Masters, Portfolios and Models
In the Spotlight: Hessen
For ten years, from 1960 to 1970, Darmstadt was home to the newly founded Bauhaus Archive. During this time there was not only an early and intensive reception of the Bauhaus, but also a great deal of art historical work and archiving. Many publications, lectures and exhibitions linked the archive with the city in which a number of Bauhaus members lived and worked after 1945. The Kunst Archiv Darmstadt recalls these years in an exhibition which will last until 19 July and documents the period with photos, models, records and printed works.
In Darmstadt the Graphic Collection of the Landesmuseum presents an exhibition with works from its own collection. One exhibit is of special importance: the “Master Portfolio of the State Bauhaus”. It assembles works by Feininger, Kandinsky, Klee, Marcks, Muche, Schlemmer, Schreyer and Moholy-Nagy. There are 100 copies of this portfolio worldwide.
Ernst May House
In the mid-1920s the director of the board of public works of Frankfurt, Ernst May, played a central role in the development of the city. More than 12,000 new flats were erected in only five years under his direction. You can visit one of these houses called the Ernst May House in the context of the Grand Tour of Modernism.
[TF 2019; Translation SR]
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