Bauhaus: Still in the spotlight

The worldwide celebrations for the centenary of the Bauhaus focused on the achievements of this influential art and design movement. The range of exhibitions appealed to aficionados,but it also attracted wider interest.Leila Stone wrote in The Architect's Newspaper: Bauhaus is architecture. Bauhaus is costume design. Bauhaus is textile design. Bauhaus is furniture ... it has never been more clear that Bauhaus is everywhere.

Here's a roundup of places to explore and experience the Bauhaus movement.

The Birthplace of Bauhaus

Not to be missed is Bauhaus Museum Weimar, presenting numerous treasures from the world's oldest Bauhaus collection. It displays the Weimar collections of the State Bauhaus, which was founded in the town in 1919. The exhibition The Bauhaus Comes from Weimar centers on the key issues, ideas and design proposals of the Bauhaus and its significance in our life today. This signature exhibit will run till 2024. But the museum also hosts other exhibits.

The lovingly-renovated Haus Am Horn is furnished with pieces designed and built in the Bauhaus workshops by students who went on to be legends: Marcel Breuer, Theodor Bogler and Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. The iconic building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Haus am Horn is widely recognised as the precursor of modern living. In this house designed by Georg Muche, the revolutionary ideas of the Bauhaus materialised for the first time.

Photo courtesy of Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Finally, learn how the influence continues by joining a walking tour led by current Bauhaus University students. The visitors are taken to the historic Bauhaus sites where they can relive the past and present of the Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar.

Bauhaus Moves to Dessau

Bauhaus Museum Dessau features over 1,000 exhibits and tells the story of the famous school in Dessau. The complete collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation comprises around 49,000 catalogued exhibits and is the second-largest collection worldwide on the theme of the Bauhaus.

In addition the city boasts several Bauhaus buildings

For more information visit BauhausLand

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February 13, 2020

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