Bauhaus. A Conceptual Model

Exhibition commemorating the 90th anniversary of the State Bauhaus in Weimar

This exhibition presented a comprehensive portrayal of the historic Bauhaus movement from 1919 to 1933 and its international influence on the fields of design, architecture, modern art, interior design and pedagogy. The three German Bauhaus locations, Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, collaborated for the first time on such a project and cooperated with the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With their focus on the Bauhaus as a pan-societal phenomenon in an international context, the curators hoped the exhibition will initiate a scientific re-evaluation of the movement.
The extensive collections at the Bauhaus Archive Berlin, the Bauhaus Museum of the Foundation of Weimar Classics and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation were supplemented by international loans, in particular works of fine art.

Project managers: Hellmut Seemann, Omar Akbar, Annemarie Jaeggi
A joint project by the Foundation of Weimar Classics, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Bauhaus Archive Berlin

Travel book and app

The project “Model Bauhaus” has just published the “Bauhaus Travel Book. Weimar. Dessau. Berlin” and released the app “BauhausGuide”.

The travel book offers a new perspective of the history of the Bauhaus model in three chapters. The journey takes readers from Weimar to Dessau to Berlin, highlights the legacy and landmarks of Henry van de Velde and Walter Gropius, visits the three museum collection in each city and reveals some of the lesser known facts about the State Bauhaus. Short essays are interspersed throughout and focus on aspects of the Bauhaus in the past and present.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Klassik Stiftung Weimar (ed.) hardcover, 304 pages, 111 colour photos, 121 b/w photos
€ 19.95 [D] / 28.50 sFr., ISBN 978-3-8321-9411-6, Dumont Buchverlag. Currently out of print.

The iPhone app “BauhausGuide” makes it much easier to find more than one hundred Bauhaus sites. Jointly developed by the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the “BauhausGuide” takes visitors to the icons of modernity and the hidden Bauhaus sites.

Visit the 'Bauhaus Online' website for more information on the travel book and app.


Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

Gropiusallee 38

06846 Dessau (external link, opens in a new window)