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The building site of modernism
In the 1920s, Frankfurt/Main emerged as an archetypal metropolis of the Modern Age. In many fields the architects working on behalf of the City were performing pioneering work, which in the 1920s gave Frankfurt a worldwide reputation as a Modernist stronghold and would define architecture and urban development for decades to come.
The exhibition is part of the cooperation between three municipal museums (Museum Angewandte Kunst, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Historisches Museum Frankfurt), the recently founded Forum Neues Frankfurt (run by the ernst-may-gesellschaft e.V.), and the City of Frankfurt. This joint initiative represents Frankfurt’s contribution to the Bauhaus anniversary celebrations.
Concerts, installations, puppet and straight theatre, dance and film, workshops and guided tours, games and festivities: The programme offers numerous different events and formats for Bauhaus experts and novices.
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Hannes Meyers gebaute PädagogikEvents
Triennial of Modernism – Migration of the Material
Under the auspices of Israel’s Ambassador to Germany, the third Triennial of Modernism will take place in October 2019. For the centenary year, the event at all three historical Bauhaus locations will take on a special character. While Weimar and Berlin will focus on the school’s vision and global legacy, Dessau will examine a group of themes revolving around architecture and materials – also with a view to the White City in Tel Aviv.
Avant-garde in the Lower Rhine region
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is associated with iconic buildings such as the Barcelona Pavilion or the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Less well know however is that from 1927 to 1938 Mies cultivated a close relationship with the city of Krefeld in North-Rhine Westphalia and also made his mark there. We spoke with Christiane Lange, art historian and curator of the Krefeld contribution to the Bauhaus Centenary. Her great-grandfather Hermann Lange commissioned Mies, one of the most eminent architects of the modern era, to build his house in Krefeld in the 1920s.
Topics that still set off sparks today
Experts from science, art, design and architecture were invited to the Academy of Arts in Berlin to partake in the critical discourse on 100 years of bauhaus at the 27th of September 2018. Selected impressions of a discursive event.
The Grand Tour of Modernism Thuringia
The Bauhaus comes from Thuringia and has left a number of traces in a multitude of locations throughout the state. From here, it went on to conquer the world and, with its functional design, it has continued to make its mark on our living rooms right through to the present day.
The mother of the built-in kitchen, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, would have turned 120 this year. Reason enough to learn more about her Frankfurt kitchen and how it attained such renown.
Bauhaus treasure in pine forest
Only 40 kilometres north of Berlin, hidden in a pine forest, lies Hannes Meyers’ impressive construction for the Bundesschule des ADGB (ADBG Trade Union School). The ADBG school shows Bauhaus architecture with a rough charm in an idyllic landscape.
Bauhaus Museum Weimar
In 2019 when the whole world will be celebrating the founding of the Weimar State Bauhaus 100 years ago the most important date for Weimar and the city’s visitors will be 6 April. On this day the Bauhaus Museum Weimar will open after a three-year construction period.
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is being built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus and will open in 2019, the centenary year. So far, it has only been possible to present the prized collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in a limited way in the Bauhaus Building. In the new museum, a suitable space to publicly display the collection is being created for the very first time.