The Bauhaus Centenary on the world stage
The Bauhaus centenary is a national event with international resonance – and the involvement of the Federal Government in the Bauhaus 2019 Association underlines this. ‘The Bauhaus is still today the world’s most influential educational institution in the field of architecture, art and design,’ according to the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters. ‘It was always a place for experimentation and provocation, for new forms and new materials. We will be taking the opportunity of the centenary in 2019 to draw the world’s attention to one of Germany’s most successful cultural exports in the twentieth century.’
Ms Grütters is responsible for coordinating the Federal Government’s activities in preparation for the centenary.
To enable visitors from all over the world to appreciate the works of art from the fields of architecture, art and product design in appropriate settings, the Federal Government is providing € 52 million for the construction of the new Bauhaus museums in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. In addition, special-issue stamps and commemorative coins will be issued to celebrate the Bauhaus centenary in 2019. The Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Federal Cultural Foundation) is also supporting numerous central centenary projects and is promoting contemporary ways of engaging with the ideas of the avant-garde college through the ‘Bauhaus today’ fund.