Bauhaus Museum Weimar
Since 2010, the Bauhaus Collection of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar has also been expanded to include the famous Ludewig Design Collection, for which Berlin collector Manfred Ludewig has been gathering together more than 2,800 objects from all over Europe since the 1960s. His collection offers a unique overview of 200 years of design history and thus sets the Bauhaus into a broader cultural and design-historical context from the end of the 18th century onwards. Works by the Vienna Workshops are represented here, as well as by the Dutch group "De Stijl", furniture collections by the Thonet company, a collection of Braun products, or extensive collections featuring the work of individual designers such as Wilhelm Wagenfeld.
The exhibition “The Bauhaus Comes from Weimar”centres around the key issues, ideas and design proposals of the Bauhaus and its significance in our life today. The Bauhaus was a place of experimentation in the free and applied arts, design, architecture and education. Based on the question “How do we want to live together?”, the exhibition highlights key issues which are just as relevant today as they were in the Bauhaus era.
Mon – Sun, 9.30 am – 6 pm
The exhibition draws on a unique group of objects – the world’s oldest museum collection of works from the Bauhaus workshops, established by Walter Gropius in the 1920s, which has since grown to approximately 13,000 objects. These include the famous table lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Carl Jakob Jucker, the teapot by Marianne Brandt, the lattice chair by Marcel Breuer, furniture by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and graphic artworks by Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy and Lyonel Feininger. Alongside historical documents never shown before, the exhibition presents the extraordinary development of this influential school of art and design.
The Bauhaus Museum Weimar aims to reinterpret the history of the Bauhaus. It reveals how the Bauhaus initiated crucial processes of change at the start of the 20th century with respect to society, new forms of coexistence, new technologies, material studies and much more.
Bauhaus-Museum Weimar and Museum Neues Weimar are part of Quarters Weimar Modernism.