A new Bauhaus Museum for Weimar
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.
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.
Neues Museum Weimar
Wed – Mon 10 am – 6pm
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.
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