workshop will offer regular and special programmes that invite visitors to actively explore exhibition themes related to handicrafts, such as bookbinding and woodworking.

Both the exhibition “Van de Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism around 1900” and the museum-pedagogical workshops in the Neues Museum Weimar are financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the Thuringian State Chancellery, Department of Culture and Art.

The museum is closed until the Grand Reopening on 6 April 2019.

Jens Hauspurg, © Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Neues Museum Weimar
Jens Hauspurg, © Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Neues Museum Weimar
Jens Hauspurg, © Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Foyer, Neues Museum Weimar
Jens Hauspurg, © Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Foyer, Neues Museum Weimar
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