“Bauhaus Alliance 2019” commemorative programme

Bauhaus anniversary commemorative programme – funded by the International thematic focus Bauhaus 2019

Project description

The Federal Cultural Foundation has been co-financing a series of exhibitions and projects on the history of ideas and international development of the Bauhaus at the historic Bauhaus sites. The projects have been presented at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung Berlin starting in 2017 – and afterwards at institutions in other German states.

The programme financed several exhibitions, such as “Light! Photography at the New Bauhaus in Chicago” in Berlin, “Ways out of the Bauhaus. Gerhard Marcks and His Circle of Friends” in Weimar and “Handcraft – Alter Ego and New Meaning” in Dessau. During the actual Bauhaus year 2019, major commemorative exhibitions have been presented in all of the new museums, which are currently under construction in the three Bauhaus cities.

In order to better coordinate the commemorative events on this occasion, nine German states have formed an alliance which, in addition to the commemorative festival week in Berlin, staged fourteen major exhibitions throughout Germany, demonstrating where and how the Bauhaus influenced architecture, urban planning, typography, design, photography, dance and much more.

The programme “Bauhaus 2019” aimed to make the Bauhaus anniversary an event of national prominence which pays tribute to the success of the Bauhaus in shaping the history of modernity on a global scale.

Central projects

Bauhaus 2019 funding focus

In commemoration of the Bauhaus centennial in 2019, the Federal Cultural Foundation has been funding an extensive programme highlighting the historical legacy, international influence and contemporary relevance of the Bauhaus.


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Friederike Zobel

Kulturstiftung des Bundes
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